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WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE

 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ASSOCIATION

 

Thirty-Second Annual Season

1954

 

 

 

 

The San Francisco Symphony Association

 

J. D. Zellerbach, President

 

Howard K. Skinner, Manager

 

 

 

 

Presents

 

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Enrique Jorda, Conductor

 

43rd SEASON

 

Opening Concerts

November 11, 12, 13, 1954

 

 

18 Thursday Evenings

16 Friday Afternoons

18 Saturday Evenings

Closing Concerts

Aprl 21, 22, 23, 1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE

 

Three Eminent Guest Conductors

 

Bruno Walter

Thomas Scherman

Earl Bernard Murray

 

 

SOLOISTS

 

Pianists

Gina Bachauer

Alexander Brailowsky

Clifford Curzon

Rudolph Firkusny

Leon Fleisher

Dame Myra Hess

Grant Johannesen

Donna Turner Smith

Violinists

Zino Francescatti

Yehudi Menuhin

Joseph Szigeti

 

Guitarist

Andres Segovia

 

Soprano

Lucine Amara

Mezzo-Soprano

Florence Kopleff

 

Tenor

John McCollum

 

Baritone

Martial Singher

 

Bass

Donald Gramm

 

 

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ASSOCIATION

 

Officers

 

Robert Watt Miller, President

Mrs. Stanley Powell, Vice- President

Arthur Merrill Brown, Jr., Vice-President

Charles Blyth, Vice-President

George T. Cameron, Vice-President-Treasurer

Starr Bruce, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

Charles R. Blyth

Arthur Merrill Brown, Jr.

Starr Bruce

George T. Cameron

William W. Crocker

Marco F. Hellman

Bruce Kelham

William Gladstone Merchant

Robert Watt Miller

Kenneth Monteagle

John Francis Neylan

Mrs. Stanley Powell

Mrs. Henry Potter Russell

Ralph J. A. Stern

J. D. Zellerbach

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Kurt Herbert Adler, Artistic Director

Howard K. Skinner, Manager

 

Frances O'Sullivan

Constance H. Alexander

Doris Lowell

 

 

Pearl Holzman

Carmen Buckley

Eric Rahn, Publicity Director

Gwen Trudeau, Secretary to the Artistic Director

 

Carol Starr

Antoinette Amizich

 

 

Box Office

 

William Babcock, Comptroller

Evelyn Crockett, Assistant to the Manager

 

Virginia Fenton

Meta Friedman

Nancy Sisler

 

 

Laura Welch

Shirley McGilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Governors

 

Mrs. Leonora Wood Armsby

George Washington Baker, Jr.

P. A. Bergerot

Charles R. Blyth

J. Brendan Brady

Arthur Merrill Brown, Jr.

Starr Bruce

Mrs. George T. Cameron

George T. Cameron

Charles A. Christin

William W. Crocker

George E. Crothers

Miss Mary C. Dunham

Sidney M. Ehrman

Mrs. William M. Fitzhugh

Frank W. Fuller, Jr.

Mrs. Lawrence W. Harris

Timothy Healy

Marco F. Hellman

Mrs. Thomas Carr Howe, Jr.

Edward D. Keil

Bruce Kelham

Charles H. Kendrick

Roger Lapham, Jr.

Mrs. Stine Leis

E. C. Lipman

George Livermore

M. E. Lombardi

Mrs. Dan London

Grover A. Magnin

William Gladstone Merchant

Mrs. C. O. G. Miller

Robert Watt Miller

Kenneth Monteagle

Guido J. Musto

Mrs. John Francis Neylan

John Francis Neylan

Ralph L. Phelps

Mrs. Stanley Powell

Stanley Powell

Mrs. Henry Potter Russell

A. Sbarboro

Mrs. M. C. Sloss

Ralph J. A. Stern

Mrs. Sigmund Stern

Mrs. Oscar Sutro, Jr.

