ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0208 Opera ACT Records

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0208

Collection 

Opera ACT Records

Date Range

1971-2002

Quantity

0.18m  (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

Open

File Number

Related Collections

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The ACT Opera and Music Theatre incorporated on 26 November 1985 .  The first meeting, chaired by Sir Richard Kingsland was held at "Huntly", home of John Gale on 5 Feb 1985.  The group was known as Opera ACT.  It staged eight operas between 1985 and 1991 and was involved in two festival concerts.  Opera ACT ceased productions in 1991 and ceased operating in 1993.  It was liquidated in 2002.

 

PRODUCTIONS OF OPERA ACT

 

La Traviata

Canberra Theatre

5, 7 December 1985

 

The Pearl Fishers

Canberra Theatre

26, 28, 30 June 1986

 

Sweeney Todd

Canberra Theatre

21, 22, 25, 26 November 1986

 

Madam Butterfly

Canberra Theatre

3, 5, 7 December 1987

 

Opera in the Park

March 1988, during Canberra Festival

 

The Magic Flute

Canberra Theatre

23-26 November 1988

 

Magic of Opera

March 1989, during Canberra Festival on Stage 88.

 

Orfeo

Canberra Theatre

7, 9, 11 November 1989

 

The Barber of Seville

Canberra Theatre

20, 22, 23 June 1990

 

Cinderella (La Cerentolla)

Canberra Theatre

4, 6, 7 December 1991

Box List

BOX

SERIES TITLE

NO. FILES

DATES

1

Minutes of Meetings
including members registers

1

1985-1993

 

 

 

 

1

Production Programs and Flyers

1

1985-1991

 

 

 

 

1

Media Releases and Press Clippings

1

1985-1987

 

 

 

 

1

Media Releases, Press Clippings and Grants Applications

1

1988-1989

 

 

 

 

1

Reports and Correspondence

1

1984-2002

 

 

 

 

1

Reports of ACT Arts Groups
The Opera Group 1971/1972
Canberra Opera Society 1973-1976; 1982-1983

1

1971-1983