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Lyric Opera San Diego Records, 1990-2000 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Adam Burkhart

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Lyric Opera San Diego (1979-2011)

Extent: 1.68 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 04/09/2018. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Theater--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources, Theaters--California--San Diego, Theaters--California--San Diego--History

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes photographs of Lyric Opera productions from 1990-2000. The collection is arranged chronologically by the name of each production. Materials include 35 mm film slides and contact sheets.

Biographical Note

Lyric Opera San Diego was a theatre company devoted to comic opera, operetta and musical theatre. Founded in 1979 as the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Company, the company later changed its name to San Diego Comic Opera, then to Lyric Opera San Diego in 2003. A core part of the company's mission was to develop upcoming talent, and it offered educational programs to middle- and high-school students in theatre arts and production. In 2005, with help from the city and private developers, Lyric Opera bought and renovated the historic North Park Theatre on the corner of University Avenue and 29th Street. Lyric Opera struggled to pay the mortgage on the building, however, and dwindling ticket sales and donations forced the company to close in 2011.

Subject/Index Terms

Theater--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
Theaters--California--San Diego
Theaters--California--San Diego--History

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2018-017

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Jim Boland

Related Materials:

Old Globe Theatre Records

Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection

San Diego Opera Guild Records

San Diego Opera Office Records

San Diego Opera Association Records

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lyric Opera San Diego Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Folder 1: The Gondoliers, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Beggar's Opera, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rose Marie, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: H.M.S. Pinafore, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Desert Song, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: You're Going to Love Tomorrow, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Princess Ida, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Gypsy Baron, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lady Be Good, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: La Périchole, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Pirates of Penzance, 1993Add to your cart.

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