An Exhibit of the Diehn Composers Room, Old Dominion University Libraries

Resources & Illustrations

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Adams, John. Nixon in China. An opera in two acts. Music by John Adams and libretto by Alice Goodman. Co-comissioned by Houston Grand Opera, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. ML 50.A199 N6 1987

Burke, John. The Legend of Baby Doe. The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West. New York  G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974.  CT275.T145.O25

Cooper, Nan. “Matoaka.”  Diss. Old Dominion University, 1986

Schoell, William. The Opera of the Twentieth Century: A Passionate Art in Transition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. ML1705.S33 2006

Sondheim, Stephen. Assassins. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by John Weidman. New York: Theatre Communications Group,1991. ML50.S705 A7 1991

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera. Ed. Mervyn Cooke. New York: Cambridge UP, 2005. ML1700.C17 2005


Johnson, H. Earle. Operas on American Subjects. New York: Coleman-Ross, 1964. Ref. ML128.O4J6


Bernstein, Leonard. Candide. A Comic Operetta in Two Acts. {New York, NY]: Boosey & Hawkes,1997.  M1503.B53 C2 1997

Bock, Jerry.  Vocal Selections from Fiorello! A New Musical.  Miami, FL: Warner Bros., Publications, 1991. M1508.B63 F55 1991

Hoiby, Lee. The Tempest, Opera in Three Acts . New York, NY: G. Schirmer, 1986. M1503.H707 T4 1986

Lloyd Webber, Andrew. Evita, Musical Excerpts and Complete Libretto. New York,   NY: Leeds Music Corp., 1979.  M1508.L55 E95 1980z

Moore, Douglas. The Ballad of Baby Doe, Opera in Two Acts. [New York, NY]: Chappell Music Co., 1958.  M1503.M822B3 1958

New Music Performance Collection. Old Dominion University, Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia.
-- Stern, David. We stand for freedom, in memoriam, Sept. 11, 2001,for orchestra. Diehn 2001-0.S75 W4

Sessions, Roger. Montezuma, Opera in Three Acts. New York, NY: Marks Music Corp., [1965]. M1503.S495 M72 1965

Thomson, Virgil. The Mother of Us All. New York: Music Press, [1947]. M1503.T484 M8

Ward, Robert. The Crucible : an opera in four acts. Highgate Press: Galaxy Music Corp., N. Y.,[1962]. M1503.W259 C8 1962

Sound Recordings:

Adams, John. Music from Nixon in China. Orch. St. Luke's. Perf. Mari Opatz, Stephanie Friedman, Marion Dry, Carolann Page, Trudy Ellen Craney, Sanford Sylvan, James Maddalena, Thomas Hammons, and John Duykers. Cond. Edo de Waart. New York, NY: Elektra /Nonesuch, 1988. M1505.A33 N59

Bernstein, Leonard. Candide, Original Broadway Cast. Perf. Max Adrian, Robert Rounseville, and Barbara Cook. Musical dir. Samuel Krachmalnick. Rec. Dec. 9, 1956. Sony Broadway, 1991.  M1500.B525 C36 1991

Bock, Jerry. Fiorello! Original Broadway Cast. Perf. Tom Bosley, Patricia Wilson, Ellen Hanley, Howard da Silva. Cond. Hal Hastings. Angel Records, 1993. M1505.B62 F56 1993

Davis, Anthony. X, the Life and Times of Malcolm X, an opera in three acts. Perf. Eugene Perry, Thomas J. Young, Priscilla Baskerville, Hilda Harris, Herbert Perry. Orch. St. Luke's. Cond. William Henry Curry. Rec. Apr. 13- 14, 25-26, 1989. Katonah, NY: Gramavision,1992. M1500.D385 X2 1992

Duffy, John. Black Water, a New American Opera. Perf. Karen Burlingame, Patrick Mason, and members of the L.A. Theatre Works. Rec. live at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, July 8-12, 1998. LA Theatre Works,1998. M1500.D844 B53 1998

Hailstork, Adolphus C. As falling leaves, the Virginia Chamber Players in concert performing music of Adolphus Hailstork. Perf. Debra Cross, Beverly Baker, Barbara Chapman, Charles Woodward, Robert Cross, Vahn Armstrong, Amanda Gates-Armstrong, Jennifer Snyder, Michael Daniels. Rec. Dec. 2001. Albany Records, 2003. M1016.H35 A8 2003

