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Professor James Gladstone Cornell Theatre Programme Collection
Music, Opera, Theatre and Ballet 1927-1961

MSS 792 T3743.C


Biographical Note

James Cornell was appointed to The University of Adelaide in 1938 as lecturer-in-charge of French and became, in 1944, the University's first Professor of French Language and Literature, a position he held until his retirement in 1969. He was decorated by the French Government in 1955 with the award of the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur for his weekly broadcasts in French throughout the war to the French-speaking communities in the Pacific, and in 1984 was awarded the Commandeur des Palmes Académiques for his distinguished contribution to the teaching of French and dissemination of French culture within South Australia.

In addition to the music, opera, theatre, concert and ballet programmes listed below, Rare Books & Special Collections also houses the Cornell Collection of books.  This reflects his particular interest in French language and literature until 1600 and includes numerous editions of medieval romances and poetry, as well as the works of Villon and influential French Renaissance writers Rabelais and Montaigne. It also encompasses the works of later writers on the French decadents and symbolists, as well as publications issued clandestinely in France during the second World War. Many of the books have been extensively annotated by Professor Cornell and reflect his wide reading and close textual analysis.

Professor Cornell's manuscripts have also been deposited with Special Collections.

Contents Listing

Event / date / venue / major contributors

Series 1: France

1. Opera – Puccini – Madam Butterfly –
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique - April 5, 1929
Marguerite Soyer, M Legrand, conductor M Cohen

2. Opera – Bizet - Carmen –
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique - March 25, 1929
Rose Pocidalo, Olympe Garcia, Maurice Oger, conductor Maurice Frigara

3. Opera – Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande –
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique - June 25, 1929
Mlle Hallie-Stiles, M. Hector Dufranne, M Bourdin, conductor M Fourestier

4. Opera – Charpentier – Louise –
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique - March 22, 1929
Maguy Gondy, conductor Maurice Frigara

5. Opera – Delibes – Lakmé –
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique - March 24, 1929
Flore George, M Claudel, conductor Georges Lauweryns

6. Opera – Gluck – Orpheus–
Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique – April 2, 1929
M. Rogatchewsky, Jeanne Guyla, Nini Roussel, conductor Maurice Frigara

7. Opera – Gounod – Faust
Académie nationale de musique et de danse - – November 5, 1927
M. Nespoulous, Yvonne Gervais, conductor Henri Busser

8. Opera – Verdi – La Traviata–
Some pages and photos have been removed from copy 2
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – March 16, 1928
Fanny Heldy, Charlotte Tirard, conductor Henri Busser – 2 copies

9. Opera – Massenet – Thaïs–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – October 28, 1928
Martha Nespoulous, Aimee Mortimer, conductor Gabriel Grovlez

10. Opera – Gounod – Romeo and Juliet–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – July 1, 1929
Eidé Noréna, Yvonne Gervais, conductor François Ruhlmann

11. Opera – Mussorgsky – Boris Godounov–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – June 22, 1929
M Vanni-Marcoux, Jane Cros, Germaine Cossini, conductor Philippe Gaubert

12. Opera – Wagner – Lohengrin–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – June 30, 1929
Mireille Berthon, Marcelle Mahieu, M Franz, conductor François Ruhlmann

13. Opera – Gluck – Alceste–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – March 27, 1929
Germaine Lubin, conductor François Ruhlmann

14. Opera – Mozart – The Magic Flute–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – March 18, 1929
Marcelle Stach, Lotte Schone, Jane Laval, conductor François Ruhlmann

15. Opera – Verdi– Rigoletto–
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – June 17, 1929
John Brownlee, conductor François Ruhlmann

16. Opera – Richard Strauss– Le Chevalier à la Rose
Académie nationale de musique et de danse – April 6, 1929
Charlotte Tirard, Germaine Lubin, conductor Philippe Gaubert

17. Theatre – Le Théatre Universitaire
Program of lectures 1927-28
M Paul Oettly, Fanny Robiane

18. Theatre – Folies Bergère
1928 season

19. Cirque d’Hiver
March 31, 1929
Les Frattelinni

20.Cabaret - Les Noctambules
March 29, 1929
Martial Boyer

21. Musical – Rose-Marie
Théâtre Mogador
March 29, 1929
Geo Bury, Jean Roberts

22. Theatre – Bernard Shaw - Jeanne d’Arc
Le Théâtre des Arts
1928-9
Ludmilla Pitoëff, Georges Pitoëff,

23. Theatre – Girard: C’était pour moi, Aragny: Le Poignard Malais, Machard: Les Oreillons,
Foleÿ: Les Nuits du Bagne, Maurey: La Délaissée
Théâtre du Grand Guignol
1928
Jack Jouvin