Randolph C. Walker

Whitney Warren

J. D. Zellerbach

 

 

 

 

 

WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE

(Owned and Operated by the City and County of San Francisco through

the Board of Trustees of the War Memorial)

 

Board of Trustees

 

Milton W. Kletter, President

 

Sidney M. Ehrman

Eugene Bennett

Wilbur A. Henderson

 

Edward Sharkey, Managing Director of The War Memorial

 

 

Dr. Charles A. Ertola

Col. Frank A. Flynn, USAF

J. Rufus Klawans

Sam K. Harrison, Vice-President

 

Guido J. Musto

Dan S. Hewitt

Ralph J. A. Stern

 

E. Lawrence George, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA COMPANY

 

Kurt Herbert Adler, Artistic Director

 

Howard K. Skinner, Manager

 

 

 

 

 

CONDUCTORS AND MUSICAL STAFF

 

Kurt Herbert Adler

Ernesto Barbini

Fausto Cleva

Glauco Curiel

Peter Paul Fuchs

Otto Guth

Karl Kritz

George Lawner

Pierre Monteux

Corrado Muccini

Eugene Szenkar

Leo Mueller, Chorus Director

Madi Bacon, Director Boys' Chorus

Naoum Blinder, Concert Master

Julius Haug, Orchestra Manager

Alma Haug, Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

 

Paul Hager

Stage Director

Harry Horner

Stage Director and Designer

 

Carlo Piccinato

Stage Director

T. L. Colangelo, Jr.

Technical Director

 

Etienne Barone

Stage Manager

 

Willam Christensen

Lew Christensen

Choreographers

Robert Ackart

Assistant Stage Manager

 

Paul Planer

Director G. K. P. Projection System

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS

 

Sopranos and Contraltos

 

Licia Albanese

Inge Borkh

Rosanna Carteri

Yola Casselle

Sharon Currier

Franca Duval

Yvonne Gotelli

Marilynn Hall

Dorothy Kirsten

Sybil Knapp

Carla Martinis

Rosalind Nadell

Pauline Pappas

Donna Petersen

Lydia Ring

Mado Robin

Ruth Roehr

Eileen Scott

Claramae Turner

Dorothy Warenskjold

Elinor Warren

Baritones and Basses

 

Lorenzo Alvary

Winther Andersen

Salvatore Baccaloni

George Cehanovsky

Harold Enns

Frank Guarrera

Colin Harvey

Ralph Herbert

Hans Hotter

Desire Ligeti

Max Lorenzini

Nicola Moscona

Carl Palangi

Cesare Siepi

Leonard Warren

Robert Weede

Alexander Welitsch

 

Dorothy McGuire

as Joan of Arc

 

Lee Marvin

as Friar Dominic

Tenors

 

Virginio Assandri

Robert Gordon Bruce

Cesare Curzi

Alessio De Paolis

Charles Kullman

Lawrence Mason

Gregory Millar

Jan Peerce

William E. Petersen

Giacinto Prandelli

Brian Sullivan

Richard Tucker

Roberto Turrini

Harold White

 

Ballet Principals

 

Sally Bailey

Nancy Johnson

Conrad Ludlow

Gordon Paxman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORAL ENSEMBLE

 

Dora Di Tano, Accompanist

 

 

 

Misses

 

Helen Albertsen

Eleanor Avery

Barbara Bacci

Josephine Barbano

Yvonne Cadwallader

Helen F. Carey

Theresa Colton

Eleanor Coryell

Peggy Covington

Sharon Currier

Katheryne Dawsen

Jean Evans

Eloise Farrell

Elizabeth Garnier

Betty Gordon

Yvonne Gotelli

Barbara Harrison

Lois Howard

Rosemarie Hunter

Leona Hurd

Sophie Karras

Sybil Knapp

Jane Mayock

Frances Oliver

Pauline Pappas

Donna Petersen

Dolores Rae

Lydia Ring

Ruth Roehr

Carma Scott

Eileen Scott

Mary Jane Spry

Janet Stelling

Annabell Thomson

Clora Wicklund

Gladys Yearwood

 

 

 

 

 

Messrs

 

Winther Andersen

F. Geary Anderson

Robert Gordon Bruce

Galliano Daneluz

Harry M. De Lange

Remy De Pasquier

Amerigo Del Grande

Duncan H. Driver

Ernest Ehler

K. D. Emde

John Flynn

Richard Griggs

Paul Guenter

William Haber, Jr.

