Collection CHC5244 - Blanca Varela Papers

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Blanca Varela Papers


  • 1970-2007 (Creation)


4 Boxes

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The papers document professional activities of Blanca Varela in capacity of a soprano.  Her vocal range from mezzosoprano to soprano coloratura allowed her to sing parts for various operas, operettas and zarzuelas Cubanas.  The materials consist of theatre programs from her performances in operas, operettas and zarzuelas mostly in the Dade County Auditorium.  The collection also includes copies of photographs representing theatre performances with Blanca Varela singing in operas, operettas and zarzuelas for Teatro Nacional in Havana and for Cuban TV.  Moreover, the collection includes published scores with Varela's notes on them, manuscripts of musical scores, manuscripts of poems, L'Elisir D'Amore with annotations, newspaper clippings, a list of her recordings , a booklet describing her biography, and one letter.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • Spanish

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Gift of Blanca Varela, 2010.

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