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Lillian Russell in Apollo

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Lillian Russell in Apollo
Additional title: Das Orakel.
Additional title: The oracle of Delphi.
Sarony & Co (Photographer)

Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file



Lillian Russell

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Place: New York
Publisher: Sarony
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 13-14.
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Operas & operettas -- United States -- 1891-1900
Musical theater -- United States
Content: Lillian Russell in the role of Pythia in Apollo, or the Oracle of Delphi, music by Joseph Hellmesberger, libretto by Helen D. Tretbar and Edgar Smith, based on Das Orakel, a Viennese operatta by Ignaz Schnitzer.
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: The operetta had one run, May 7-July 11, 1891, at the Casino theater, New York, N.Y. Not a popular success, Lillian Russell immediately revived her success from the previous year, The Grand Duchess.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: cabinet photographs by Sarony.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 cabinet photographs : b ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14520694
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78b88550-ff8c-012f-2cc1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1891: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lillian Russell in Apollo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891.

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Lillian Russell in Apollo