CA OTUFM 01
Archives Collection 01 : Edward Johnson
- 1878-1959 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
5 boxes;.8 m.
Name of creator
Edward Johnson, tenor and administrator, was born in Guelph, ON, 22 Aug. 1878. He sang in Europe (as "Edoardo di Giovanni") from 1912-1919, and in North America from 1919-1935. From 1935-1950 he was general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City. He died in Guelph in 1959.
Donations from Johnson’s collection; purchases from James Camner, 1978; other donations.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Met.