Richard Wagner and German Opera

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Il Dissoluto Punito, osia Il Don Giovanni. Dramma giocoso in due Atti (The Libertine Punished, or, Don Giovanni. Humorous Drama in Two Acts). Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1787. Music Division, Library of Congress (001.00.00)
  • Ezio Pinza as Don Giovanni, n.d. New York Times Studio. Music Division, Library of Congress (005.00.00)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Il Dissoluto Punito, osia Il D. Giovanni, Da Rappresentarsi nel Teatro di Praga l'anno 1787 (The Libertine Punished, or, Don Giovanni, Presented at the Theater of Prague [the National Theater] in the Year 1787). Prague: Di Schoenfeld, ca. 1787. Music Division, Library of Congress (002.00.00)
  • Oliver Smith. Rendering for act II, scene 1 (Outside Elvira's House), for Don Giovanni, San Francisco Opera, 1965. Watercolor on paper. Oliver Smith Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Works of Oliver Smith © Rosaria Sinisi. All rights reserved (003.00.00)/
  • Oliver Smith. Rendering for act II, scene 5 (Don Giovanni's chambers) for Don Giovanni, San Francisco Opera, 1965. Watercolor on paper. Oliver Smith Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Works of Oliver Smith © Rosaria Sinisi. All rights reserved (005.00.00)
  • Jerome Hines as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. Louis Melancon, photographer. Metropolitan Opera, 1967. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera (006.00.00)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Die Zauberflöte. Grosse Oper in zwei Aufzügen, von Em. Schickaneder, Musik von Wolfgang Amad. Mozart (The Magic Flute.. Grand Opera in Two Acts, by [librettist] Emanuel Schickaneder, Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). Vienna: Wallishauser'sche Buchhandlung (Josef Klemm), ca. 1791. Music Division, Library of Congress (007.00.00)
  • Richard Wagner. Lohengrin, Romantischer Oper in drei Akten (Lohengrin, Romantic Opera in Three Acts). Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1852. Music Division, Library of Congress (008.00.00)
  • Letter from Richard Wagner to Rudolf Schöneck, March 4, 1853. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (009.00.00)
  • Lauritz Melchior as Lohengrin, 1933. New York: New York Times Studio. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (011.00.00)
  • Richard Wagner. Lohengrin, Romantische Oper in drei Acten (sic). (Lohengrin, Romantic Opera in Three Acts). Weimar, 1850. Music Division, Library of Congress (010.00.00)
  • Richard Wagner. Siegfrieds Tod (Siegfried's Death), 1850. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (014.00.00)
  • Cyrena van Gordon (1893–1964) as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre (The Valkyrie). Chicago: Daguerre Studio. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (013.00.00)
  • Alban Berg. Wozzeck. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (015.00.00)
  • Program for Wozzeck, March 19, 1931. Music Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00)
  • Letter from Alban Berg to Arnold Schoenberg, July 27, 1920. Holograph manuscript. Arnold Schoenberg Correspondence, Music Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00)

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Giuseppe Verdi and Italian Opera

