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Boston Opera House records
Overview The Boston Opera House (BOH) was the local citadel for lyrical drama for nearly 50 years. It cost Eben D. Jordan $700,000 to build in 1909. Most contemporary singers of note, including Enrico Caruso and Kirsten Flagstad, sang on the Opera House stage. In September 1957, the Boston City Building Department declared the BOH unsafe, and it was sold three weeks later by the Opera Holding Company to the S. & A. Allen Construction Company for $135,000. The Charlestown-based construction company...
Department of Theatre records
Overview The Department of Theatre is part of the College of Arts, Media, and Design and was formerly part of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts. In the mid-1980s, the director of the Department steered it toward productions that would add to Boston's performance culture rather than duplicate what was already being performed. As a result, the department collaborated with a number of innovative local companies, including the Boston Theater of the Deaf, and Northeastern's Silver Masque, a...
- Subject: Theaters X