06/032 Guide to the Dennis Wakeling Collection Wakeling Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Dennis Wakeling Collection 1884/1990 Music Library Overview of the Collection Dennis Wakeling Collection 1884-1990 06/032 Wakeling, Dennis, 1939-1992 6.00 English German Italian French Russian Music Library Biographical Information:

Dennis Webster Gilmour Wakeling was born in Los Angeles on July 22, 1939. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California, studying with Walter Ducloux. He also attended Bayreuth Festival masterclasses, where he studied with Wieland Wagner, Wolfgang Wagner, and Walter Felsenstein. He served in the U.S. Army, and directed the Frankfurt Playhouse in 1966 and 1967.

Wakeling twice served as the director of the opera theater at Northern Arizona University, working in between in the opera theater department of the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of what is now the University of North Texas in 1981, serving as opera director along with Jeannine Crader until 1991. Wakeling was fluent in Russian, French, Italian, and German, and was a member of the Central Opera Service, the National Opera Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Wakeling died in Denton on May 13, 1992.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six boxes, which primarily contain Wakeling's translations of libretti in multiple languages, most often written in music scores or copies of them. Also present are materials from collaboration with other scholars and artists, stage sketches, and ephemera.

Detailed List of Contents id29917 1 280065 id29918 1 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio 1962 Scope and Contents

3 copies. Pages cropped, information cut off. Translation written above throughout.

id29919 1 Bizet, Georges: Le Docteur Miracle undated Scope and Contents

Editions Françaises de Musique, Paris. Photocopy. Annotated for performance.

id29920 1 Borodin / Wakeling: Prince Igor - English translation Scope and Contents

2 copies. Second copy includes Basic Guide to Russian Pronunciation

id29921 1 Donizetti, Gaetano: Rita Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi & Co. / NY. 2 copies. First copy annotated for performance.

id29922 1 Fender, Richard W., Jr.: The Seed 1884 Scope and Contents

Annotated for performance. Piano part notated in pencil pp. 21-end

id29923 1 Gozzi, Carlo, Ernesto Masi: Le Fiabe di Carlo Gozzi 1965 Scope and Contents

Nicola Zanichelli / Bologna. Photocopy.

id29924 1 Greenberg, Noah, and William Smoldon, eds.: The Play of Herod Scope and Contents

Oxford University Press / NY. Original. Translation written above in pencil throughout.

id29925 1 Herbolsheimer, B.H.: Aria da capo Scope and Contents

Application copy enclosed for National Opera Association New Opera Competition, using Edna St. Vincent Millay's Aria da Capo, submitted in 1984

id29926 1 Menotti, Gian Carlo: The Hero Scope and Contents

G. Schirmer / NY / 48378. Schirmer title page, but photocopy of manuscript.

id29927 1 Menotti, Gian Carlo: The Hero 1981
id29928 2 280064 id29929 2 Monteverdi, Claudio: L'incoronazione di Poppea 1966 Scope and Contents

Faber Music Ltd. / London. Original. Translation written above in ink throughout.

id29930 2 Monteverdi, Claudio: Prologue for L'incoronazione di Poppea - translated Scope and Contents

Page info (plate, etc.) cut off, several ditto pages.

id29931 2 Monteverdi-Orff: Ariadne's Lament 1941 Scope and Contents

B. Schott's Söhne / Mainz. Photocopy. Translation written above except for last 1.5 pages.

id29932 2 Morton, Larry: From the Mantelpiece: A Chamber Opera 1983 Scope and Contents

2 copies, one marked in red ink.

id29933 2 Nelson, Robert, and Kate Pogue: The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyville Scope and Contents

Cover letter from Robert Nelson dated 3/6/1987.

id29934 2 Orff, Carl: Die Kluge 1942 Scope and Contents

B. Schott's Söhne / Mainz. Translation written above in ink throughout.

id29935 2 Prokofiev, Sergei: Duenna 1954 Scope and Contents

Leeds Music Corporation. 2 volumes, photocopy, spiral-bound.

id29936 2 Prokofiev, Sergei: The Love for 3 Oranges - translated Scope and Contents

Copy of B. & H. 16673 with translation. Cover: "Translation copyright Walter Ducloux"

id29937 2 Prokofiev, Sergei: Semyon Kotko - Acts I-II Scope and Contents

M. 28321 G. 2 volumes. First volume partly translated, pages 8-27, 35.

id29938 2 Prokofiev, Sergei: The Story of a Real Man - English translation [1962] Scope and Contents

Sovetskii Kompositor / Moscow / S. 3182 K.. Wakeling's translation written above throughout. Year, publisher, and place surmised from plate number, title and Google. Russian dictionary entry on Maryesyev enclosed.

id29939 2 Prokofiev / Wakeling: The Story of a Real Man - English translation Scope and Contents

Original, signed by Wakeling.

id29940 3 280059 id29941 3 Puccini, Giacomo: La Bohème 1954 Scope and Contents

G. Schirmer / NY. Lightly annotated/marked. Note to "Web" and program from U of Arizona performance enclosed. Other correspondence (from Curry to Kirshbaum, Wakeling, & Kinney), rehearsal schedule in back of book.

id29942 3 Puccini, Giacomo: Manon Lescaut - translated 1893 Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 95567. Translation written above throughout.

id29943 3 Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Mozart and Salieri 1950 Scope and Contents

Gosudarstvennoye musikal' noye izdatel'stvo / Moscow. Very short segment translated. Envelope enclosed: "Mozart & Salieri : Pictures" 5/10/73 -- b/w prints of drawings, from Michel Michelet.

id29944 3 Rodriguez, Robert Xavier, Daniel Dibbern: Suor Isabella 1982 Scope and Contents

Photocopy of manuscript. Typesetting suggests possible Wakeling role in notes/synopsis.

