1890-2008, English, Unpublished edition: Papers of Moffatt Oxenbould and Graeme Ewer, [manuscript]. Oxenbould, Moffatt, 1943-

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Physical Description
  • 12.75 m. (20 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 54 items + 1 packet + 1 oversize carton.
Published
  • [1890-2008]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Papers of Moffatt Oxenbould and Graeme Ewer, 1890-2008.
Creator
  • Oxenbould, Moffatt, 1943-
Other Creators
  • Ewer, Graeme.
  • Downes, Edward.
Published
  • [1890-2008]
Medium
  • [manuscript]
Physical Description
  • 12.75 m. (20 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 54 items + 1 packet + 1 oversize carton.
Subjects
Time Period
  • 1890-2008
Summary
  • MS Acc09.020 comprises original opera set and costume designs, papers relating to Carlo Felice Cillario, opera and concert conductor (died 2007), posters and playbills, Nellie Stewart memorabilia, papers relating to the production of the opera Voss, and artwork and memorabilia (54 items).
  • The Acc09.101 instalment includes photographs of Joan Sutherland, printed Edwardian postcards, photographs, realia, original artworks, correspondence, and printed works relating to Joan Hammond, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin and Kenneth Rowell (5 boxes, 1 oversize carton).
  • The Acc09.136 instalment comprises seven audio cassette tapes recording communication and instructions between Sir Edward Downes while musical director of the Australian Opera, and Moffatt Oxenbould, sent from London to Sydney between 1973 and 1975 (1 packet).
  • The Acc09.200 instalment includes papers relating to Moffatt Oxenbould's career, including scrapbooks and documents from Oxenbould's schooling and early career; opera photographs; correspondence between Oxenbould and his parents; operatic production notes, audition notes, cast lists, meeting notes and minutes, Australian Opera official correspondence; documents for Oxenbould's 1965 departure to England including letters of introduction, letters of appointment; news clippings including production reviews and feature articles; correspondence with singers, conductors, colleagues, and Australian Opera executives; appointments diaries and journals; Elizabethan Opera Trust and Australian Opera ephemera including newsletters, playbills, programs, yearbooks and season brochures; custom-made farewell card, clippings, letters, photographs and tributes from Oxenbould's retirement from Opera Australia in 2000 (15 boxes, 1 fol. box).
Biography
  • Opera director. Moffatt Benjamin Oxenbould was born in Sydney in 1943, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1962. Oxenbould was artistic director of Opera Australia from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He has maintained his association with opera since retirement, still directing with Opera Australia and also with Houston Grand Opera. In 1985 he was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for service to opera. In 2005 Oxenbould published his memoir Timing is everything: a life backstage at the opera, describing his 40 years in opera in Australia.
  • Opera singer. Graeme Ewer was born in Melbourne and joined the Australian Opera in 1967 where his roles covered the entire character tenor repertoire.
Notes
  • Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.020, MS Acc09.101, MS Acc09.136, MS Acc09.200.
  • Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Moffatt Oxenbould.
  • Moffatt Oxenbould interviewed by James Murdoch Located at National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4658.
  • Moffatt Oxenbould interviewed by James Waites Located at National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5591.
  • Selected items exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 16 September 2013 - 2 February 2014
  • Selected items exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 6 May 2013 - 15 September 2013
Access Conditions
  • Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan.
Terms of Use
  • Copying of Moffatt Oxenbould's and Graeme Ewer's copyright material permitted for research purposes.
Language
  • English
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