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Primary Creator: Lyric Theatre @ Illinois
Extent: 13.0 cubic feet
Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Production Records, 1969-2016, and Series 2, Publicity and Concert Programs, 1969-2016. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by production title and Series 2 is arranged chronologically.
Date Acquired: 03/17/2017
Consists of production scores, production notes including staging, lighting, costuming, and personnel records, photographs, programs, audio-visual recordings, press releases, coorespondence, advertising, and reviews documenting opera and musical theatre productions by the University of Illinois' School of Music between 1948 and 2016.
The University of Illinois' School of Music founded Lyric Theatre @ Illinois program in January 2014 as a comprehensive music performance program embracing a broad continuum of opera and musical theatre techniques to help students to prepare for the professional artistic singing, acting, and movement demands of the 21st-century musical stage. Since its founding the Lyric Theatre Program mounts three fully staged productions of musical theatre and opera each year that is performed by students in the University's Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. In addition the program produces numerious small-studio opera workshop scenes as hands-on learning projects.
The Lyric Theatre Program is a continuation of the University's Opera Theatre educational program which began in the early 1970s under the direction of Tom Schleis and the School of Music vocal faculty.
Acquisition Source: Lyric Theatre Department
Acquisition Method: Administrative Transfer
Cassette tape. Luisa Miller - conclusion, performed by the Metropolitan Opera.
Also listed: Unifnished Symphony by Schubert, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; conductor Fritz Reiner.
Name on box: Thomas Schleis.