The collection includes correspondence, awards, travel accounts, opera and recital programs, clippings, photographs, diaries,
postcards, reviews, scrapbooks, photo albums, tape and phono recordings. Much of the collection is in Czech, and is separated
into personal and professional categories.
Lida Brodenova, born in Czechoslovakia in 1902, was a performer and producer of Czech operas. Early on she began playing the
piano and taking singing lessons, with the Czech soprano Emma Destinnova as her inspiration. She studied under Leos Janacek,
with her principal voice teacher Sigmund Auspitzer at the Music Conservatory in Brno, Czechoslovakia. She began her career
in the French theatre in Brno, and spent most of the 1930s performing operettas in various German and Czech troupes.
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is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
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is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
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This collection is open for research.