Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018
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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Montpelier Room, 6th Floor, James Madison Building

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American Musicological Society Lecture

Katherine Preston, David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, Emerita, William & Mary

Preston looks at the prevalence of English-language opera productions in the United States in the 19th century (and the women who were the managers of many companies), and debunks the myth that only the elite attended operatic productions. Much of the preliminary research for this talk was done at the Library of Congress, utilizing the Music Division’s stellar collection of American music periodicals from 1860-1900.

This lecture is presented as part of the ongoing American Musicological Society lecture series at the Library of Congress.

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