5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.).

  1. Max Rudolf papers, 1922-1993

    approximately 4,500 items. 22 containers. 11.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Rudolf was a German-born American conductor and music educator. He is best known for his work with the Metropolitan Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Curtis Institute of Music. The collection contains Rudolf's extensive correspondence with prominent 20th century musical figures, Metropolitan Opera annual files documenting his years with that organization, and a few photographs.

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  2. Roger L. Stevens papers, 1863-2002

    approximately 192,000 items. 436 containers and 30 map case folders. 234 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Roger Lacey Stevens (1910-1998) was an American theatrical producer and financial backer with more than 200 shows to his credit; an arts administrator who served as the founding chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the first chair of both the National Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; and founder, executive officer, and shareholder of numerous commercial and residential real estate businesses that owned iconic buildings including the Empire State Building and Belleview Biltmore Hotel and pioneered the development of several shopping malls. The collection, which documents all aspects of Stevens's life and career, contains awards and certificates; clippings; correspondence; daily calendars, schedules and telephone logs; financial records; invitations; photographs; realia; scrapbooks; and speeches and writings. Materials specific to his arts administration and theatrical careers include actor and crew contracts; audition and casting materials; box office reports, posters, production stills, programs, and publicity material; rehearsal schedules; reviews; and scripts. Materials specific to his real estate work include construction plans, purchase contracts and agreements, incorporation and dissolution papers, and leases.

  3. Geraldine Farrar papers, 1895-1960s

    approximately 25,000 items. 67 boxes. 28.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Geraldine Farrar was an American opera singer and film actress. The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, including correspondence, scrapbooks and clippings, photographs and music materials containing sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, Farrar's writings, contracts, radio scripts, concert programs, awards, and other miscellaneous items.

  4. Helen Traubel papers, 1910-1972

    approximately 3,500 items. 37 containers. 18.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Helen Traubel (1899-1972) was an American soprano and writer. Known for her Wagnerian opera roles, Traubel spent 16 years at the Metropolitan Opera before exploring work in television, musical theater, and nightclubs. This collection documents her career through correspondence, photographs, scripts, scrapbooks, and her annotated music scores and orchestra library.

  5. Alice Eversman and Elena de Sayn papers, 1862-1970s

    approximately 2,175 items. 31 containers. 14.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alice Eversman (1885-1974) and Elena de Sayn (1884?-1966) were a performing duo active in the early 1900s. Eversman was an operatic soprano and de Sayn was a violinist. During the 1930s, they both settled in Washington, D.C., and became music critics for the Washington Star. They were important members of the local musical community as well as newspaper writers' groups. De Sayn also continued her performing and teaching career through the early 1960s. The collection includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks about Eversman, de Sayn, and others, writings, printed music, photographs, programs, subject files, and biographical information.