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Title: Lyric Theatre @ Illinois Production Records, 1969-2016
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
Subjects: Music Musical Repertoires, Opera, Theatrical Productions, Vocal music
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Scope and Contents of the Materials
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.
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Lyric Theatre Department
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Production Records
[Series 2: Publicity and Concert Programs],
Browse by Series:
- Series 2: Publicity and Concert Programs
- Sub-Series 1: Publicity and Concert Programs
- Box 6
- Folder 26: Guest Artist - Reference Folder, 2014
- Contains contact and reference information (as of 9/8/14), map, Champaign County Official Visitors Guide 2014-2015, and Illinois Theatre season flyer.
- Folder 27: Krannert Center Programs (1/3), 1995-2015
- "La Calisto", School of Music Opera Program, April 28-May 1, 2011; "The Corronation of Poppea", School of Music Opera Program, April 28-May 1, 2005; "Don Giovanni", Illinois Opera Theatre, February 23-24 and March 2-3, 1996; "The Elixir of Love", Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, November 6-9, 2014; "Die Fledermaus", School of Music Opera Program, November 3-4 and 11-12, 2000; "Into the Woods", Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, April 23-26, 2015; "Madama Butterfly", School of Music Opera Program, February 22-25, 2007, note: Acknowledgement of Voice and Acompanying faculty is missing.
- Folder 28: Krannert Center Programs (2/3), 2009-2015
- "The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro)", School of Music Opera Program, November 12-15, 2009; "The Merry Widow", Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, February 26-March 1, 2015; "Paradises Lost" (World premiere), School of Music Opera Program, April 26-29, 2012; "Rappaccini's Daughter", School of Music Opera Program, February 19-22, 2009 (duplicate); "Guest Artist Recital - Renee Fleming Masterclass", February 13, 2015 (duplicate).
- Folder 29: Krannert Center Programs (3/3), 2004-2010
- "Romeo et Juliet", School of Music Opera Program, November 13-16, 2008; "South Pacific", School of Music Opera Program, February 25-28, 2010; "My Three Angels", "Last of the Red Hot Lovers", and "Broadway", Summer Studio Theatre Company 2005, June 17-July 31, 2005.
- Folder 30: Lyric Theatre Flyers, 2016-2017
- Listing 2016-2017 season: "Poppea", November 10-13; "Viva Verdi!", February 23-26; and "The Light in the Piazza", April 27-30. Featuring photos from the 2015-2016 season: "Beatrice and Benedict", November; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", February; and "Kiss Me, Kate", April. Duplicates.
- Folder 31: Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers - Newspaper Review, 2006
- John Frayne for the News-Gazette, October 24. Review of University performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers".
- Folder 32: Opera 1969-1980 Archives - Publicity, Programs, Photographs, News Clippings (1 of 2), 1969-1977
- This folder contains Illinois Opera Season History (1969-1989), programs, newspaper reviews, publicity releases, flyers, praiseful correspondence from professional academics and ameteur enthusiasts, and production photographs. Including: flyer and program for the world premiere of "50 Cubits" by Alan Stein; cordial letter from Artistic Director of Indiana University Opera Theatre, 1974.
- Folder 33: Opera 1969-1980 Archives - Publicity, Programs, Photographs, News Clippings (2 of 2), 1977-1980
- This folder contains programs, correspondence, student and newspaper reviews, and publicity releases. Production photograph accompanying 1979 review of "La Traviata".
- Folder 34: Opera 1980-1988 Archives - Photographs, Programs, News Clippings (1 of 3), 1980-1984
- This folder contains programs, an information/interest form about the Illinois Opera Theatre Guild, season brocheurs, student and newspaper reviews, correspondence both praiseful and complaining, and publicity releases.
- Folder 35: Opera 1980-1988 Archives - Photographs, Programs, News Clippings (2 of 3), 1984-1988
- This folder includes programs, correspondence, season brocheurs, student and newspaper reviews, publicity releases, a poster, and a postcard designed for "Postcard from Morocco".
- Folder 36: Opera 1980-1988 Archives - Photographs, Programs, News Clippings (3 of 3), 1986-1990
- This folder contains programs, season brocheurs, student and newspaper reviews, and production photographs. One program from 1989-1990 season interfiled.
- Folder 37: School of Music - Card, undated
- Card front is a detail of Lorado Taft's "Alma Mater", with description on reverse. Blank inside.
- Folder 38: Signs for Audience, undated
- Unadorned paper sign reading "Please sit in the front of the Theatre Thank you!!" Duplicate.
- Box 8
- Folder 4: Assorted Productions - Posters and Signs (1/2), 2007-2012
- This folder contains foamboard posters, some bearing International Galleries (118 Lincoln Square) labels: "Don Giovanni", School of Music Opera Program, November 11-14, season includes "Candide" and "The Corronation of Poppea"; "The Barber of Seville", 2011-2012 Opera Season / School of Music Opera Program, March 1-4; "Romeo et Juliet", School of Music 2008-2009 Opera Series, November 13-15; "Sweeney Todd", School of Music Opera Series / School of Music Opera Program, February 20-29, season includes "The Fairy-Queen"; "La Boheme", School of Music 2007-2008 Opera Series, November 8-11.
- Folder 5: Assorted Productions - Posters and Signs (2/2), 1991-2015
- This folder contains foamboard posters, some bearing International Galleries (118 Lincoln Square) labels: "La Traviata", 2005-2006 School of Music Opera Series, November 10-13; "The Threepenny Opera", 2012-2013 Opera Season, April 25-28; "Rigoletto", School of Music 2010-2011 Opera Series, November 11-14. Brocheur: "Treemonisha", Illinois Opera Theatre, February 15-24, 1991. Paper posters: "La Boheme", Illinois Opera Theatre 1991-1992, February 14-23; "The Merry Widow", Lyric Theatre @ Illinois 2014-2015, February 26-March 1.
- Folder 6: University of Illinois Opera Group - List of Productions, 1948-1968, undated
- Box 9
- Folder 2: Krannert Center - Watercolor - A. Barbara Firth, 1982
- Folder 3: Das Rheingold performance photograph and program, Nov. 20 and 22, 1970
- Acquired from the Music and Performing Arts Library on October 31, 2018
- Oversize Portfolio Case 1
- Item 1: A Midsummer Night's Dream, poster, February 18-21, 2016
- Oversized poster. Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, 2015-2016 season, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Music by Benjamin Britten; Libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears; Filippo Ciabatti, Conductor; Christopher Gillett, Director.
[Series 1: Production Records
[Series 2: Publicity and Concert Programs],