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Collection Description

Collection Title
State Performances: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1907-39)
Unique Identifier
Tab.689.a.2. (3-6.)
Description
A collection of playbills/souvenir programmes for four Gala/State Performances given under the auspices of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden between 1907 and 1939, arranged chronologically as tracts 3-6 of a bound volume.

Tracts 3-5 consist of illustrated playbills (with programmes and indications of performers) printed on silk. Tract 6 is a souvenir programme, including detailed lists of the solo and orchestral performers.

[3.]
11 June 1907: Gala Performance, in honour of the visit of their Majesties the King and Queen of Denmark. This was a three-part performance featuring the first acts of [Puccini], Madame Butterfly and La Boheme (conducted by Signor Campanini) and selections from the first two scenes of the third act of [Wagner], Die Meistersinger (conducted by Hans Richter).

[4.]
27 May 1908: Gala Performance, in honour of the visit of the President of the French Republic, conducted by Signor Campanini. This was a two-part concert consisting of selections from [Bizet] I Pescatori di Perle (Act I) and [Gounod] Faust (Act II).

[5.]
11 May 1914: State Performance, in honour of the visit of their Majesties King and Queen of Denmark. This was a three-part concert consisting of selections from [Verdi], Tosca (Act I), [Puccini] , La Boheme (Act I) and [Verdi], Aida (Act II/ii), conducted by Giorgi Polacco, Albert Coates and Arthur Nikisch.

[6.]
22 March 1939: Grand State Performance, in honour of the visit of President of the French Republic and Madame Lebrun. This was a two-part performance of Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty, given by Vic-Wells Ballet and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Constant Lambert. Also, Debussy, Iberia, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Thomas Beecham.
Format
Date range of collection
1907 - 1939
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council