- 1956-2001 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
102 boxes (238 volumes, 99 folders, 41 envelopes)See file level descriptions.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Stage management and technical information, as well as more general information, relating to past opera productions that will not be revived in future. Files may consist of bound Staff Producers' scores, which record the stage movements, translations and music cuts of each production (including any revivals), and usually contain set plans and designs; bound Stage Managers' prompt scores which record the cues (lighting, curtain, electrical, crew and singers') used for 'calling' the show from the side of the stage. Material may also include stage lists and instructions, cast and chorus lists, props lists, weapons lists, wing running lists, set and costume designs, small-scale plans and stage diagrams, production photographs, librettos, call sheets, smoke plots, cue plots, fly plots, scene breakdowns, letters and internal memoranda regarding production meetings and details of production, playbills, programmes, and opening night/good luck cards.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged alphabetically according to opera title, regardless of definite or indefinite articles; contents of each file in original order.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Some of the scores are duplicates, made by Staff Directors or Stage Managers for revivals of previous productions. Production material may be re-used for subsequent productions, therefore files may contain material pertaining to several shows.
Preferred citation: P1