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Markova & Dolan: The souvenir programme for the gala appearance of Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin at the Davis Theatre, Croydon, London on 21st March 1950.

Markova & Dolan: The souvenir programme for the gala appearance of Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin at the Davis Theatre, Croydon, London on March

25th Oct 1944 Sadler's Wells Ballet at Prince's Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave.  Swan Lake starring Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann.  Note the usual ARP warning notice.

Oct 1944 Sadler's Wells Ballet at Prince's Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave. Swan Lake starring Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann. Note the usual ARP warning notice.

The flyer advertising the ballet production on 12th & 13th Sept 1949 at the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.  With photos, report and newspaper clippings regarding the "experiment in ballet" at the Empress Hall, Earls Court on 6th Jan 1949.  [Dame] Alicia Markova - born on 1st Dec 1910 in London, England and died on 2nd Dec 2004 in Bath, England.  [Sir] Anton Dolin born on 27th July 1904 in Slinfold, England and died on 25th Nov 1983 in Paris, France.

The flyer advertising the ballet production on 12th & 13th Sept 1949 at the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. With photos, report and newspaper clippings regarding the "experiment in ballet" at the Empress Hall, Earls Court on 6th Jan 1949. [Dame] Alicia Markova - born on 1st Dec 1910 in London, England and died on 2nd Dec 2004 in Bath, England. [Sir] Anton Dolin born on 27th July 1904 in Slinfold, England and died on 25th Nov 1983 in Paris, France.

From May 1921 the Carl Rosa Grand Opera Co. programmes for 'Samson and Delilah' 'Faust' and 'Aida' - surrounded by contemporary advertisements.  Amongst the cast was the great English soprano Eve Turned as 'Marguerite' in Faust.

From May 1921 the Carl Rosa Grand Opera Co. programmes for 'Samson and Delilah' 'Faust' and 'Aida' - surrounded by contemporary advertisements. Amongst the cast was the great English soprano Eve Turned as 'Marguerite' in Faust.

From New York on 17th March 1920 the cast list for L'elisir D'Amore at the Metropolitan Opera House featuring Enrico Caruso and Maria Barrientos surrounded by contemporary advertisements.

From New York on March 1920 the cast list for L'elisir D'Amore at the Metropolitan Opera House featuring Enrico Caruso and Maria Barrientos surrounded by contemporary advertisements.

New York 1893. 'Carmen' at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.  The programme for 20th Dec 1893 with one of the greatest Carmen's ~ Emma Calve [1858-1942] with two of the great names in opera, Emma Eames [1865-1952] and Jean de Reszke [1850-1925].  Surrounded by numerous adverts for champagne, hats, toys, dolls, pianos etc.

New York 1893. 'Carmen' at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The programme for 20th Dec 1893 with one of the greatest Carmen's ~ Emma Calve [1858-1942] with two of the great names in opera, Emma Eames [1865-1952] and Jean de Reszke [1850-1925]. Surrounded by numerous adverts for champagne, hats, toys, dolls, pianos etc.

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

British National Opera Company: | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Three concerts at Hull's City Hall [1935/36] conducted by Henry Wood and featuring pianists Leff Pouishnoff [1891-1959] and Solomon [1902-1988] and the violinist Jelly d'Aranyi [1893-1966].

Three concerts at Hull& City Hall conducted by Henry Wood and featuring pianists Leff Pouishnoff and Solomon and the violinist Jelly d&

Melba concert in aid of the Boy Scouts Association at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th Oct 1920.  Nellie Melba [Helen Porter Mitchell] born 19th May 1861 died 23rd February 1931 becoming Dame Nellie Melba in 1918.   The great Australian soprano had her first starring role at the Théâtre de La Monnaie, Brussels on 12th October 1887 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and appeared the same year at Covent Garden with little success. However she sang Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor there in 1st June 1888 to…

Melba concert in aid of the Boy Scouts Association at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th Oct 1920. Nellie Melba [Helen Porter Mitchell] born 19th May 1861 died 23rd February 1931 becoming Dame Nellie Melba in 1918. The great Australian soprano had her first starring role at the Théâtre de La Monnaie, Brussels on 12th October 1887 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and appeared the same year at Covent Garden with little success. However she sang Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor there in 1st June 1888 to…

the Gala Performance of Verdi's opera Otello on 4th July 1962 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London conducted by Georg Solti and starring Mario del Monaco, Raina Kabaivanska and Geraint Evans.

the Gala Performance of Verdi& opera Otello on July 1962 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London conducted by Georg Solti and starring Mario del Monaco, Raina Kabaivanska and Geraint Evans.

The souvenir programme for the gala appearance of Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin at the Davis Theatre, Croydon, London on 21st March 1950.

Markova & Dolan: The souvenir programme for the gala appearance of Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin at the Davis Theatre, Croydon, London on March

1st Jan 1957 the world première of the ballet 'The Prince of the Pagodas' given by Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - conducted by the composer Benjamin Britten and starring Svetlana Beriosova and David Blair.

Jan 1957 the world première of the ballet 'The Prince of the Pagodas' given by Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - conducted by the composer Benjamin Britten and starring Svetlana Beriosova and David Blair.

1934 concert at the Aeolian Hall, New Bond Street, London, England.  Conchita Supervía was born in Barcelona, Spain on 9th Dec 1895 and died in London, England [giving birth] on 30th March 1936.  Her operatic debut took place shortly before her fifteenth birthday at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires for the Spanish Opera Company.  # Ivor Newton the world renown accompanist to international singers and string players was born in Limehouse, London on 15th Dec 1892 and died in Bromley, London…

1934 concert at the Aeolian Hall, New Bond Street, London, England. Conchita Supervía was born in Barcelona, Spain on 9th Dec 1895 and died in London, England [giving birth] on 30th March 1936. Her operatic debut took place shortly before her fifteenth birthday at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires for the Spanish Opera Company. # Ivor Newton the world renown accompanist to international singers and string players was born in Limehouse, London on 15th Dec 1892 and died in Bromley, London…

A 1926 Pavlova programme.  She was born on 12th Feb 1881 in Saint Petersburg, Russia and died on 23rd Jan 1931 in The Hague, Netherlands.

A 1926 Pavlova programme. She was born on Feb 1881 in Saint Petersburg, Russia and died on Jan 1931 in The Hague, Netherlands.

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