Lindsay, Mary, 1978 February 14, 1979 November 27
Scope and Contents
Opera singer Mary Lindsay delivered 2 lectures. She spoke 1st on 2/14/1978 (2015-0002/RR216) and again on 11/27/1979 (2015-0002/RR217).
RR 216 lecture: Hale Smith introduces operatic soprano Mary Lindsay. Ms. Lindsay references her own experiences as a Black woman in the field of concert and operatic music, as well as presenting a more general picture of the story of Black performing artists in America. aRR 217 lecture: Hale Smith introduces operatic soprano Mary Lindsay. Ms. Lindsay provides a few opening remarks and then performs two pieces from her repetoire, accompanied by Carola Torkelson.
RR 257 (with Eugene Redmond) lecture: Hale Smith introduces Eugene Redmond and Mary Lindsay. Mr. Redmond provides some personal background before moving on to discuss the importance of the phase "What's Happening?" Ms. Lindsay discussed prima donnas.
- Creation: 1978 February 14, 1979 November 27
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Biographical / Historical
Mary Lindsay is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and received her Masters in music from Michigan State University. She was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to continue her studies in Munich, Salzburg and Milan, where she resided at the time of this recording. Well-known in European opera circles, there is little biographical information on Ms. Lindsey available.
[Information from recording.]
3 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings ) : RR 216 1 reel, Side A-1:04:08, Side B-0:15:17:59; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. The recordings were combined for ease of listening. The combined run time of the digital recording is 1:19:21. RR 217 1 reel, 1:16:46; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 257 (with Eugene Redmond) 1 reel, 1:21:29; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English