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Blanca Varela Papers, 1970-2007 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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ID: CHC5244

Creator: Varela, Blanca

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/10/2010

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Programs (documents)

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers document professional activities of Blanca Varela in capacity of a soprano.  Her vocal range from mezzosoprano to soprano coloratura allowed her to sing parts for various operas, operettas and zarzuelas Cubanas.  The materials consist of theatre programs from her performances in operas, operettas and zarzuelas mostly in the Dade County Auditorium.  The collection also includes copies of photographs representing theatre performances with Blanca Varela singing in operas, operettas and zarzuelas for Teatro Nacional in Havana and for Cuban TV.  Moreover, the collection includes published scores with Varela's notes on them, manuscripts of musical scores, manuscripts of poems, L'Elisir D'Amore with annotations, newspaper clippings, a list of her recordings , a booklet describing her biography, and one letter.

Subject/Index Terms

Opera - Cuba - Havana
Sopranos (Singers) - Cuba

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Blanca Varela, 2010.

Preferred Citation: Blanca Varela Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level  record created by Beata Bergen, April 2010.

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