McGovern, Christopher. Lizzie Borden. Perf. Alison Fraser, Rex Hays, Eleanor Glockner, Joan Barber, Michael Babin, Madeline Blue, Jamey McGaugh. Rec. Dec. 5, 1998. Georgetown, CT : Original Cast Records, 1999. M1505.M345 L59 1999

Moore, Douglas. The Ballad of Baby Doe, an Opera. LP. Heliodor, [1966] M1500.M781B25

-----. Carry Nation, an Opera in 2 Acts. LP. Desto,1968. M1500.M66C27

Picker, Tobias. Emmeline. Perf. Patricia Racette, Curt Peterson, Victor Ledbetter, Anne-Marie Owens, Kevin Langan, Josepha Gayer, Melanie Sarakatsannis, Herbert Perry, Wright Moore, Michelle Bradley, Gregory Keil, Mary Jane Kania. Cond. George Manahan. Rec. July 27-31, 1996. Albany Recordings,1998. M1500.P53 E66 1998

Web sites & Sources for Images/Illustrations:

Note: Full images are part of the Diehn Composers Room exhibit May 14-31 and July 1 - Oct. 11, 2007. For the Web site, thumbnails are used to avoid copyright infringement. All image sources are listed here.

American Experience | Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst.

Anthony Davis.

Baby Doe Tabor. - Home Page of Baby Doe Tabor & the DoeHEADS.

Barda, Clive. "Scene from Lee Hoiby's The Tempest.

Bingham, Howard L. "Cassius Clay in New York with Malcolm X, 1963." From King of the World.

Caldwell, Jim. "Robert Orth as Harvey Milk (Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera, 1995).

Carrie Nation starts her Bar-Wrecking Crusade. - Hearst: Elizabeth may face future trauma - Mar. 14, 2003.

Colleen McDonnell stars as the misunderstood Evita.

Composer Douglas Moore (Photo courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc.).

Crescent Theatre production of Sondheim's Assassins, 2004.





Evita (Courtesy Photo).


Fiorello H. LaGuardia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia Collection.

Fiorello LaGuardia (left) visiting President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. August 27, 1938.

Friede, Juan. "Geographical Ideas and the Conquest of Venezuela." The Americas, Vol. 16, No. 2. (Oct., 1959), pp. 145-159. Available at JSTOR  

Granich, Ralph. "Joseph Wright as Malcolm X is a tour de force of musical and theatrical authority."

------. "Photograph of Joseph Wright as Malcolm X."

-----. "Joseph Wright as Malcolm X, Oakland Opera 2006."

Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad, by Paul Collins.

Harvey Milk.

John Duffy's Black Water.

The Key to Tobias > Opera News > The Met Opera Guild.

Lee Hoiby.

Leonard Bernstein conducting NY City Symphony, 1945.

Lesbian and Gay Music, by P. Brett and E. Wood.

Lizzie Borden, unauthenticated photograph by Gay Photographic Studio of Fall River, MA.

Luana DeVol in San Francisco Opera's 2003 production of Mother of Us All.

Mayor of the City of New York, Fiorello Laguardia, delivered a eulogy to Tesla broadcast on New York Radio, January 10, 1943.

Mondout, Patrick. "Patty Hearst kidnapped!"

Ode to Harvey Milk, San Francisco Opera Poster and Stage Bill, 1996, by S. Brett Kaufman.

Peattie, Peggie. "Anthony Davis, a 2006 Guggenheim fellowship recipient, is now completing “Wakonda's Dream,” which will debut at Opera Omaha in February".

Ponca Chief Standing Bear and family (Courtesy of Nebraska State Historical Society).

Professor John Corigliano.

Rapid Fire: featuring the works of Jennifer Higdon.

Scenes from Robert Ward's The Crucible at Opera San José, September 2005.

Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Jerome Robbins.

Sherman, Steve. "Stewart Wallace".

Stephen Sondheim Interview Photo.

Symbionese Liberation Army. "Photograph of Patty Hearst in front of the insignia of the Symbionese Liberation Army holding an assault rifle."


Thea Musgrave.

Tobias Picker – Biography.

Ulla Sippola in a 1992 Theater Hagen production of Lizzie Borden.

Virgil Thomson, 1971, by Alice Neel (1900-1984), National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Library of Congress Subject Headings:

America -- History -- Drama

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