24. Theatre – Rostand: Napoleon IV
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
1929
Vera Sergine

25. Theatre – Molière: Le Malade Imaginaire, Marivaux: Les Fausses Confidences
Théâtre National Populaire
23.2.1928
M Firmin Gémier

26. Music Hall – Revue: Paris aux Etoiles
Moulin-Rouge Music Hall
23.2.1928
Jane Aubert, Les Albertina Rasch Girls

27. Theatre – Henry Bernstein: Mélo
Théâtre du Gymnase
1929
Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Pierre Blanchair

28. Theatre – Sardou and Moreau: Madame Sans-Gêne
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
4.4.1929
Maurice Lehmann, Marie Leconte, M Drain

29. Opera – Puccini: Tosca
Opera Municipal de Nice
29.12.1928
Victoria Fer

30. Opera – Ganne: Les Saltimbanques
Casino de la Jetée
29.12.1928
René Rod, Mary Drossaert, Marguarite Bayle

31. Concert – Les Cosaques du Don
Directed by Serge Jaroff
Salle Pleyel16.3.1929
Works by Gretchaninov, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov

32. Concert – Les Cosaques du Don
Directed by Serge Jaroff and Serge Rachmaninov
Salle Pleyel
23.3.1928

33. Opera – Ernst Kreneck: Jonny mène la Danse
Théatre des Champs-Élysées
18-30.6.1928
Directed by D-E Inghelbrecht
M Jefferson Cohn, Cœcilia Navarre, Fernand Francell

34. Theatre –Molière: Les Femmes Savantes and Marivaux: Le Jeu de l’Amour et du Hasard
La Comédie-Française
27.6.1929
Berthe Cerny, M Granval,

35. Theatre –D’Alphonse Daudet and Adolphe Belot: Sapho
La Comédie-Française
7.4.1929
M Siblot, Mme Dussane

36. Concert – Stravinsky: Octet for wind instruments, Serenade in A, Piano Sonata, The Soldier’s Tale
Presented by the Société Philharmonique de Paris
Salle Pleyel
5.5.1929
Igor Stravinsky, M Jacques Copeau

37. Revue: Le Lux de Paris
Palace Music-Hall
Date unknown
Oscar Dufrenne, Henri Varna, Raquel Meller, La Nikolska

38. Theatre – Robins Millar: Thunder in the Air, Arnold Bennet: The Return Journey, Bernard Shaw: Mrs Warren’s Profession and Pygmalion, Sacha Guitry: Desiré, SN Behrman: The Second Man, Ernest Enderline: Skin Deep, Edgar Middleton: Potiphar’sWife, Noel Coward: This was a Man, John van Druten: Young Woodley
Théatre Albert
Date: 1929?
The English Players
Edward Stirling, Frank Reynolds

39. Theatre: Max Hardy: Sait-on Jamais?, Lorde and Marchès: L’homme de la nuit, Roland Dreyfus: Le Passé d’Aurélie, Adriel: La Prison du Vice, Duvernois: Nounouche
Théatre du Grand Guignol
Date unknown
C Choisy, J Jouvin

40. Theatre: D’Edmond Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac
Théatre Sarah-Bernhardt
Date : 1928-1929
Edmond Rostand, Pierre Fresnay, Yolande Laffon.

41. Opera: Rossini: Le Barbier de Séville
Presented by Teatro di Torini
Théatre des Champs-Élysées
June 8-16.1929
Tullio Serafin, Carlo Scattola

42. Recital: Jan Kubelik, violin, Emile Hájek. piano
Théatre National de L’Opéra
Works by Kubelik, JS Bach, Paganini
November 8, 1927

43. Ballet: Stravinsky: Pétrouchka, and Apollon-Musagète, Sauget: La Chatte, Liadow: Baba-Yaga
Théatre Sarah-Bernhardt
Works by Kubelik, JS Bach, Paganini
June 11, 1929

