Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

Edwin Forrest Collection

Playbill for a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto,
held at the Academy of Music, 8 December 1863
In: Edwin Forrest Collection
Ms. Coll. 5, Box 72

Opera was an integral part of concert life in Philadelphia during the second half of the nineteenth century, with the Academy of Music serving as a major drawing card for professional companies from France, Germany, and the United States. The soprano Clara Louise Kellogg, who is the featured singer on this playbill, first appeared in Philadelphia in April 1861 in Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix to great acclaim. She toured extensively during the Civil War, performing in houses from Boston to Chicago and later--in 1873--formed her own Kellogg Grand English Opera Company, for which she was the principal singer and artistic manager.

Table of Contents
Manuscript Collections:
Manuscript Collections:
Sheet Music
Conducting Scores
Music Manuscripts:
15th-18th Centuries
Music Manuscripts:
19th & 20th Centuries
Landmarks of Music Theory

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