Collection 05 - Archives Collection 05 : Herman Geiger-Torel

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Archives Collection 05 : Herman Geiger-Torel


  • 1934-1976 (Accumulation)

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2.5 m.

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Herman Geiger-Torel, opera director and teacher was born in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1907. He began his career as a stage director in Czechoslovakia and Germany, and after 1934, in South America. From 1948 until his death in 1976 he was based in Toronto, working with the University of Toronto Opera Division and as general director of the Canadian Opera Company.

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Lori Geiger-Torel, 1977

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His library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes.

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