7 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.


    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.


    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. Paul F. Stiga collection of stage and costume design, 1821-2017

    approximately 4,000 items. 236 boxes. 134.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Paul Freeman Stiga (1936-2019) was a collector of set and costume designs created for stage productions, television, and film. The Paul F. Stiga Collection of Stage and Costume Design consists of approximately 2,600 design renderings that date between 1821 and 2017 and document more than 1,300 ballets, motion pictures, plays, operas, operettas, revues, and television shows. These renderings encompass the work of more than 900 designers, including Georg II, Duke of Sachsen-Meiningen, Robert Edmond Jones, Jo Mielziner, Léon Bakst, Walter Plunkett, Irene Sharaff, and Edith Head. Stiga maintained informational files on numerous designers that include biographical materials, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. The collection also contains 85 caricatures by Sam Norkin and approximately 50 prints and posters.

  4. Gunther Schuller papers, 1615-2014

    approximately 23,000 items. 630 containers. 302 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Gunther Schuller (1925-2015) was a composer, arranger, conductor, educator, author, arts administrator, and publisher, among other roles. The collection contains music composed by Schuller and music he arranged, edited, or transcribed, as well as music by other composers, much of it annotated, that Schuller studied and conducted.

  5. Geraldine Farrar papers, 1895-1960s

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


    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.

  6. Helen Traubel papers, 1910-1972

    approximately 3,500 items. 36 containers. 18.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    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.

  7. 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.


    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.