id29945 3 Sargon, Simon: First Kings - Libretto Scope and Contents

Includes cover letter from Sargon, handwritten notes related to staging, planning, criticism. Envelope postmarked 7/17/86.

id29946 3 Sargon, Simon: King Saul - Libretto Scope and Contents

Includes cover letter from Sargon. Envelope postmarked 7/13/87.

id29947 3 Sargon, Simon: Saul, draft 4, 8/12/1987 Scope and Contents

Cover letter from Sargon to Wakeling, Piave (?).

id29948 3 Sargon, Simon: Saul, draft 6, 12/21/1987 Scope and Contents

Cover letter from Sargon to Wakeling dated 1/19/1987 [1988?].

id29949 3 Schiller, Friedrich von: Intrigue and love Scope and Contents

Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. / NY. Photocopy.

id29950 3 Sumidagawa, from The Noh Drama Scope and Contents

Charles E. Tuttle Company / Rutland, VT. Photocopy of intro, illustrations, the play "Sumidagawa."

id29951 3 Strauss, Richard: Die Agyptische Helena - translated 1956 Scope and Contents

Fürstner Ltd. / London / A. 7903 F. Translation written above throughout.

id29952 3 Strauss, Richard: Arabella - translated 1933 Scope and Contents

Translation written above throughout.

id29953 3 Strauss, Richard: Die Frau ohne Schatten - translated 1946 Scope and Contents

Fürstner Ltd. / London / A. 7503 F. Translation written above in ink.

id29954 3 Strauss, Richard: Intermezzo - partially translated 1952 Scope and Contents

Pages 294-347 translated.

id29955 3 Strauss / Ducloux / Wakeling: The Love of Danae - English translation 1978 id29956 3 Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Queen of Spades - English translation 1990 Scope and Contents

Plate number 2770. Translation written above throughout.

id29957 4 280057 id29958 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Aroldo - partially translated undated Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 42306. Translation written above for second act, last section (page 225-end).

id29959 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos - translated 1944 Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 51104. Translation written above in ink, in 2 spiral-bound volumes.

id29960 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Falstaff Scope and Contents

International Music Company / NY. 3 volumes.Translation written above in ink throughout ; stage diagrams sketched in pencil.

id29961 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day) 1972 Scope and Contents

Ricordi / 53708. Non-photocopy, translation written above in pencil, dated 1972.

id29962 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day) Scope and Contents

Ricordi / 53708. 3 spiral-bound volumes labeled 1-1, 1-2, 2. Translation written above throughout.

id29963 4 Verdi, Giuseppe: Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day) 1973 Scope and Contents

Ricordi / 53708. Second copy in 2 volumes, dated 1973.

id29964 5 280058 id29965 5 Verdi, Giuseppe: I Lombardi: Alla prima crociata Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 42309. Finale terzo, pages 262-277 translated.

id29966 5 Verdi, Giuseppe: Luisa Miller 1944 Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 42310. Translation written above throughout.

id29967 5 Verdi, Giuseppe: Nabucco - partially translated 1945 Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan / 42312. Translated through page 109.

id29968 5 Verdi, Giuseppe: Otello - translated undated Scope and Contents

Edwin F. Kalmus / NY. Translation written above throughout.

id29969 5 Verdi, Giuseppe: Stiffelio undated Scope and Contents

G. Ricordi / Milan. Poor-quality photocopy.

id29970 5 Verdi, Giuseppe / Ross Yockey: Il Trovatore - English translation id29971 5 Wagner, Richard: Liebesverbot, Act I Scope and Contents

Breitkopf und Härtel / Leipzig / 26945. Not translated.

id29972 5 Wagner, Richard: Liebesverbot, Act II Scope and Contents

Breitkopf und Härtel / Leipzig / 26945. Not translated.

id29973 5 Wagner, Richard: Das Rheingold - "First scene: master copy" Scope and Contents

Translation written above throughout

id29974 6 280067 id29975 6 Wagner, Richard: Rienzi 1910 Scope and Contents

Act I, II in first volume, Acts III-V in second. Almost entirely untranslated except for a few pages in second volume. Photocopy of translation nearly illegible.

id29976 6 Wakeling, Dennis: Sketchbook: scene drawings, some in color id29977 6 Wakeling, Dennis: Sketchbook: scene drawings, costumes/figures, notes id29978 6 Wakeling, Dennis: Sketchbook: performance notes for Lohengrin id29979 6 Notebook: musical sketches and dialogue related to The Caucasian Chalk Circle id29987 6 Metropolitan Opera Guild Engagement Calendar: Bellini 1980 id29988 6 Metropolitan Opera Guild Engagement Calendar: Donizetti 1979 id29989 6 Metropolitan Opera Guild Engagement Calendar: Mozart 1978 id29990 6 Metropolitan Opera Guild Engagement Calendar: Verdi 1974 id29991 6 Portfolio of Shakesperiana Scope and Contents

Set of prints of images/engravings related to Shakespeare

id29992 6 1 id29980 6 1 Correspondence from Opera Quarterly re: recording review (Aida, Deutsche Grammophon) Scope and Contents

Includes corrected manuscript.

id29981 6 1 Handwritten notes on Britten's Curlew River and Sumida-gawa (see line 37 above) id29982 6 1 Photocopy of Musical Quarterly article "Prokofiev's War and Peace: A Chronicle" (July 1977, Vol 63, No. 3) id29983 6 1 Instrumentation chart for Così fan Tutte id29984 6 1 Postcards (5) id29985 6 1 Newspaper clipping: Martin Bernheimer, "Frau Furtwaengler and the Liberation of a Legacy" id29986 6 1 Program: A Midsummer Night's Dream, University of Texas Opera Theatre 1973 November 3, 4, 6, 10