File contains an autograph by the soprano Alma Gluck (1884-1938) of the Metropolitan Opera Company, signed on stationary from the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Gluck was part of the Metropolitan Opera Company from 1909 to 1913.
File contains the autograph of the French operatic soprano Marie Rôze Mapleson (1846-1926). The autograph is accompanied by two short lines of monophonic music. John Daniel Logan purchased the autograph for $100.
Item is an annotated copy of the score for Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen," used and annotated by Pugh in his activities as a researcher and writer of program notes. The annotations are his analysis of various parts from the opera.
File contains a letter from the actress Anna Frery, thanking John Daniel Logan for his critique of her performance in Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. The letter is written on letterhead from the Grand Union Hotel Co., Limited.
File contains a letter from Henry L. Gillespie of Werba and Luescher Attractions at the New York Theatre Building. The letter was written on behalf of his wife, Christie MacDonald, to inform Logan of her upcoming performance in a new opera "Sweethearts" by Victor Herbert, Harry B. Smith, and Robert B. Smith. The letter also mentions a photograph of MacDonald that Werba and Luescher would send to Logan.
File contains a letter from the singer Hilda Roberts. The letter contains an overview of her performances to date in anticipation of a concert in Halifax. The file also contains a series of testimonials from Manlio Di Veroli, Musical Director of the Opera House in Rome and the London Opera House, who taught Roberts in London.
File contains a letter from the Australian operatic soprano Nellie Melba concerning a short poem that John Daniel Logan wrote about her singing. The file includes a copy of the poem as printed in a newspaper. The letter also references a photograph that Melba sent to Logan.
Item consists of a two copies of an untitled 49-leaf (98 leaves in total) double-sided record collection catalog compiled by David Murray in the early- to mid-1940s. The first copy is a typescript, while the second copy is a handwritten version of the catalog. Each catalog is arranged alphabetically by performer, with an abbreviation of their operatic role or primary instrument. Murray also made additions in pencil to the typescript version of the catalog (vital statistics of the performer, the latest date being 1946), and additions to the catalog in ink. Each entry in the catalog contains a corresponding filing code.
Item is a copy of a manuscript version of an adaptation of "Fill Every Glass" from "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay (1728). The arrangement was made by "C.B.C." and "J.F.W" for the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and is for solo voice (for the character of Matt of the Mint) and chorus.
The fonds contains copies of programs for operas performed or hosted by the Nova Scotia Opera Association, as well as draft copies of those programs. It also contains business correspondence, annual reports and its notice of incorporation.
The records in this series comprise rehearsal scripts, research notes, production notebooks, costume and set sketches, performance programs, media reviews, and related correspondence for theatrical productions directed by Linda Moore between 2000-2010.
File contains documents regarding the creation of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "From New York to Nova Scotia" with Philip Glass, which aired on November 17, 1989. The episode features an interview and music from Glass in Cape Breton. Materials include handwritten production and interview notes, an introduction, praise and awards, a discography, and newspaper articles about Glass.
File contains three photographs of the opera singer Christie MacDonald of the Montreal Opera Company. One of the photographs shows her in costume for "The Spring Maid" by Heinrich Reinhardt, and another in costume as Marguerite for the "Jewel Song" in "Faust" by Charles Gounod for the Montreal Opera Company.
File contains two photographs of the operatic soprano Esther Ferrobini of the Montreal Opera Company that John Daniel Logan used for a press release about her performance in the title role of the opera "Zoza."
File contains an autographed photograph of the Montreal-born opera singer Louise Edvina Edwardes (nee Martin), known by her stage name "Madame Edvina." File also contains a print of Louise Edvina in costume from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini. Logan's notes on the reverse side of the print and at the bottom of the photograph indicate that she was known for her creation of the title role of Louise in an opera by Gustave Charpentier.
Item is a postcard with a black and white photograph of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), an Italian opera composer. The postcard has various signatures on the front, including Francesco Marconi (1855-1916, operatic tenor from Rome) and four other illegible signatures. The postcard is addressed to Frau Dr. Lehnsern(?) of Berlin.