Opera Manuscripts by Jonathan Elkus
Scope and Contents
This collection is organized into five series, including two on his manuscripts and three on “The Mandarin”.
- Elkus, Jonathan (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Jonathan Elkus, composer, teacher, and bassoonist, was born in San Francisco, Ca., in 1931. He served on the faculty of music at Lehigh University from 1957 to 1973.
2 Linear Feet (Four boxes)
Language of Materials
Manuscripts and related documents for three operas by Elkus: Medea (1965), Helen in Egypt (1970), and The Mandarin (1967). For Helen in Egypt, includes programs and reviews, correspondence with librettist Jere Knight, and Knight's resume. For The Mandarin, includes synopsis and programs, and librettos by Richard Franko Goldman.
Materials are arranged by title of opera.
- Opera Manuscripts by Jonathan Elkus
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