Leonard Warren papers 1938-1963


Leonard Warren papers 1938-1963

The Leonard Warren Papers document the professional career of the American baritone. Warren was a leading performer with the Metropolitan Opera for over twenty years, whose significant accomplishments have been overshadowed by his dramatic death onstage during a performance. Much of the collection is comprised of clippings and scrapbooks, as well as some promotional materials, such as broadsides and posters. It also contains numerous condolence cards, letters, and telegrams sent in the wake of the singer's untimely death.

8.92 linear feet; 8 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6316536

Related Entities

There are 18 Entities related to this resource.

Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64k16hh (person)

Marian Anderson was born on February 27, 1897 (although throughout much of her life she gave her birth date as February 17, 1902) in south Philadelphia. Her father, John Berkley Anderson, sold ice and coal and her mother Annie Delilah Rucker Anderson was a former schoolmistress. She was the oldest of three sisters. She began singing when she was six, in the church choir, and by eight had become a regular substitute, filling in for absent sopranos, tenors and even bass. She was presented in one c...

Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gv6ctc (corporateBody)

The Metropolitan Opera (commonly known as the Met) is an American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as current general manager (2021). As of 2018, the company's current music director is Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The Met was founded in 1883 as an alternative to the previously established Academy of Music opera house, and debuted the same year in...

Pelletier, Wilfrid, 1896-1982

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gz534r (person)

Canadian conductor and music educator. From the description of Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, Jan. 29, 1979 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862088 Canadian conductor and music educator (1896-1982). Won the Prix d'Europe in 1915 and moved to Paris where he studied piano with Isidore Philipp, harmony with Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, opera repertory with Charles Bellaigue, and composition with Charles-Marie Widor. In 1917 he was e...

Mohr, Richard

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6235pz6 (person)

Prude, Walter

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qn65p6 (person)

Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nk40gc (person)

Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000384 Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with A...

De Mille, Agnes

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tc38xm (person)

Agnes George de Mille was born in New York City, September 18, 1905, daughter of film producer, William de Mille and Anna (George) de Mille, daughter of economist Henry George. When Agnes was nine years old the family moved to Hollywood where her uncle, Cecil B. de Mille, was a motion picture director. Agnes entered university at age sixteen graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree in English. Although she began dancing in her early teens, it was not ...

Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wd41s8 (person)

General manager of the Metropolitan Opera. From the description of Rudolf Bing letter to Hubert Pryor, 1951 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614998562 Bing was the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera from 1950 to 1972. From the description of Correspondence from Alma Mahler, n. d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862944 Epithet: KBE, impresario British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Perso...

Tucker, Richard, 1913-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vd7r82 (person)

Warren, Agatha Leifflen

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k48rsx (person)

Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qv3npx (person)

Eble was an officer of the Bruckner Society of America, in New York City. Selden-Goth was a music scholar; she was an acquaintance of Mitropoulos and of Alma Mahler; Trudy Goth was apparently her daughter. Johnson was a music critic for the New York Post. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1941-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863958 ...

Hines, Jerome, 1921-2003

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60863qh (person)

Dello Joio, Norman

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dz0703 (person)

Composed 1949. First performance La Jolla, California, 21 August 1949, Musical Arts Society, Nicolai Sokoloff conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of New York profiles : a suite for orchestra / Norman Dello Joio. 1949. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207262 Composed 1945. First performance Pittsburgh, 4 January 1946, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description ...

American Music Collection

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g57tcd (corporateBody)

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6959fkr (person)

Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000089 Opera with a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, premiered at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, on December 8, 1849. From the description of Luisa Miller : melodramma tragico in tre atti / sinfonia musica del Sigr. Mo. Giuseppe Verdi. [ca. 1850] (Yale University). WorldCat record id...

Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c29ddp (person)

American baritone, Leonard Warren (1911-1960), was a leading performer with the Metropolitan Opera for over twenty years, whose significant accomplishments have been overshadowed by his dramatic death onstage during a performance. As a member of the first generation of American-born opera singers to develop a truly international reputation, his success also helped to solidify their position within that prestigious company. Born Leonard Warenoff, the son of Russian immigr...

Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bk19nd (person)

Hurok, Sol

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69z965d (person)