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Collection Description

Collection Title
London: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (1920-)
A collection of programmes from the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. There is also one (undated) programme from the Lyric Opera House (the second name for the first theatrical building - the first building was reconstructed in 1895 and renamed the Lyric Theatre). The majority of programmes in the collection date from the 1920s and the 1950s. There are programmes from a variety of genres including music-theatre, operetta, opera and light opera. There is a significant amount of British opera within the collection. For example, there are programmes and reviews from performances of "Savitri" (Holst) in 1921. There are also many programmes from performances of Britten opera, in particular "Let's make an Opera" in 1951. The most prolific work performed in this collection is "The Beggar's Opera": there are many programmes of performances from 1920 to 1923, with other programmes from later revivals. The English Opera Group are responsible for a number of programmes from opera performances in the 1950s. There a few programmes from concerts in the collection, including concerts organised by the Hammersmith Sunday Concert Series.

Programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1920 -
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council