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Zélie De Lussan Papers, 1887-1949
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 45

Abstract:
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:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Zélie De Lussan, undated

Zélie De Lussan, undated

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 of the Collection

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

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Zélie De Lussan Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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


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Subjects
  • De Lussan, Zelie, 1863-1949
  • Delibes, Leo, 1836-1891
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)--History--Sources
  • 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


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