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19th Century Opera Stars 
  
Resources

For the lover of opera these internet sites offer interesting examples of 19th century photographic portraits:
 
Historic Opera
http://www.historicopera.com
 
Universitat Frankfurt am Main Manskopf Collection
http://edocs.ub.uni-franfurt.de/manskopf
 
Metropolitan Opera History
http://www.metroperafamily.org.metopera/history/
 
National Portrait Gallery
http://www.npg.org.uk/live/index.asp
 
Archivi di Teatro Napoli
http://archiviteatro.napolibeniculturali.it/atn/foto/rep_autore?query_start=1
 
Further research questions

 
We are seeking to expand the explanatory information for this online exhibition and would welcome further information on any of the following questions.
  • Are there diaries, letters, biographies of opera personalities where they mention photographers?
  • Were there business cards, passes that used photographs (other than straight cdvs)?
  • Are there any examples of opera season tickets with photographs on them?
  • Are there photographers with interesting accounts of photographing opera stars?
  • Do account books exist listing opera stars visiting photographic studios?
  • Did 19th opera houses have budgets for photography as a part of their marketing?
  • Are there any adverts for photographers who specialized in this type of work?
  • Are there any surviving 19th century opera posters and handbills based on photographs?
  • Has anybody completed research on the connections between opera and photography?
 
  

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