Eduardo Diazmunoz University of Illinois Opera Theatre Records

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University of Illinois Opera Division Records

University of Illinois School of Music Records

Personal Papers



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Title: Eduardo Diazmunoz University of Illinois Opera Theatre Records, 2004-2014Add to your cart.

ID: 12/5/66

Primary Creator: Diazmunoz, Eduardo

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The Eduardo Diazmunoz University of Illinois Opera Theatre Records are arranged into three series: Series 1: University of Illinois Opera Divistion Records, Series 2: University of Illinois School of Music Records, and Series 3: Personal Papers. The collection reveals Diazmunoz as a director of the opera program, as a faculty member of the school of music, and as a musician.  The papers are arranged in the original order kept and labeld by Diazmunoz, most of which follows a chronological order.  Series 1 includes the papers behind each opera lead by Diazmunoz such as planning meetings, budgets, set design, cast lists, research, and correspondence.  Series 2 features Diazmunoz's work as School of Music faculty, a professor, and a member of many committees and the KCPA Board of Producers.  Finally, Series 3 includes the records for his student opera assistants, libretti, awards, and correspondence.

Date Acquired: 01/31/2014

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence, production records, School of Music committee and Opera Division notes, audition and casting records, Opera Newslines newsletters, programs and production announcements, and fellowship awards documenting the general operation and management of the University of Illinois Opera Theatre program between 2004 and 2014.

Biographical Note

Eduardo Diazmunoz earned his BM magna cum laude at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and did advanced conducting studies under the auspices of the Societe Philarmonique in Paris, France. His studies included working with the renowned conductors and teachers Leon Barzin and Leonard Bernstein.  He joined the University of Illinois as full professor and Chair of Opera for the School of Music in 2004, and retired in 2014 to take a position as Professor of Conducting and Music Director of the Conservatorium Orchestra for the University of Sidney.

After his conducting debut at age 22 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Maestro Diazmunoz won musical acclaim as General Music Director, Conductor, and Founder of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico and Conductor of the National University Philharmonic, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, National Conservatory Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra, and Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Diazmunoz has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Baja California Orchestra in Tijuana, which performs contemporary orchestral literature.

Diazmunoz is the recipient of the Mexican Union of Theater and Music Chronicles Award and International Biographical Centre Testimonial Award. In 2003, the International Biographical Centre named him International Musician of the Year for his commitment to new music. He has recorded more than 30 compact discs for 19 recording labels. He has been nominated twice for the Latin Grammy Awards Best Classical Album and once for Best Instrumental Album, for which he was awarded the Latin Grammy. Diazmunoz is the first Mexican conductor to earn two Golden Discs and one Platinum Disc. In an unprecedented national honor, the president of Mexico appointed Diazmunoz General Director and Principal Conductor of all Mexico National Music Program youth orchestras and choirs. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Diazmunoz has conducted more than 100 local, regional, national, and world premieres with the renowned artists Gary Graffman, Daniel Hope, Jorge Federico Osorio, Janos Starker, Henryk Szeryng, Susan Starr, Frederica von Stade, Eva Maria Zuk, and Zvi Zeitlin, among many others. As Artistic Director of the Baja California Orchestra, he prepared that ensemble for Luciano Pavarotti's final performance in Mexico. In addition to conducting the Mexican premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, he has conducted the operas of Daniel Catan and Federico Ibarra, and has premiered his own compositions in Europe and the United States. Diazmunoz also has composed music for movies, television, and the theatre.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Access Restrictions:

Series 1: Sub-Series 2: Opera Auditions files are restricted until 2019.

Series 2: Sub-Series 4: Auditions files are restricted until 2019.

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Series 3: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Opera AssistantshipsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Opera Assistantships, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Opera TAs, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Opera Assistantships, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Opera TAs, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Teaching Assistantships, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Opera Assistantships, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Opera Assistantships, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Opera Assistantships, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Opera Assistantships, 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Libretti CopiesAdd to your cart.
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Folder 46: South Pacific LibrettoAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Man of LaMancha LibrettoAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Die Zauberflote LibrettoAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Rappaccini's Daughter LibrettoAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: AwardsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 50: Excellence Awards, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Scholarships/Awards, 2005-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Awards, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Awards, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Awards Luncheon Program, 2013Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 55: Correspondence, Letters and InvitationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Opera CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Sinai Temple, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Opera StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Search Committee Correspondence, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
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Folder 60: Search Committee Correspondence, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
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Folder 61: Search Committee Correspondence, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
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Folder 62: Carmen, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 63: ReccommendationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Opera CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

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