Lyric Opera San Diego Records MS-0548

Adam Burkhart
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

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

box 1, folder 1

The Gondoliers, 1990 Folder 1

box 1, folder 2

The Beggar's Opera, 1990 Folder 2

box 1, folder 3

Rose Marie, 1991 Folder 3

box 1, folder 4

H.M.S. Pinafore, 1991 Folder 4

box 1, folder 5

The Desert Song, 1991 Folder 5

box 1, folder 6

You're Going to Love Tomorrow, 1992 Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Princess Ida, 1992 Folder 7

box 1, folder 8

The Gypsy Baron, 1992 Folder 8

box 1, folder 9

Lady Be Good, 1993 Folder 9

box 1, folder 10

La Périchole, 1993 Folder 10

box 1, folder 11

The Pirates of Penzance, 1993 Folder 11

box 2, folder 1

The Mikado, 1994 Folder 1

box 2, folder 2

The Bartered Bride, 1994 Folder 2

box 2, folder 3

The Chocolate Soldier, 1994 Folder 3

box 2, folder 4

Oh, Kay!, 1995 Folder 4

box 2, folder 5

The Grand Duke, 1995 Folder 5

box 2, folder 6

The Red Mill, 1995 Folder 6

box 2, folder 7

Anything Goes, 1996 Folder 7

box 2, folder 8

The Marriage Contract, 1996 Folder 8

box 2, folder 9

Trial By Jury, 1996 Folder 9

box 2, folder 10

Die Fledermaus, 1996 Folder 10

box 3, folder 1

H.M.S. Pinafore, 1997 Folder 1

box 3, folder 2

The World on the Moon, 1997 Folder 2

box 3, folder 3

Fiddler on the Roof, 1997 Folder 3

box 3, folder 4

Kiss Me Kate, 1998 Folder 4

box 3, folder 5

The Pirates of Penzance, 1998 Folder 5

box 3, folder 6

A Little Night Music, 1998 Folder 6

box 3, folder 7

A Night In Venice, 1999 Folder 7

box 3, folder 8

The Mikado, 1999 Folder 8

box 4, folder 1

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1999 Folder 1

box 4, folder 2

The Merry Widow, 2000 Folder 2

box 4, folder 3

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, 2000 Folder 3

box 4, folder 4

Candide, 2000 Folder 4

box 4, folder 5

Dames at Sea, 2000 Folder 5