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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

CROFOOT, ALAN, 1929-1979
MUS 191

Alan Crofoot fonds.  - 1956-1979.  - 5 cm of textual records.  - 838 photographs.  - 25 slides.  - 1,485 negatives.  - 8 glass-plate negatives.  - 25 audio tape cassettes. 

Biographical sketch
A tenor and actor originally from Toronto, Crofoot sang regularly with the Canadian Opera Company, where he made his debut in 1956 in the role of Yakusidé in Madama Butterfly.  He performed in many other opera companies as well, including the New York City Opera, the Boston and Honolulu operas, and the Metropolitan Opera (debut in 1978), and in such festivals as those in Stratford, Glyndebourne and Guelph.  He performed in musicals (Oliver! on Broadway in 1964) and also starred in the children's show Mr. Piper on CBC television. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records illustrating Crofoot's singing career:  catalogues; notes; photographs, slides, negatives and glass-plate negatives, mainly depicting the private life of the singer, with many depicting him in scenes from various operas; cassette recordings of A. Crofoot. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation archives in Toronto in 1990. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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