  • Vincenzo Bellini. "Ah! Don't Mingle, One Human Feeling" from La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). New York: William Hall and Son, 1850. Music Division, Library of Congress (020.00.00)
  • Gaetano Donizetti. "The Lute Song (O That I Never More Might See/Deh Non Voler Costringere)" from Anna Bolena. Boston: Oliver Ditson, ca.1850. Music Division, Library of Congress (021.00.00)
  • Letter from Vincenzo Bellini to M. H. Heneage, mentioning I Puritani (The Puritans), January 26, 1830. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (019.00.00)
  • Rosa Ponselle (1897–1981) as Norma, 1927. Photograph by Herman Mishkin. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (018.00.00)
  • Amelita Galli-Curci as Lucia di Lammermoor, 1915. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (023.00.00)
  • Beniamino Gigli as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, 1924. Photograph by Herman Mishkin. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00)
  • Giulietta Simionato as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. (The Barber of Seville). Mexico City: Foto-Semo studio, 1953. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (024.00.00)
  • Gioachino Rossini. The Barber of Seville, A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Philadelphia: Neal and Mackenzie, 1828. Music Division, Library of Congress (025.00.00)
  • Gioachino Rossini. Cenerentola, ou Singeleza, Evirtude Triunfantes: Drama Jocoso (Cinderella, or Singleness, and Virtue Triumphant: Humorous Drama). Lisbon: Na Typografia de Bulhões, 1821. Music Division, Library of Congress (026.00.00)
  • Giuseppe Verdi. Macbeth: Musica di G. Verdi. (Macbeth: Music by G. Verdi). Milan: G. Ricordi, ca. 1850. Music Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00)
  • Giuseppe Verdi. "Romanza" from Attila. Milan, September 1846. Holograph manuscript. Moldenhauer Archives, Music Division, Library of Congress (028.00.00)
  • Giuseppe Verdi. Aida: Opera en 4 Actes e 7 Tableaux (Aida: Opera in 4 Acts and 7 Scenes). Cairo:Typographie Francaise Delbos-Demouret, 1871. Music Division, Library of Congress (029.00.00)
  • Enrico Caruso (1873–1921) as Radamès in Aida, Paris, 1910. Bert studio. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (030.00.00)
  • Giuseppe De Luca as Rigoletto, 1915. Herman Mishkin, photographer. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (031.00.00)
  • Louise Homer as Amneris [incorrectly labeled in the upper corner as "Azucena"] in Aida, 1908. Amie Dupont, photographer. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (032.00.00)
  • Ina Bourskaya as Azucena in Il Trovatore, Kiev, 1912. Possibly St. Eisfeld Studio. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (033.00.00)
  • Marian Anderson as Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, Metropolitan Opera, 1955. Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera (034.00.00)
  • Giacomo Puccini. "Un Bel Di, Vedremo (One Good Day, We Will See)" from Madama Butterfly. Sheet music. London: G. Ricordi, 1909. Music Division, Library of Congress (035.00.00)
  • Letter from Giacomo Puccini to Alfredo Vandini, January 14, 1904. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (036.00.00)
  • Rosetta Pampanini as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, 1931. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (040.00.00)
  • Galileo Chini. Set design for Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, 1924. Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of Paola Chini (037.00.00)
  • Maria Jeritza as Turandot, 1926. Frank Xaver Setzer, photographer. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy of Paola Chini (039.00.00)
  • Giacomo Puccini. "Aria di Musetta" from La Bohème. Sofia, Bulgaria, 1949. Music Division, Library of Congress (038.00.00)

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Beyond Verdi and Wagner

  • Centerfold image from a souvenir program for Boris Godunov. Bolshoi Opera Company U.S. tour, 1975. Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera (044.00.00)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Prologue to Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov, ca. 1907. Holograph manuscript. Moldenhauer Archives, Music Division, Library of Congress (042.00.00)
  • Alexander Kipnis as Boris Godunov, 1936. Music Division, Library of Congress (043.00.00)
  • Regina Resnik as Carmen, Vienna, ca. 1970. Lillian Fayer, photographer. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (047.00.00)
  • Oliver Smith. Rendering for act II, scene 4 (A Square in Seville Outside the Arena) of Carmen, Opera Company of Boston (Sarah Caldwell), 1968. Ink on paper. Oliver Smith Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Works of Oliver Smith © Rosaria Sinisi. All rights reserved (045.00.00)
  • Georges Bizet. "Toreador Song" from Carmen. Chicago: Calumet Music Co., 1935). Sheet music. Music Division, Library of Congress (046.00.00)
  • Leo Delibes. Lakmé, 1881–1882. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (048.00.00)
  • Lily Pons as Lakmé, 1930s. Music Division, Library of Congress (049.00.00)
  • George and Ira Gershwin. Porgy and Bess. Page from stage manager's score, 1935. George and Ira Gershwin Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts (050.00.00)
  • Program for Porgy and Bess, National Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1936. George and Ira Gershwin Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the National Theatre (051.00.00)
  • Program for Porgy and Bess, Majestic Theatre, New York, 1942. Program Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (052.00.00)
  • Samuel Barber. "Must the Winter Come So Soon?" from Vanessa. New York: G. Schirmer, 1958. Sheet music. Music Division, Library of Congress. Used by Permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. (053.00.00)
  • Samuel Barber. "Under the Willow Tree" from Vanessa, 1958. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (054.00.00)
  • Deems Taylor. Peter Ibbetson, 1930. Holograph manuscript. Music Division, Library of Congress (055.00.00)
  • Edward Johnson (1878–1959) as Peter Ibbetson, 1930. Carlo Edwards, photographer. Charles Jahant Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera (056.00.00)

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