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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 86

Canadian Opera Company fonds.  - 1967.  - 15 cm of textual records. 

Administrative history
The most important opera company in Canada since 1960, the Canadian Opera Company evolved from the establishment in 1946 of the Royal Conservatory Opera School of Toronto.  The Opera Festival of February 1950 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre marked the true beginning of the company, which took the name of the Canadian Opera Company in 1958 and obtained its letters patent in 1960. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the activities of the organization:  manuscripts (annotated copies with the author's signature) of the Canadian opera The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Raymond Pannell, on a libretto by Ronald Hambleton; documents relating to this opera; index cards of the Canadian Opera Association. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Canadian Opera Company in 1977. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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