Scope and Content

Programmes for operas, concerts and recitals with Heather Harper, in the UK and abroad.

Numerous programmes in the collection record Harper's successful career, singing around the world, both in the concert hall and on the operatic stage, up until her retirement in 1991, performing with the world's leading orchestras and conductors and in the major houses, including Bayreuth, Sydney, Glyndebourne and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. There are many programmes for her performances at the Royal Opera House, throughout the 1970s - singing many a lead role in Strauss operas - and up until 1981 when she gave her farewell performance reviving her role as Ellen Orford. There are numerous programmes for Harper’s appearances at the BBC Proms from her first in 1956 up until 1994 when she came out of retirement to sing at the Henry Wood Proms 100th anniversary concerts.

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