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The Barber of Seville Programme

Performers: Sadler's Wells Orchestra, Sadler's Wells Chorus, Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet Cast: Bernard Turgeon, Kevin Miller, John Heddle Nash, Patricia Kern, Eric Shilling, Rita Hunter, William Booth, Stanley Clarkson, Gwilym Jones...

From Mr On, Stroud, Glos.

Congratulates her on her recent performance at Sadlers Wells, but regrets that the opera verged on the 'indelicate'. Hopes Miss Harwood can next turn her attention to something a little more uplifting.

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From Elsie Thurston, Bramhall, Cheshire

Thanks for Elizabeth's letter and card from Belgium; congratulations on being awarded the Verdi prize; glad that she is feeling better and has recovered from jaundice; hopes to see her in 'Rigoletto'; a pity that Sadlers [Wells Thea...

Thurston, Elsie Mildred (c.1891-1988), singer

From Ava and David June, Ladbroke Gardens, London

Thanking Harwood for a picture she has sent June. June then asks what Harwood thinks of 'the new masters of the Wells' and comments that 'Die Fledermaus' is going well and June hopes to see Harwood at the performance.

Wiggins, Ava June (1931-2013), mezzo, soprano

From Lucie Manen, Tyrol

Congratulates Harwood on recieving lots of singing offers, especially those from [Sadlers] Wells and the Scottish [National Opera] which Manen discusses. Gives personal news.

Income and expenditure statements and other papers

Includes a note from Sadlers Wells Theatre re Elizabeth's total earnings for the year 1962-1963; Ibbs & Tillett note re her total fees for the same period; and a copy of the income and expenditure account for the year.

Contracts and other papers

The majority of these papers concern arrangements between Ibbs & Tillett and Elizabeth. Other contracts include Glyndebourne Opera, the BBC, the Decca Record Company, and Sadlers Wells Opera. Correspondence is also included, for example a le...

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