Robert C. Hanson

Colin Harvey

Marvin Hilty

Alexander Jakutis

Max Lorenzini

Gerard Lyly

Dominic R. Maccario

Giulio Mancini

Douglas Mayock

Adrian McNamara

Max Meyers

Thomas Miller

Pierce Murphy

Thomas Nolan

Charles Pascoe

William E. Petersen

Joseph Petit

Attilio Rossi

Nicolo Rulli

Allen Schmidling

John Segale

Andrew M. Sneddon

John E. Taylor

Edwin J. Vannucci

Harold White

Harold O'Kelly White

 

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO BOYS' CHORUS

 

Madi Bacon, Director

 

Edgar Bogas

John Clinton

William Connolly

Gary Dahl

Douglas Devore

Russell Fowler

Robert Hansen

Stephen Hatch

Clifford Hillebrandt

Jeffrey Hjort

Terry Hook

Thomas Hoyal

Karl Landes

Robert Moore

David Ostwald

C. B. Peterson

Michael Rauls

Raleigh Redus

Robert Rosenblatt

Stephen Rush

Vladdy Sakovich

Donald Saxon

Douglas Smith

Richard Thomas

Ralph Todd

Richard Todd

James Ursino

Michael West

David Wong

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALLET

 

Principals

 

Sally Bailey

Nancy Johnson

Gordon Paxman

Conrad Ludlow

 

 

 

 

 

Misses

 

Bene Arnold

Christine Bering

Louise Batchelor

Gloria Cancilla

Shirley Carson

Constance Coler

Joan Harshbarger

Patricia Huntress

Fiona Fuerstner

Virginia Johnson

Patricia Johnston

Louise Lawler

Diana Witt

 

 

 

 

 

Messrs

 

Carlos Carvajal

Glen Chadwick

Rocky Drew

Ron Ross

Russell Sage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA

 

Violins

 

Naoum Blinder, Concert Master

Frank Houser, Asst. Concert Master

Felix Khuner

Mafalda Guaraldi

Henry Shweid

Ferdinand Claudio

David Schneider

Rose Kovats

Silvio Claudio

Charles Meacham

Myron Spaulding

Reina Schivo

Willem Wegman

Julius Haug

Walter Gough

Mary Burrell

David Shapro

Attilio Laraia

Ben Bauer

Verne Sellin

 

Violas

 

Ferenc Molnar

Romain Verney

Lucien Mitchell

Detlev Olshausen

Asbjorn Finess

Stephan Katsaros

'Cellos

 

Boris Blinder

Herman Reinberg

Detlev Anders

Karl Hesse

John Kraus

Catherine Mezirka

 

Basses

 

Philip Karp

Charles Siani

John Schipilliti

August Buenger

Jerome Lewis

Carl Modell

 

Flutes

Walter Subke

Herbert Benkman

 

Oboes

Merrill Remington

Leslie Schivo

 

English Horn

Leslie Schivo

 

Clarinets

Rudolph Schmitt

Frealon Bibbins

Bass Clarinet

Frank Fragale

 

Bassoons

Ernst Kubitschek

Raymond Ojeda

 

Horns

William Sabatini

Dino Lucchesi

Earl Saxton

Herman C. Trutner

 

Trumpets

Charles Bubb

Earl Murray

 

Trombones

Orlando Giosi

Rogers Shoemaker

John Klock

 

Tuba

Ralph Murray

 

Tympani & Percussion

Walter Larew

Fred Divisek

Meyer Slivka

 

Harp

Anne Adams

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION

 

Davis L. West, Scenic Artist

T. L. Colangelo, Jr., Technical Director

Charles Carman, Master Electrician

Thomas Edwards, Master Carpenter

Edmund Williams, Master of Properties

 

 

 

 

 

For War Memorial Opera House

 

R. G. Wakeman, Master Carpenter

Edward J. Zettel, Master Electrician

Wallace Fletter, Master of Properties

 

 

 

 

 

COSTUMES FOR SAN FRANCISO OPERA ASSOCIATION BY

GOLDSTEIN & CO.

