Richard P Arsenty Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Libretti

Research and Publications

Audiovisual Materials



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Collection Overview

Title: Richard P Arsenty Papers, 2003-2013Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/192

Primary Creator: Richard P. Arsenty (1945-2013)

Extent: 7.75 cubic feet

Arrangement: Materials are organized in four series: Series 1, Libretti, 1812-2008; Series 2, Research and Publications, 1909-2013; Series 3, Audiovisual Materials, 1931-2005. Materials in Series 1 and 2 are arranged in alphabetical order. Materials in Series 2 are in original order.

Date Acquired: 11/21/2013

Subjects: Meyerbeer, Giacomo, Opera

Languages: English, German, French, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of opera librettos, drafts of libretto translations, audio and video recordings, research notes on various Italian operas and languages, copies of sources, scholarly articles, sheet music, information regarding MRF Records, and working and final drafts of Arsenty's publication, Meyerbeer: A Reader. The papers document Arsenty's opera research and his life-long work on documenting the performances, recordings, and music of Giacomo Meyerbeer.

Biographical Note

Richard P. Arsenty was born in 1945 in Woodstock, Illinois. As a young man, he attended the University of Illinois, earning degrees in both biology education and library science. He taught at the high school and collegiate levels for seven years, before working as a libretto translator for MRF Records for eight years. Following his employment with MRF, he worked as a reference librarian at Purchase College in New York. After retiring early, he continued his work with libretti, translating over 160 opera libretti for the Opera Orchestra of New York, the New York City Opera, Orfeo Records, and Opera Rara among other organizations.

