Scrap book

Scope and Content

Including items relating to the following operas;

The Bartered Bride, Faust and Cosi Fan Tutte

The scrapbook includes press cuttings and newspaper articles regarding Joan Cross in operas at Sadler's Wells, including an article for Faust and Cosi Fan Tutte from The Bystander in 1939.

Also includes production photographs for unknown productions, as well as photographs of Joan Cross with Anne Pollack from 1945.

Peter Grimes

Newspaper articles featuring Britten, Pears as Peter Grimes and Joan Cross as Ellen Orford. There are also newspaper reviews, including an article written by Tyrone Guthrie.

Includes photographs of Joan Cross, with Britten and Pears, on holiday in Zurich, as well as programmes for European performances of Grimes in Zurich in 1946. There are telegrams of good luck from Lawrance Collingwood, Con and Eric Morgan and many more. Includes production photographs of Peter Grimes. Some of the photographs have been autographed.

Tristan and Isolde and The Rosenkavalier

Rehearsal and production photographs, and photographs of the cast at Dartington Hall.

There are a number of loose letters, telegrams and press cuttings inserted in the pages towards the back of the book.

Access Information


This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader's Undertaking form.