 

Alexander Agnini, Wardrobe Master

Inez D. Hall, Wardrobe Mistress

Everett Mason, Makeup Artist

August Neyer, Hairdresser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERA BOX HOLDERS

 

Season 1954

 

A

Mrs. Milton H. Esberg

Mr. and Mrs. Milton H. Esberg, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan London

 

B

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Herbert Adler

Mr. and Mrs. M. Mitchell Bourquin

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Richards

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Christian Weber

 

C

Mrs. Sigmund Stern

 

D

Mr. and Mrs. R. Gwin Follis

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carr Howe

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kelham

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sutro

 

E

Mr. and Mrs. James Bodrero

Mrs. Tobin Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Edmunds Lyman

Mrs. Robert A. Roos

 

F

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watt Miller

 

G

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Belcher

Mrs. Tobin Clark

Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Petersen

Mr. and Mrs. G. Willard Somers

H

Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Bowen

Mrs. Felix McGinnis

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. McNear

 

J

Mr. and Mrs. Marco F. Hellman

 

K

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Cameron

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Monteagle

 

L

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Grace

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin

Mrs. Nion R. Tucker

 

M

Mrs. Mortimer Fleishhacker

Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr.

 

N

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Blyth

Mrs. Richard S. McCreery

 

O

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Crocker

Mrs. Henry Potter Russell

 

P

Mrs. Charles Curtis

Mr. Walter John Felix

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lane

 

Q

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Ehrman

R

Mrs. Arthur Dale King

 

S

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Koshland

Judge and Mrs. M. C. Sloss

Mrs. Louis Sloss

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Koshland

 

T

Mrs. William Cavalier

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Loran Johnston

 

U

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Harney

 

V

Mr. and Mrs. Prentis Cobb Hale, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Ham

 

W

Mrs. Edward M. Rolkin

 

X

Mr. and Mrs. James E. French

 

Y

 

Mr. and Mrs. Graeme K. MacDonald

 

Z

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cella

Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Petri

Mrs. Burton B. Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Yoder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUARANTOR MEMBERS of the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ASSOCIATION

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Adams, II

Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Adams

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Herbert Adler

Mrs. Agnes Aldrich

Annette S. Alexander

Mrs. Wallace M. Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lawrence Alioto

Dr. and Mrs. R. Emmet Allen

Lucy H. Allyne

Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Appel

E. R. Armsby

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Arnold

Ann Ashley

Mrs. Lucille F. Athearn

Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Bacon

Elsa M. Baker

A. R. Baldwin

Spencer Barefoot

J. F. Barrett

E. H. Barron

Irving Bartel

Mrs. William Bayless

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Beall

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Bechtel

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Beckwith

Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Begley

Mrs. Reed J. Bekins

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Belcher

Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Belgrano, Jr.

David Benioff

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley G. Bennett

Mrs. Walter H. Bentley

Avram Bercovich

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bercut

Mr. and Mrs. K. Kenneth Bergman

Albert J. Bernard

Dr. and Mrs. Tholow Binkley

Mr. and Mrs. Newton Bissinger

Graham Black

Mr. and Mrs. Norman K. Blanchard

Mrs. Emilie Blankenberg

W. Harry Blatchly

Mrs. Naoum Blinder

Mrs. Louis Bloch

Mrs. Max Blumlein

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Blyth

Mrs. W. W. Beardman

Leon Bocqueraz

Mrs. James Bodrero

Mr. and Mrs. M. Mitchell Bourquin

Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Bowen

Louise A. Boyd

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Brady, Jr.

Alexander H. Brawner

John D. Breckenridge

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brewer

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Bronson

Mrs. John F. Brooke

Mrs. Julia Fox Brooke

George W. Brooks

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Brown, Jr.

