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Toronto music life collection
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Yoko Watanabe and Stephanie Applin in Madama Butterfly

Item is a publicity photograph of soprano Yoko Watanabe as Cio-Cio-San and Stephanie Applin as Trouble, Cio-Cio-San's child, in the 1990 Canadian Opera Company production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto (September 20, 21, 28, October 1, 3, 6, 11, 13, and 14, 1990).

Yoko Watanabe and Marcello Giordani in Madama Butterfly

Item is a publicity photograph of soprano Yoko Watanabe as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Marcello Giordani as Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton in the 1990 Canadian Opera Company production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto (September 20, 21, 28, October 1, 3, 6, 11, 13, and 14, 1990).

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1994

Collection consists of materials relating to musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, including various photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s, autographs from various opera singers and musicians from the late-nineteenth century, three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs, and a collection of songs published in the Toronto Evening Telegram at the end of the nineteenth century.

University of Toronto Music Library

Toronto music education

Series consists of materials relating to music education in Toronto, including at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Toronto College of Music.

Stephanie Sundine as Salome

Item is a publicity photograph of the American soprano Stephanie Sundine in her Canadian Opera Company debut in the title role of the Company's 1985-1986 season production of Salome at the O'Keefe Centre (January 24, 27, 30, February 1, 4, 6, 9, 1986). The photograph was taken by BDS Studios, Toronto.

Stefka Evstatieva and John Cheek in La Forza del Destino

Item is a publicity photograph of Stefka Evstatieva as Leonora and John Cheek as Padre Guardiano with the gentlemen of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in a new production of Verdi's La Forza del Destino at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto (September 17, 20, 22, 25, 28, 30, and October 3, 1987).

Scrapbook compiled by Milton Blankstein

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by the Milton Blankstein (later, Blackstone), consisting of newspaper clippings of reviews and press notices, photographs, and programs relating to his career in New York City, Toronto, and other Canadian cities. The scrapbook includes a signed photograph of Eugène Ysaÿe and and Boris Hambourg (dated in Toronto, 1918).

Blackstone, Milton

Robert Milne, Gabrielle Prata, Christopher Coyea, and Keith Boldt in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Robert Milne as Antinoo, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Prata as Penelope, baritone Christopher Coyea as Iro and tenor Keith Boldt as Pisandro in the Canadian Opera Company's 1989 production of Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Texaco Opera Theatre and The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (February 25, 27, March 1, 3, and 5, 1989).

Robert Milne, Gabrielle Prata, Christopher Coyea, and Keith Boldt in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Robert Milne as Antinoo, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Prata as Penelope, baritone Christopher Coyea as Iro and (background) tenor Keith Boldt as Pisandro in the Canadian Opera Company's 1989 production of Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Texaco Opera Theatre and The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (February 25, 27, March 1, 3, and 5, 1989).

Photographs of non-Canadian musicians

File contains autographed photographs of the following European musicians: Malwine Brée, Franz Léhar, Theodor Leschetizky, I. J. Paderewski, Hans Pfitzner, and Victoria de los Angeles. File also contains two autographed promotional photographs taken by Eric Hayes of the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar. Shankar's photographs are not dated.

Photographs of musicians

Series consists of photographs of Canadian and European musicians from the early 1900s, as well as Giuliana Gattoni's collection of publicity photographs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, which predominantly consists of photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions.

Photographs of Canadian musicians

File contains photographs of Canadian musicians, many of which are signed, and most of which are not dated: S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté with string quartet including Peggie Sampson and Victor Feldbrill; Herman Geiger-Torel; Irene Jessner; Greta Kraus; Sir Ernest MacMillan; Lois Marshall (2 photographs); Oskar Morawetz; Charles Peaker; and Redferne Hollinshead.

Patrick Timney in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Patrick Timney as Ulisse in the Canadian Opera Company's 1989 production of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Texaco Opera Theatre and The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (February 25, 27, March 1, 3, and 5, 1989).

Patrick Timney and Mary Anne Barcellona in A Expensive Embarrassment

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Patrick Timney as Stockmayer and soprano Mary Anne Barcellona as Thessaly in An Expensive Embarrassment by Composer-in-Residence at the Canadian Opera Company Denis Gougeon. The opera was performed at the Texaco Opera Theatre and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (May 16-18, 1989).

Oskar Morawetz

File consists of programs and posters for concerts featuring works by Oskar Morawetz, and copies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and programs. The file includes copies of letters from Coretta Scott King, regarding the Morawetz's compositions written in tribute to her husband Martin Luther King, Jr.; from Rose Kennedy regarding Morawetz's composition written in memory of her son John F. Kennedy; from Edward Johnson regarding the dedication of Morawetz's composition "Land of Dreams"; and from Otto Frank regarding the premiere of Morawetz's "From the Diary of Anne Frank." A copy of the vocal score for "From the Diary of Anne Frank" is also included in the file, with a handwritten dedication from the composer to Jean Lavender, inscribed "with best wishes and many thanks for building the Music Library at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto."

The file also includes the following photographs:

  • Sergei Prokofiev and Mstislav Rostropovich (autographed in 1972 by Rostropovich; photo from 1952)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Otto Frank (with dedication dated 1972 to Morawetz)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Zubin Mehta
  • Martin Luther King and family (with dedication to Morawetz)

Nancy Gustafson and Jorge Lopez-Yanez in La traviata

Item is a publicity photograph of soprano Nancy Gustafson as Violetta Valéry and tenor Jorge Lopez-Yanez as Alfredo Germont in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Verdi's La traviata at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto (September 20, 25, 28, 30, October 3, 5, 8, 10, and 13 (matinée), 1991).

Marielle and Katia Labèque

Item is a publicity photograph of the French pianists sitting at a piano. The photograph was taken by Cynthia Hampton and distributed by ICM Artists Ltd., New York.

Margaret Marshall and Richard Margison in La Clemenza di Tito

Item is a publicity photograph of soprano Margaret Marshall as Vitellia and tenor Richard Margison as Tito Vespasiano, with members of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in the 1991 Canadian Opera Company production of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto (June 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18, and 21, 1991).

Luigi von Kunits

File consists of a photograph of Luigi von Kunits by the Van Eeden Studio (Toronto) and a photograph of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with von Kunits conducting (ca. 1923-1931). The file also contains the following score:

  • Souvenir de Moscou : op. 6 : for violin and piano by Henri Wieniawski (Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, [191-?]), with annotations and autograph by Kunits
  • Kunits' cadenza to Brahms' Violin Concerto, op. 77 (handwritten, "property of [Eugene] Kash")
  • Popular Songs : transcription by Kunits (containing "Scenes that are brightest"from Maritana by W.V. Wallace, transcribed for [solo violin?] and piano).
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