44. Dance: Clotilde and Alexander Sakharoff
Théatre des Champs-Élysées
November 18 and 25, 1928

45. Tragicomedy: Corneille, Le Cid and Molière, Les Précieuses Ridicules
Théâtre National de l'Odéon.
December 3, 1928

46. Theatre: Dumas, La Dame aux Camélias
Théâtre National de l'Odéon.
October 25, 1927

47. Theatre: Daudet, L’Arlésienne
Music: Bizet
Théâtre National de l'Odéon.
October 25, 1927

48. Theatre: Racine: Bajazet and Regnard: Les Folies Amoureuses
Théâtre National de l'Odéon.
April 8, 1929

49. Theatre: Cadou, L’Oiseau Bleu
Théâtre National de l'Odéon.
March 25, 1928

50. Musical Comedy: Guitry, Mariette
Music: Oscar Straus
Théâtre Edouard VII.
March 20, 1929

51. Theatre: Lenormand, Mixture
Théâtre des Mathurins
1927-1928 season

52. Theatre: Anton Tchékov, La Cerisaie
Odeon
March 10, 1960
Madeleine Renaud, André Brunot

53. Journal: Cahiers, 1954, 1960
Anton Tchékov and La Cerisaie
Madeleine Renaud, André Brunot

54. Theatre: Samuel Beckett, En Attendant Godot
Odeon
1961
Etienne Bierry, Jean-Jacques Bourgois

55. Theatre: Victor Hugo, Ruy Blas
La Salle de la Comédie-Française
March 17, 1961
M Yonnel, Paul-Emile Deiber, Claude Winter.

56. Theatre: Montherlant: Le Cardinal d’Espagne
La Salle de la Comédie-Française
October 4, 1961
André Falcon, Andrée de Chauveron.

57. Theatre: Corneille and Molière, Psyché and Racine: Mithridate
La Salle de la Comédie-Française
March 2, 1961
M Yonnel, Claude Winter

58. Theatre: Paul Claudel: L’Annonce Faite à Marie
Le Théatre de L’Oeuvre
1961
Danièle Delorme, Michel Etcheverry, Loleh Bellon.

59. Theatre: Jean Anouilh: Becket
Le Théatre Montparnasse
March 10, 1961
Jacques Dannoville, Bruno Cremer,

60. Theatre: Marcel Aymé: Clérambard
La Comédie des Champs-Élysées
1961
Marcel Hainia, Léonce Corne.

61. Theatre: Jean Anouilh: La Grotte
Le Théatre Montparnasse
October 17, 1961
Lia Kedrova, Jean le Poulain, Huguette Hui

62. Theatre: Molière, George Dandin and Le Médecin Malgré Lui
Théatre du Palais Royal
March 14, 1961
Jean Richard, Marguerite Pierry, Jacques-Henri Duval, Marie Daems.

63. Theatre: Molière, Les Femmes Savantes
Le Théatre des Bouffes-Parisiens
March 16, 1961
Jacques Charon, Jacqueline Maillan, Raymond Gerome, Judith Magre.

64. Theatre: Jean Anouilh: Le Tartuffe de Molière and Le Songe du Critique
La Comédie des Champs-Élysées
April 24, 1961
Claude Sainval, François Périer, Nicole Lançon, Denise Benoit

65. Theatre: Paul Claudel: Le Père Humilié
Festival d’art Dramatique de Saint-Séverin
June 16, 1961

66. Theatre: Jean-Jacques Vital – Arthur Lesser: Vive De…
L’Européen
March 16, 1961
Robert Rocca, Jacques Grello, Pierre Tchernia

67. Theatre: Victor Hugo: Mille Francs de Récompense
Théatre de L’Ambigu
March 14, 1961
Hubert Gignoux, Jeanne Girard

68. Theatre: Eugène Ionesco: Les Chaises and Jacques ou la Soumission
Studio des Champs-Élysées
March 16, 1961
Tsilla Chelton, Jacques Mauclair, Paul Crauchet

69. Opera: Rossini: Le Barbier de Séville
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
June 9, 1951
Raymond Amade, Mlle Turba-Rabier, Willy Clement.

70. Opera: Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
May 4, 1951
Jacques Jansen, Irène Joachim, Madeleine Mathieu.

71. Opera: Bizet: Carmen
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
April 29, 1951
Agnès Disney, Michel Roux, Martha Angelici

72. Opera: Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
August 20, 1951
M Huc-Santana, Marisa Ferrer, René Verdiere

73. Opera: Gounod: Faust
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
March 11, 1951
Jacqueline Brumaire, Raphael Romagnoni, Roger Rico

74. Opera: Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Théatre National de l’Opéra Comique
June 9, 1951
Suzanne Juyol, Georges Jouatte, M Huc-Santana.

