• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1111 CRS/17
  • Dates of Creation
      circa 1900-1993
  • Physical Description
      8 boxes

Scope and Content

An extensive collection of photographs of Cross throughout her life and of her colleagues, friends and family. There are portraits of Cross, many of her in costume, and portraits of colleagues, including Vic-Wells Opera Company and Sadler's Wells Opera Company colleagues from the 1930s and 1940s. There are production photographs of operas in which Cross performed and also operas she directed. There are photographs of colleagues involved in the production of The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne in 1946, Albert Herring at Glyndebourne in 1947 and the 1954 Aldeburgh Festival.

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.

Related Material

Production photographs for Cross's operas are in her production scrapbooks, under RefNo CRS/8.