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"Orpheus and Eurydice" Scrapbook

Identifier: D088


The collection includes a pasted program of the event, 15 b/w original photographic portraits of Mary Wigman* (two large: 5 6/8 x 4 3/8, and 5 3/8 x 3 3/8", and 13 smaller: 3 3/8 x 2"), 9 silver gelatin prints showing the choregrapher amidst her dancers (2 x 3 3/8"), and two depicting German conductor Heinz Bongartz, with costume designer Gerda Schulte (4 1/2 x 3 2/8"). The remaining 166 photographs depict the path, development and flow of the opera from scene to scene. They feature Wigman's dancers, as well as the three main characters of the opera: baritone Theodor Horand (Orpheus), soprano Philine Fischer (Eurydice); and soprano Erna Roscher (Amor).


  • 1947


Digital Repository

"Orpheus and Eurydice" Scrapbook

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Biographical / Historical

These prints depict Mary Wigman's choreography of Gluck's "Orpheus and Eurydice". The performance was staged at the Dreilinden opera house in Leipzig Lindenau on March 22, 1947.


1.0 Linear Feet (1 container)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a program and (192) silver gelatin prints.


This collection has been arranged by the seller and are contained in (1) leatherette binder.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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