75. Theatre: Jean Anouilh: Colombe
Théatre de L’Atelier
1951
Danièle Delorme, Yves Robert, Marie Venturs

76. Theatre: Michel Philippot: Survivre (Un épisode de la vie de Charlotte Brontë)
Théatre des Noctambules
1951
Ludmilla Pitoeff, Alice Reichen.

77. Theatre: Alfred de Musset: Un Caprice and Anouilh: Ardèle ou La Marguerite
Comédie des Champs-Élysées
1951
Françoise Christophe, Roland Pietri, Héléna Manson

78. Theatre: Alfred de Musset: Il ne faut jurer de Rien and Racine: Les Plaideurs
Théatre National du Palais de Chaillot
1951
Marcelle Brou, André Varennes, Jean Cabanis, Louis Breze.

79. Theatre: Gabriel Marcel: Rome n’est pus dan Rome
Le Théatre Hébertot
1951
Marguerite Cavadaski, Jean Deschamps, Robert Decombe

80. Theatre: Jacques Deval: Ce Soir à Samarcande
Théatre de la Renaissance
1951
Catherine Alba, Jean Gautrat, Claude Peran.

81. Theatre: Sophocles: Antigone and Molière: Scanarelle ou Le Cocu Imaginaire
Comédie Française
June 20, 1951
M Yonel, Gisèle Casadesus, Julien Bertheau

82. Theatre: Racine: Phèdre and JM Barrie: £12
Comédie Française
June 13, 1951
Jean Chevrier, Marie Bell, Jean Davy, André Falcon

83. Theatre: Molière: Le Médecin Malgré Lui and Les Femmes Savantes
Comédie Française
March 1, 1951
Jacques Charon, Louise Conte, Robert Manuel

84. Theatre: Tristan Bernard: L’Anglais tel qu’on le Parle and Molière: L’Avare
Comédie Française
April 15, 1951
Jacques Charon, Micheline Boudet, Michel Vadet.

85. Theatre: Alfred de Musset: Un Caprice and Racine: Andromaque
Comédie Française
June 28, 1951
Jean Davy, Vera Korene, Mony Dalmès

86. Theatre: Molière: L’École des Femmes
Comédie Française
June 28, 1951
Jean Davy, Vera Korene, Mony Dalmès

87. Theatre: Jean-Paul Sartre – Le Diable et le Bon Dieu
Théatre Antoine
June 24, 1951
Louis Jouvet, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casarès

88. Theatre: Eugène Ionesco – La Cantatrice Chauve and La Leçon
Théatre de la Huchette
June 24, 1951
Nicolas Baitaille, Rosette Zuccheli, Roger Jacquet

89. Theatre: Victor Hugo – Ruy Blas
Comédie Française
March 17, 1961
Constant Coquelin, Sarah Bernhardt

90. Theatre: François Mauriac - Asmodée
Le Club Français de l’Université, Adelaide
September 1-2, 1961
Caroline Kluht, Nicholas Szorenyi

91. Concert: Schumann, Enesco, Franck - Violin Sonatas
Hepzibah and Yehudi Menuhin
September 1-2, 1961
Salle Pleyel

92. Le Vray Mistère de la Passion
Le Vrai Théatre
June-July, 1951

93. Chansons & Danses Populaires d’Espagne
L’Association Française d’Action Artistique
6-12 April, 1951

94. Théatre Antique d’Orange – Official Program
Dance: Antoine and Cleopatra, Choreographed Concert and Racine: Andromaque, Concert – works by Berlioz and Wagner and Ballet – Swan Lake and Don Quixote, Opera Gluck: Orpheus
28-31 July, 1951

95. Opera: Gluck Orpheus
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureuz - Tzipine
June 5, 1951
Janine Solane, Geneviève Lero-Thiébaut, Anne Gauthier, Annie Tricard

96. Theatre: Jean Anouilh – La Répétition
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureuz - Tzipine
Théatre Marigny
1961
Janine Solane, Geneviève Lero-Thiébaut, Anne Gauthier, Annie Tricard

97. Theatre: Jean Anouilh – La Répétition
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureuz - Tzipine
Théatre Marigny
1961
Janine Solane, Geneviève Lero-Thiébaut, Anne Gauthier, Annie Tricard

97 . Concert – Pierre Fournier, cello and Ernest Lush, piano
Works by JS Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Honegger, Fauré and Francoeur
Théatre des Champs-Élysées
May 9. 1951

98. Concert – Robert Casadesus, piano
Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel
Théatre des Champs-Élysées
May 3 1951

 

 

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