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Lyric Opera San Diego Records
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Related Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Lyric Opera San Diego Records
    Creator: Lyric Opera San Diego
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0548
    Physical Description: 1.68 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1990-2000
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes photographs of Lyric Opera productions from 1990-2000. The collection is arranged chronologically by the name of each production. Materials include 35 mm film slides and contact sheets.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission 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 for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Source of Acquisition

    Jim Boland

    Accruals and Additions


    Related Materials

    Old Globe Theatre Records
    Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection
    San Diego Opera Guild Records
    San Diego Opera Office Records
    San Diego Opera Association Records

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lyric Opera San Diego Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Historical Note

    Lyric Opera San Diego was a theatre company devoted to comic opera, operetta and musical theatre. Founded in 1979 as the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Company, the company later changed its name to San Diego Comic Opera, then to Lyric Opera San Diego in 2003. A core part of the company's mission was to develop upcoming talent, and it offered educational programs to middle- and high-school students in theatre arts and production. In 2005, with help from the city and private developers, Lyric Opera bought and renovated the historic North Park Theatre on the corner of University Avenue and 29th Street. Lyric Opera struggled to pay the mortgage on the building, however, and dwindling ticket sales and donations forced the company to close in 2011.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Theaters--California--San Diego
    Theaters--California--San Diego--History
    Theater--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources