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Laurel Hurley at Rehearsal

Identifier: M123.03.0049.0014.00004


Laurel Hurley (center), a coloratura soprano singer from the Metropolitan Opera who performed with the Central City Opera, rehearses for the opera ''The Beautiful Galatea'' with stage director Alfred de Liagre Jr (left) and actor Kayton Nesbitt (right).


  • 1959


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Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains photographs and other graphic materials pertaining to the Central City Opera House and the Central City Opera festivals from the 1932 - 2013 festival seasons.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Typed on paper taped to bottom of photographic print: ''A statue comes to life -- At least that's what the stage directions say. Laurel Hurley, the extremely life-like staute, is given a hand as she is helped down from her pedestal by Kayton Nesbitt, who will be the Pygmalion in [sic] Central City Opera ''The Beautiful Galatea.'' At left is Alfred de Liagre, Jr., stage director, who is telling them how to do it in final rehearsals before the cast leaves New York for arrival in Denver next Saturday (June 16.) Laurel Hurley, yuothful soprano, is one of the reasons why Central City box office in the May Comapny is clicking these days.'' Written on back of photographic print: ''L-R Alfred de Liagre, Jr, Laurel Hurley, Kayton Nesbitt.'' Stamped on back of photographic print: ''Pelase Credit Whitestone Photo, 124 W. 72nd St., N.Y. - TR. 4-5163.''


Repository Details

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