More Highlights for Opera
Excavation for WRAL Opera Auditorium
Work underway for constrcution of auditorium dedicated to opera performances. Photo taken June 18, 1965.
Elon College Honors Mr. A.J. Fletcher 1987
Elon College, located in Elon, North Carolina near Burlington, honored the legacy of Mr. A.J. Fletcher (1987- 1979) on the 100th anniversary on his birth. This video, produced in 1987, features Mr. Robert Anderson who was the assistant to the president of Elon College.
Anderson presents a biography of Fletcher with emphasis on the impact he had on the community of fine arts, specifically in regards to opera.
Included in this video presentation is David Witherspoon who worked at the Fletcher Foundation. Frank Fletcher, one of AJ’s three sons, shares memories of his father.
The video was viewed by an audience prior to a performance by the Elon College community orchestra.
*Elon College is now Elon University.
Opera auditorium excavation 1965
Construction begins on opera hall at WRAL-TV.
The National Opera Company performs Granada
This vintage video is from the 1964-65 performance season of The National Opera Company. Enjoy listening to Perry Price sing “Granada.” “Granada” is a song written in 1932 by Mexican composer Agustín Lara. The song is about the Spanish city of Granada and has become a “standard” in music repertoire.
National Opera Company Deh Vieni Marriage of Figaro Mary Taylor
This vintage video is from the 1964-65 performance season of the National Opera Company. Enjoy listening to Mary Ruth Taylor sing Deh Vienia from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.