Item 43 - Edward Johnson at retirement from the Metropolitan Opera Company

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CA OTUFM 01-3-43

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Edward Johnson at retirement from the Metropolitan Opera Company

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  • February 1928 (Creation)

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(1878-1959)

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Photograph previously belonged to Gregor Benko, who gave it to Ward Marston, who in turn gave it to Stephen Clarke alongside The Hugo Wolf Society recordings (see OTUFM 57-2, the Stratton-Clarke collection).

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Gifted to the Music Library with the Stratton-Clarke collection (A2020-03).

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Item is photograph of "Retiring 'Met' head hugged on stage." Label on reverse reads: "Costumed Metropolitan Opera House performers hug retiring General Manager Edward Johnson after memorial performance in is honor February 28. The entire opera house staff joined in the celebration following performance of Puccini's La Tosca. Johnson retires in May after 15 years as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera." Photo by Wide World Photos.

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Box 6

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39 27 29 21 04

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