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Title
America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures
Names
Lillian Russell Opera Company (Associated name)
Lederer, George W., 1861-1938 (Producer)
Morton, Hugh, 1865-1916 (Librettist)
Canary, Thomas (Producer)
Kerker, Gustave, 1857-1923 (Composer)
Geo. H. Burnham, Inc. (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896 (Questionable)
Place: New York
Publisher: Geo. H. Burnham
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ x 25288, no. 28
Topics
Musical theater -- United States
Theatrical productions -- United States -- 1881-1890
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Genres
Programs
Portraits
Notes
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Printed on the occasion of the presentation by Thomas Canary and George W. Lederer of Lillian Russell and the Lillian Russell Opera Company in An American Beauty, a comic opera by Hugh Morton and Gustave Kerker.
Content: Souvenir program.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: [7] p., 20 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Library's copy has pencilled annotations on the plates identifying theaters at which the productions were performed.
Description
Illustrated by photographs of Russell in many of her leading roles, identified by role name and title, including: Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Olivette in Olivette, D'Jemma in Snake Charmer, Phoebe in Billie Taylor, Patience in Patience, Constance in The Sorceror, Prince Raphael in The Princess of Trebizonde, Polly in Polly, Pepita in Pepita, Dorothy in Dorothy, Anita in Queen's Mate, Etelka in Nadjy, Fiorella in The Brigands, Grand Duchess in Grand Duchess, Pythia in Apollo, Harriet in Poor Jonathan, Marton in La Cigale, Theresa in Mountebanks, Girofle-Girofla in Girofle-Girofla, and Rosa in The Princess Nicotine. Includes a plot synopsis and description of An American Beauty.
Type of Resource
Still image
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-B1227
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14326407
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c06783b0-60fd-013a-4c34-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6207ca81-1339-3261-e040-e00a1806053a

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 15, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6207ca81-1339-3261-e040-e00a1806053a

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6207ca81-1339-3261-e040-e00a1806053a

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America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures