The François Loup Scores Collection
François Loup (b. 1940) is a Swiss-born bass, actor, director, and was an associate professor at the University of Maryland's School of Music from 1996 to 2011. During a career in opera that has lasted more than half a century, Loup has given more than one hundred performances in major roles at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. The materials in this collection date from 1936 to 1990 and consist of scores Loup used and annotated extensively for his directorial work.
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The François Loup Scores Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/32984
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François Loup, the Swiss-born bass, actor, teacher, and director, has excelled in many roles throughout his long career. He is, however, best known for more than a half century of opera performance. Born in 1940, Loup overcame an early speech impediment to become a highly accomplished singer and performer who gave more than one hundred performances in prominent roles at the Metropolitan Opera of New York between 1992 and 2002. He has performed worldwide, from Santa Fe to Rio de Janeiro to Rouen. From 1996 to 2011, Loup was an associate professor at the University of Maryland's School of Music.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The François Loup Scores Collection covers the period from 1936 to 1990; the bulk of the materials date from 1960 to 1975. The collection consists of both complete and staging scores from the collection of François Loup, a former associate professor of voice at the University of Maryland.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
Gift of François Loup, July 2015.
Processed by Wendy Bargstadt and John Davis, July 2015
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by John Davis, October 2015
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is organized into one series:
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Scores, 1936-1990, undated (1.00 linear foot)
This series contains scores Loup used and annotated extensively for his directorial work.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Bizet, Georges. Le Docteur Miracle. Libretto by Léon Battu and Ludovic Halèvy. Translated by Rollo H. Myers and Frederick Goldbeck. Paris: Editions Françaises de Musique, 1975. (2 items - 1 complete score and 1 staging score)||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|Chopin, Frédéric. Scherzos und Fantasie. Leipzig: C. F. Peters, n.d.||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Donizetti, Gaetano. The Elixir of Love. Libretto by Felice Romani. Translated by Paul Csonka and Ariane Theslöf. New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, 1968. (2 items - 1 complete score and 1 staging score)||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Donizetti, Gaetano. Lucia di Lammermoor. Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. Edited by Mario Parenti. Milan: G. Ricordi, 1960. (2 items - 1 complete score and 1 staging score)||series 1||box 1||folder 4|
|Miller, Luisa. Verdi. New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|Monteverdi, Claudio. Vespers. Edited by Clifford Bartlett. Redcroft: King's Music, 1990.||series 1||box 2||folder 2|
|Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Entführung aus dem Serail. Libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner. Adapted by Gottlieb Stephanie. Frankfurt: C. F. Peters, 1936.||series 1||box 2||folder 3|
|Verdi, Giuseppe. Un ballo in maschera. Libretto by Antonio Somma. Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d.||series 1||box 2||folder 4|
Leon Major Papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.
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- Loup, François