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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1536

Opera Boston records

Business and production records for Opera Boston.


  • 2003-2013

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

The bulk of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Conditions Governing Use

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff (box 9).


11 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 folder)

880.67 Gigabytes

Includes production records (mixed records concerning all aspects of each production), financial records, board agendas and minutes, oral history records, posters, and marketing materials. "Season productions" are compiled production records for whole seasons.

Biographical / Historical

Opera Boston was a Boston (Mass.) opera company presenting "new productions of innovative repertoire and rarely-heard works" in performances held at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. The company was founded in 2003 as the successor to the Boston Academy of Music (founded in 1980 by baritone Richard Conrad). It ceased operations in December 2011.


Arrangement is original, in labeled binders and with loose material.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, ppf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016MT-10. Gift of Opera Boston; received: 2016 August.

General note

The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.
Link to catalog
Opera Boston. Opera Boston records, circa 2003-2013: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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