City of Portland Grand Opera season, La Scala Grand Opera Company, Auditorium, October 15-October 20, 1917


Concert program for City of Portland Grand Opera Season La Scala Grand Opera Company, local direction Calvin Heilig, orchestra under the direction of Chev. Fulgenzio Guerrieri. The company performed eight operas in six evening and two matinee performances during the week of Monday October 15 through Saturday October 20, 1917. They performed La Tosca, Mme. Butterfly and La Boheme by G. Puccini, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, Thais by Massenet, and Carmen by Georges Bizet.

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Hi friends, in 1917 my grandfather, Guy Golterman  brought Agnini, Guerreri nd Bonfiglio from the Met and Earnst Knock from Europe  to St. Louis to comprise the lead team in producing 6 Aidas to open the first and largest Municipally owned outdoor theater in America. I have just completed a documentary on this remarkable feat spring and summer of 17, as Americn entered the great war. Noted that Guerreri shortly after came to Portland to render a splendid opera season.  Would Portland Opera or Portland historians be at all intereste in having the big slice of opera house in mid America..for enjoyment and education?  ''50 Days to Greatness is a celebration of the live arts, and their civic, cultural, and economic value Regards  Ed Golterman

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