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MS Thr 1536

Opera Boston. Opera Boston records, circa 2003-2013: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 1536
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Opera Boston records
Date(s): 2003-2013
Quantity: 11 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 folder)
Quantity: 880.67 Gigabytes
Abstract: Business and production records for Opera Boston.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.

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).

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


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

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