- 1934-1976 (Accumulation)
- 1893-1966 (Publication)
Level of description
Extent and medium
92 scores + 3 cm of textual records and other material
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Lori Geiger-Torel, 1977
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Opera scores are listed alphabetically by last name of the composer. Additional materials found inside the scores, including altered libretti, lighting notes, photographs, and stage designs, are stored separately in Box 1.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Languages of the opera libretto are indicated at the item level.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
The publisher, publication date, and plate numbers (if indicated) for each piano-vocal score are recorded in this field at the item level.
Previously titled "Archives Collection 05 : Herman Geiger-Torel." Reference code (05) removed from the title of the collection July 30, 2019.