Mrs. Mary W. Brown

Ralph Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Brown

Mrs. Edward Erle Brownell

Mr. and Mrs. Starr Bruce

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Buck

Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Buckley

Dr. and Mrs. B. O. Burch

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gage Bermister

Mrs. John R. Cahill

Dr. William Otis Callaway

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Cameron

Mr. and Mrs.Horace O. Camm

Mrs. Lewis G. Carpenter

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carrier

Mr. and Mrs. Harris Carrigan

Mrs. William Cavalier

Mrs. Augustine Cazenave

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cella

Mrs. Selah Chamberlain

Mr. and Mrs. Selah Chamberlain, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Elbert M. Chandler

Dr. and Mrs. Lee S. Cherney

Mrs. Drew Chidester

Mrs. William F. Chipman

Charles A. Christin

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Christensen

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stanley Cicerone

Mrs. Baylies V. Clark

Harold H. Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Clark

Mrs. Tobin Clark

Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Coghlan

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cohen

Mrs. Betty Cohn

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Cohn

Mrs. Max M. Cohn

Mr. and Mrs. Colbert Coldwell

Mr. and Mrs. James V. Coleman

Persis H. Coleman

Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Collier

R. Bryce Collinson

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Colman

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Coney

Mary R. Conlin

Robert E. Cooper

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Cordes

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cosmas

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Crafts

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crapsey

Mrs. Alan H. Critcher

Arthur S. Crites

W. W. Crocker

George E. Crothers

Thomas B. Crowley

Mrs. Charles Curtis

Mrs. Walter Alfred de Martini

David De Marino

Marquise de Pins

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Di Giorgio

Mrs. Chester Dahl

Countess Lillian Dandini di Leesena

Forrest B. Davidson

Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Davies

Ralph Davies

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davis

Harry D. Davis

Mrs. R. Detert

Mrs. Benjamin H. Dibblee

Mrs. Donald R. Dickey

Mrs. Julia T. Dignan

Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel

Nathaniel S. Dodge, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanley Dollar

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Donnell

Mrs. F. A. Dorn

Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Drobisch

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ducournau

Mrs. J. H. Duhig

Mrs. Charles Dunphy

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Dwyer

Mrs. Francis M. Edwards

Philip S. Ehrlich

Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Ehrman

Mrs. Alfred Ehrman

Lorraine H. Ehrman

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Ehrman

Richard J. Elkus

Mark C. Elworthy

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Englert

Mr. and Mrs. Lennart G. Erickson

Mrs. Carl F. Ernst

Richard Ernst

Mrs. Milton H. Esberg

Mr. and Mrs. Milton H. Esberg, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Escobosa

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ets-Hokin

Mr. and Mrs. Albert John Evers

Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Eyre

Dr. and Mrs. Harold K. Faber

Mr. Walter John Felix

Alfred Feliner

Edith C. Field

Maria Antonia Field

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Fisher

Mrs. Grace L. Fisk

Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr.

Gwin Follis

John F. Forbes

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ford

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Foster

Thomas G. Franck

John E. Freed

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. French

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. French

Dr. Richard K. Friedlander

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Friedman

Mrs. Henry B. Friedrichs

Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Fries

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Fritz

Mrs. Eugene N. Fritz

Alfred Fromm

H. Harrison Fuller

Mrs. Nelly Gaffney

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Gale

Mrs. Isabella Dietrich Gallagher

Mr. and Mrs. A. Russell Gallaway, Jr.

L. Galtie

Crissie Gardner

Mrs. Elsie S. Garin

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Geary

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gede, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. A. Gerbode

Mr. Ben C. Gerwick

 

Mrs. L. M. Giannini

Mrs. Arthur Collis Gibson

George B. Gillson

Mrs. Frank R. Girard

Mr. and Mrs. A. Warren Glickman

Louis J. Glicksberg

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice L. Goldman

Lutie D. Goldstein

Rose Goldstein

Mrs. Isaac Goodman

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Goodman

Mr. and Mrs. Reeve Gould

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Grace

Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers G. Graham

Dr. Gerald H. Gray

George Greaves

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Green

Mrs. Maurice S. Greenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart N. Greenberg

Mrs. Robert Greenhood

Mrs. F. S. Greenlee

Col. And Mrs. Allen Griffin

Farnham P. Griffiths

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Haas

Mr. C. Nelson Hackett

Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Hale, Jr.

Newton Johnson Hale

Mr. and Mrs. Prentis Cobb Hale

Randolph Hale

Mrs. Arthur Hall

Herbert E. Hall

Mrs. Eminel P. Halsted

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Ham

Commander and Mrs. Alan Hamersley

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ludwig Hansen

Mrs. Ferdinand Hansen

Charles L. Harney

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Harris

Gregory A. Harrison

Dr. Marlow B. Harrison

Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hart

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Peers Hartman

Dr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Haas

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hastings

Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Hastings

Mrs. Herbert B. Hatch

Mrs. James C. Hatio

Mr. and Mrs. Elystus L. Hayes

Mrs. Timothy Hayes

Mrs. E. S. Heller

Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Heller

Walter S. Heller

Mrs. F. J. Hellman

Mr. and Mrs. Marco F. Hellman

Jennie Crocker Henderson

Mrs. Thomas M. R. Herron

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hewitt

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gray Hills

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie W. Hills

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben W. Hills, III

Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hilp

Osgood Hooker

Mr. and Mrs. L. Arundel Hopkins

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart B. Hopps

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Edwin Horn

Thomas S. Horn

Mr. and Mrs. George Hotaling

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carr Howe

Mrs. John Wesley Howell

Mr. and Mrs. Jaqueline H. Hume

Mr. and Mrs. Phelps Stokes Hunter

Marian Huntington

Capt. And Mrs. James H. Hutchinson

Dr. and Mrs. S. Nicholas Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Tevis Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Jaffe

Robert J. Jansen

Mrs. John Jerome

Harold I. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Johnson

George Kreplin

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lendeof Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Loran Johnston

Mrs. A. G. Jones

Ralph S. Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. William Josephian

Major General Kenyon A. Joyce

Mrs. Ira Kahn

Mrs. Samuel Kahn

Mrs. Edgar F. Kaiser

Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Keil

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kelham

Mr. and Mrs. Philip John Kelley

Charles Kendrick

Mrs. Gerald D. Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. Kent

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Kessler

Mrs. Arthur Dale King

Percy L. King

Franklin E. Kitchens

Mrs. Philip Klein

Edmond Klies, Jr.

Mrs. William E. Kleinsorge

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Knapp

Richard M. Knapp

Mr. and Mrs. Max Kniesche

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Knox

Caroline Korbel

Elsa R. Korbel

Mrs. Stephanie D. Koret

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Koshland

Mrs. Jesse Koshland

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Koshland

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Koster

Mrs. Joseph C. Lacey

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Lackey, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter Land

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lane

Mrs. Albert Lang

Dr. Mary H. Layman

Kenneth Leitch

Mrs. Walter A. Leonetti

Leopold Lerner

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Levison

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lesoine

Donald McLeod Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. G. Irwin Lewis

Donald E. Levy

Mrs. Jesse Lilienthal

Mr. and Mrs. Philip N. Lilienthal

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lilienthal

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Linford

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Lindsey

Mrs. Norman B. Livermore

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Lochead

Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilson Lockwood

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Logan

Mr. and Mrs. Dan London

James Rowland Lowe

Amy D. Lownegart

Mrs. A. J. Lowrey

Mr. and Mrs. Edmunds Lyman

James W. McAllister

Mrs. Thomas R. McCarron

W. C. McCarthy

Mrs. Carlos K. McClatchy

Mr. and Mrs. H. Jedd McClatchy

Mrs. Robbins McCormick

Mrs. William H. McCormick

Mrs. Richard S. McCreery

Mrs. Felix S. McGinnis

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. McGowan

James E. McKeller

Lila McKinne

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McKinnie

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. McLaughlin, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. McNear

The Family of Mrs. George P. McNear

Graeme K. Mac Donald

Mr. and Mrs. William Mackenzie

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mackinlay

Mr. and Mrs. Parker S. Maddux

Marshall P. Madison

Mr. and Mrs. Cyril I. Magnin

Mr. and Mrs. Grover A. Magnin

I. Magnin & Co.

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Magnuson

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mailliard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Page Mailliard

Irene Manaster

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mancini

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Mann

Mary Ellen Mannon

Mr. and Mrs. George Mardikian

Mrs. Randolph Wyatt Martenet

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mattel

Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Maxwell

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar N. Meakin

Gordon Mendelssohn

Mr. and Mrs. William Gladstone Merchant

Edith Aamanda Mereen

Mrs. Ralph Merillion

Elizabeth H. Metcalf

Mr. and Mrs. Julian J. Meyer

E. Olga Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Van Vissing Midgley

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Albert Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watt Miller

Mrs. Edward M. Mills

Mrs. M. C. Milton

Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner

James K. Moffitt

Mario Mondin

Arch Monson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Monteagle

Mr. and Mrs. Paige Monteagle

Frederick H. Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Moore, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Morrissey

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Morse

Mrs. H. D. Mortenson

Clifford A. Murie

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Guido Musto

Helen Myers

E. M. Nagel

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Nelson

Julia M. Neppert

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Newman

John Francis Neylan

George W. Nickel

Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Noble, Jr.

William Holt Noble

Mrs. H. Edwin Nowell

Mrs. Deborah C. O'Brien

Mrs. Mary L. Obujen

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin J. Older

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Letts Oliver

Mr. E. Whitney Olson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert St. John Orr

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Orrick

Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace Owen

Charles R. Page

Mrs. S. H. Palmer

Dr. Sadie Dernham Patek

J. W. Pauson

G. Baltzer Peterson

Mrs. Seabury B. Peterson

T. S. Petersen

Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Petri

Mrs. Milton Pilhashy

Pisani Printing Co.

Harold D. Pischel

Mr. and Mrs. Jules S. P. Podesta

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Popper

William Kenneth Potts

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Powell

Walter T. Pendergast

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Waldman Price

Mr. and Mrs.O. Kenneth Pryor

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Quigley

Babette G. Rabe

Mrs. Carl Raiss

Mrs. Charles Raven

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reis

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Reynolds

Mrs. Richard Rheem

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Richards

Mr. and Mrs. Hermann A. Richardson

Mrs. W. J. Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rieser

Mr. and Mrs. Milo Rees Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Robinette

Mrs. John Alvah Robinson

Emily L. Rogers

Mrs. Nathan Rogers, Sr.