Subject/Index Terms

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Opera

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Rogene Kyle


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: LibrettiAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "L'Africaine"Libretto, master copy, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: L'Africaine Libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "L'Africaine" Libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: L'Africaine original Libretto and other Libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: L'Africaine acts 1 - 3 libretto, master printout, October 2, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: L'Africaine acts 4 - 5 libretto, master printout, October 2, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The African Maiden Libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: L'Ambassadrice and Zampa French libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Armida libretto, 1983-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Assassinio Nella Cattedrale libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: The Brandenburg Gate libretto, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Das Brandenburger Tor libretto, master printout, October 1, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Le Chemineau libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Crociato in Egitto, original Venice 1824 libretto and selections from 1825 libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Crociato in Egitto libretto, Opera Rara version, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Crociato in Egitto drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: The Demon libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Dinora libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Emma Di Resburgo, original 1819 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Les Diamants de la Couronne libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: L'Esule di Granata, original 1821 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: L'Etoile du Nord original 1854 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: L'Etoile du Nord libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: L'Etoile du Nord libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: L'Etoile du Nord texts from libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: La Falena libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Ein Feldlager in Schlesien original 1844 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Ein Feldlager in Schlesien libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Host and Guest; Or, A Joke Turns Serious libretto, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Les Huguenots libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Les Huguenots, various libretti and fragments from a variety of sources [sic], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Les Huguenots Italian libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Irrelohe libretto and synopsis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Jephtha Gelubde, original 1812 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Jephtha Gelubde libretto, master printout, October 24, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Jephthah's Vow libretto, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 37: La Juive, master copy, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "La Juive" libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: "Le Juif Errant" libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Le Juif Errant libretto master copy, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Le Juif Errant libretto master copy, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Le Juif Errant libretto, master printout, August 29, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Le juif Errant libretto drafts and notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: La Lepreuse French-English libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Libretti collection, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2. Contains Dinorah, L'Africaine, Le Prophete, L'Etoile du Nord, and Vielka.
Folder 2: Libretti collection, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2. Contains Robert le Diable, Les Huguenots, and Ein Feldlager in Schlesien.
Folder 3: Libretto collection, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains Jephtas Gelubde, Wirth und Gast, Romilda e Costanza, Seiramide Riconosciuta, Emma di Resburgo, Margherita d'Anjou, L'Esule de Granata, and Il Crociato in Egitto.
Folder 4: The Man without a Country libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Margaret of Anjou libretto, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Margherita d'Anjou, original 1820 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Margarita d'Anjou libretto, 2002Add to your cart.
Master printout, 3/10/02.
Folder 8: Maria Tudor libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Marriage libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The Merchant of Venice libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: The Merchant of Venice libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Mlada and Oedipus libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Nerone libretto, published, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Nerone annotated libretto, mastercopy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Nerone annotated libretto, mastercopy of Act IV through bibliography, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Nerone annotated libretto, mastercopy of cover through Act III, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Le Pardon de Ploemel original 1859 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Le Pardon de Ploermel libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Petrella libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Le Prophete original 1849 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Le Prophete libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Le Prophete libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Quo Vadis? libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Rienzi libretto, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Rienzi libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Risurrezione libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Robert le Diable libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Robert le Diable, copy of libretto based on new 1999 critical edition of the score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Romilda e Costanza, original 1817 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Russlan and Lyudmilla libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Salammbo libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Salammbo libretto, master copy #1, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Salammbo libretto, master copy #2, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Salammbo libretto master printout (9/12/02), 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Salammbo libretto, bound, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Salammbo libretto in Russian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Der Schatzgraber libretto and synopsis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Semiramide, original 1819 libretto and 1820 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Semiramide libretto, master printout (6/15/02), 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Semiramis libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Si libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sigurd libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Le Songe D'une Nuit D'Ete French libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Das Spielwerk libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Il Trionfo Dell'Amicizia libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Vielka originial 1847 libretto, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Vielka libretto draft, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Wandering Jew libretto, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: William Tell libretto, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Wirth und Gast, original 1813 libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Wirth und Gast; Oder aus Scherz Ernst libretto, master printout (10/01/02), 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, A, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, B-C, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, D-F, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, G-J, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, L-M, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, N-P, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Opera Orchestra of New York libretti, R-W, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Opera Orchestra of New York programs, B-L, 1982-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Opera Orchestra of New York programs, N-W, 1982-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Libretti not by Opera Orchestra of New York, D-H, 1974-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Libretti not by Opera Orchestra of New York, L-S, 1974-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Bound copies of libretti, 1888-1971Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aureliano in Palmira libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Il Barbiere di Siviglia libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bianca e Falliero, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: La Cambiale di Matrimonio libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: La Cenerentola, librettoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ciro in Babilonia libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Le Comte Ory libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Demetrio e Polibio libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: The Demon libretto in Russian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: La Donna del Lago libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Demon libretto in Russian, English, and a transliteration, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Eduardo e Cristina libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: L'Equivoco Stravagante libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Elisabetta, Regnia D'Inghilterra, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ermione libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Fausta notes, articles, synopses, libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Die Feen libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: La Gazzetta libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: La Gazza Ladra libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Guillaume Tell libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: L'Inganno Felice libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: L'Italiana in Algeria libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Libretto library information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Macbeth libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Maometto II libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Marriage libretto in Russian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Matilde di Shabran libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Moise et Pharaon libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: L'Occasione Fa Il Ladro libretto drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Otello libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: La Pietra del Paragone libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ricciardo e Zoraide libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Robert Bruce libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Rome and Juliet libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: La Scala di Seta libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Semiramide libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Le Siege de Corinthe, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sigismondo libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Il Signor Bruschino text, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Das Spielwerk libretto and synopsis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Taming of the Shrew libretto and drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Tancredi libretto, ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Torvaldo e Dorliska libretto and drafts, draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Il Turco in Italia libretto and draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Il Viaggo a Reims libretto draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Zelmira libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Adelaide di Borogogna libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Adina libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Moise in Egitto libretti, undated, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Robert le Diable (for OONY), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Der Sigende Teufel and der Schmid von Gent synopses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Complete Libretti in Five Volumes, 2004Add to your cart.
In the Original and in English Translations by Richard Arsenty with an introduction by Robert Letellier.  Volume 1.  Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd., London.
Volume 2: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Complete Libretti in Five Volumes, 2004Add to your cart.
In the Original and in English Translations by Richard Arsenty with an introduction by Robert Letellier.?  Volume 2.?  Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd., London.
Volume 3: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Complete Libretti in Five Volumes, 2004Add to your cart.
In the Original and in English Translations by Richard Arsenty with an introduction by Robert Letellier.  Volume 3.  Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd., London.
Volume 4: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Complete Libretti in Five Volumes, 2004Add to your cart.
In the Original and in English Translations by Richard Arsenty with an introduction by Robert Letellier.  Volume 4.  Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd., London.
Volume 5: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Complete Libretti in Five Volumes, 2004Add to your cart.
In the Original and in English Translations by Richard Arsenty with an introduction by Robert Letellier.  Volume 5.  Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd., London.

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