Austin Lyric Opera Program and Poster Collection
An Inventory of the Collection
The Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) was founded in 1986 by Joseph McClain and the late Dr. Walter Ducloux, who envisioned it as a dynamic company that would enrich, entertain, and educate the community. The founding production was Mozart's The Magic Flute which opened in January of 1987 at the University of Texas Performing Art Center. In 2000 the ALO moved into the Mary Ann Heller Opera Center which houses rehearsal halls, administrative offices, the box office as well as Armstrong Community Music School, the first ever to be established by an opera company and one of the first in Texas. In 2008 the Long Center for the Performing Arts became the permanent performance home for the ALO.
The collection included programs, event flyers and posters for the Austin Lyric Opera from the founding performance in 1987 to current day. Also included are event flyers for special events hosted by ALO such as the Opera Ball and Divas, Dinners and Diversions.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
The programs in this collection come from a variety of donors and are compiled into this collection
Austin Lyric Opera Program Collection (AR.1998.012). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: multiple donors including DO/1966/030, DO/2003/025, DO/1982/057, DO/2005/019
Donation Date: multiple
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2011. Additional materials added by Roger Simon in 2013.
It is anticipated that programs and posters will be added to the collection on a regular basis.
Detailed Description of the Collection