Mrs. Edward M. Rolkin

John N. Rosekrans

Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Ross

Edmund A. Rossi

Mr. and Mrs. William Roth

W. Lansing Rothschild

Mrs. Robert A. Roos

Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Russell

Mr. and Mrs. Leon B. Russell

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ryan

Mrs. E. R. St. Aubyn

G. G. Sanders

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sargent

Mrs. Alfred B. Saroni

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Scanlon

Else Schilling

Mrs. Walter Schilling

Mr. George B. Schirmer

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Schmidt

Mr. Nat Schmulowitz

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Schoonmaker

Helen M. Schroeder

Adolph Schuman

Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. Schuster

Mrs. Frank Schwabacher

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Schwabacher

Mrs. Louis A. Schwabacher

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Schwartz

Mr. and Mrs. Seibert Lee Sefton

Mrs. M. J. Senderman

Mrs. A. Setrakian

R. S. Shainwald

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Towne Shaw

Sherman, Clay & Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Shurtleff

Richard O. Simon

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Simonds

Mrs. Norman J. Sinclair

Paul A. Sinsheimer

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sinton

Genevieve Six

Howard K. Skinner

Edith Slack

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Sloss

Mrs. Louis Sloss

Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Small

Mr. and Mrs. DeLancey C. Smith

Ferdinand C. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boarman Smith

Mrs. Rosemarie V. Snell

Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Snodgrass

Mr. and Mrs. G. Willard Somers
Mrs. Muriel McKevitt Sonne

Dr. Ralph Soto-Hall

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Spelman

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Squier

Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Stanford

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Stark

G. A. Starkweather

Mrs. Shorb Steele

Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Stein

Mrs. Charles W. Steines

Gynne R. Stern

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. A. Stern

Mrs. Sigmund Stern

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Stickney

Enoch J. Stolla

Frank D. Stout

Benka Dunlop Strickler

Dr. and Mrs. John P. Strickler

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kincade Stuart

Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Sultan

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Orrell Summers

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sutro

Oscar Sutro, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sutter

Mrs. Effingham B. Sutton

Benjamin H. Swig

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Allen Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Ternquist

Mr. and Mrs. George Stevenson Terrill

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Thomas

A. R. Thomson, Jr.

Harrison Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Tilton

Mr. and Mrs. Cyril R. Tobin

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Tognazzini

Mrs. Nion Tucker

Mr. and Mrs. Burton B. Turner

Dr. and Mrs. John R. Upton

Mrs. Emma Domb Vidgor

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Volkmann

Johanna M. Volkmann

Dr. E. P. M. von Gehren

Mr. and Mrs. H. von Hafften

Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Walcott, Jr.

Mrs. Willis Walker

Dr. D. G. Wallace

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Howard Walter

Whitney Warren

Honorable and Mrs. Carl C. Weber

Mrs. Theodore J. Weissich

Dr. and Mrs. Henry M. Wegrauch

Mrs. L. C. Whitaker

Mr. and Mrs. George B. White

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wiel

Mr. and Mrs. George Wihr

Brayton Wilbur

Al Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Williams

Florence A. Williams

Kermit L. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Jean Witter

Mr. and Mrs. Y. C. Woo

A. G. Wood

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Woods

Mrs. Theodore Wores

Mr. and Mrs. J. Perry Yates

Lloyd E. Yoder

Mrs. V. Zaruba

Harold L. Zellerbach

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Zellerbach

James D. Zellerbach, Jr.

Mrs. John G. Ziel

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar T. Zook

 

 

 

 

Famous First

 

San Francisco made its musical debut in 1852 at the concert of Elisa Biscaccianti. First great singer to venture into the rugged frontier city, this petite, dark-eyed girl with the beautiful coloratura voice was received enthusiastically by her audience and affectionately renamed the “American Thrush.” And starting from that first performance over a century ago, San Francisco has become a cultural center, attracting the musical greats of the world to its concert halls and opera house.

 

In 1870, eighteen years after the “American Thrush” first sang here, Crocker First National Bank was founded – the first and oldest national bank in California.

 

 

 

A CONTRIBUTION BY MEMBER STORES OF THE RETAIL DRY GOODS

ASSOCIATION

 

City of Paris

The Emporium

Hale Bros. Stores, Inc.

H. Liebes & Co.

Livingston Bros.

Macy's San Francisco

I. Magnin & Co.

Ransohoffs, Inc.

J. Magnin Co., Inc.

Roos Bros.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Schneider Bros. Inc.

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The White House

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO 1954 SEASON

 

Amelio's

American Federation of Musicians, Local No. 6

The Baldwin Piano Company

David Benioff

City Transfer & Storage Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Escobosa

I. Magnin & Co.

Nelly Gaffney

Hancock Bros.

Hotel Sir Francis Drake

Hotel Mark Hopkins

Jenkel Davidson Optical Co.

Palace Hotel Company of San Francisco

Pisani Printing Co.

W. Lansing Rothschild

Sherman, Clay & Co.

Sugar Pine Lumber Co.

Sommer & Kaufmann

Theatrical Stage Employees, Union Local No. 16

A. Wilbur Woodruff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: “Thirty-Second Annual Season San Francisco Opera Association” by San Francisco Opera Association, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, Cal.  September 1954.


© 2011 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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