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Zelie De Lussan papers, 1863-1949
0.417 linear feet (1 container)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00045

Abstract:
Zelie De Lussan was an opera singer. Papers include biographical information; photographs; notebooks; concert programs and scrapbooks, including material from performances before Queen Victoria; correspondence; and posters.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Zélie De Lussan (1863-1949) was born in Brooklyn but lived in London most of her life. She began her career as an opera singer at age 16 in 1889 with the Carl Rosa Company in London. From 1890-1910, she performed in the Royal Opera Covent Garden, and she performed with New York City's Metropolitan Opera, 1895-96. She toured the U.S. with the Metropolitan, circa 1900. In 1907, she married pianist Angelo Ronani. De Lussan performed the role of Carmen "over 500 times," and she was a favorite of Queen Victoria.

Scope and Contents

The Zélie De Lussan papers include biographical information; photographs; notebooks; concert programs and scrapbooks, including material from performances before Queen Victoria; correspondence; and posters.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Zélie De Lussan papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00045, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Donated by Helen Calvocoressi Offenhauser. Year unknown.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Contents


Box 1
Photos


Box 1
Notebooks
1863-1949

Box 1
Zelie De Lussan to Duke and Duchess of Kent (Thanks)
1934

Box 1
Adelina Patti to Zelie De Lussan
1887-1890

Box 1
Arthur Goring Thomas to Zelie De Lussan
1890

Box 1
Programs of concerts, operas


Box 1
Performances before Queen Victoria


Box 1
French poster


Box 1
Letters to Zelie De Lussan, miscellaneous correspondents
1915-1949

Box 1
Miscellaneous mementos
1888-1921

Box 1
Scrapbook: concerts
1877-1888

Box 1

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Subjects
  • De Lussan, Zelie
  • De Lussan, Zelie, 1863-1949
  • Delibes, Leo, 1836-1891
  • Kuester, Despina Offenhauser
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)--History--Sources
  • Offenhauser, Helen Calvocoressi
  • Opera--England--London
  • Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)--History--Sources
  • Singers--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Sopranos (Singers)--United States--Biography--Sources

Genre terms
  • Notes
  • Programs
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia
  • photographs
  • scrapbooks


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