Archives Collection 5 : Herman Geiger-Torel

Herman Geiger-Torel, opera director and teacher was born in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1907. He began his career as a stage director in Czechoslovakia and Germany, and after 1934, in South America. From 1948 until his death in 1976 he was based in Toronto, working with the University of Toronto Opera Division and as general director of the Canadian Opera Company. See the Canadian Encyclopedia for a full biography.

His library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes.

2.5 m.

Lori Geiger-Torel, 1977

Herman Geiger-Torel’s papers are held by Library and Archives Canada.

Inventory: 189 piano-vocal scores
Beethoven Fidelio. German. Peters. 7240 (With typescript dialogue)
Bellini Norma. French. Leduc. 3605
Norma. Italian. Ricordi, 1960. 41684
La Sonnambula. German and ltalian. Peters. Pl. No. 5271
Bizet Carmen. French and English. Boosey and Hawkes. US Bk251
Carmen. French and English. Schirmer, 1958. #421. 12117
Carmen. French. Choudens
Boito Mefistofele. Italian. Ricordi. 44720
Britten Rape of Lucretia. English and German. Boosey and Hawkes. Rev. 1947.
Catalani Loreley. Italian. Ricordi. 54916
Charpentier Louise. French. Heugel, 1900
Cimarosa Il matrimonio segreto. Italian. Ricordi, 1944. 441687. Presentation copy from Ernesto Barbini
Donizetti Don Pasquale. Italian and English. F. Colombo, 1965. 2419-231
L'elisir d'amore. Italian. Ricordi. 41688
Lucia di Lammermoor. Italian and German. Peters. 7736
Dukas Ariane et barbe-bleue. French. Durand, 1906
Gluck Alceste. English, French and German. Breitkopf & Härtel, 1904. V.A. 2039
Orpheus. French and German. Peters. 9902
Gounod Faust. French and English. Schirmer, 1930. 16100
Roméo et Juliet. French and English. Schirmer, 1925. 13203
Roméo et Juliet. French. Choudens. 1411
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel. German. B. Schott’s Söhne, 1894. 25618
Hänsel und Gretel. English. Schirmer. 31957
Lehár Die lustige Witwe. English. Chappell, 1907. 23260
Die lustige Witwe. German and English. Doblinger : Glocken
Massenet Manon. French and English. Schirmer, 1940. 38782
Werther. French. Heugel. 1812
Menotti The consul. English. Schirmer, 1950. 42369 (With stage designs for the Guelph Festival 1973)
The medium. English and French. Schirmer, 1947. 41701
The old maid and the thief. English. Ricordi, 1943. N.Y. 1282
Milhaud Le pauvre matelot. French. Heugel, 1927. 29532
Montemezzi L’amore dei tre re. Italian. Ricordi, 1915. 114651
Monteverdi Poppea. Italian. Suvini Zerboni, 1937. S.501Z
Mozart La clemenza di Tito. German and Italian. Breitkopf & Härtel. 12866, VA209
Cosi fan tutte. Italian and German. Breitkopf & Härtel. E.B. 1666
Cosi fan tutte. Italian and English. International, 1948
Cosi fan tutte. Italian and English. Schirmer, c1952. 42735 (With 1973 and 1974 COC tour notes)
Die Entführung. German and Italian. Peters. 6445
Die Entführung. German and English. Boosey & Hawkes, c1944. US Bk no. 109
Don Giovanni. German and Italian. T. Ackermann. E.B.2180
Don Giovanni. English and Italian. Boosey & Hawkes, 1966. H.15593
Le nozze di Figaro. Italian and English. Schirmer, 1951. 42226
Le nozze di Figaro. Italian and German Breitkopf & Härtel, 1899. V.A.1716
Die Zauberflöte. German. Peters. Pl. no. 10425
Die Zauberflöte. German and English. Schirmer, 1941. 39678
Nicolai. Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Peters. 7774
Offenbach Les contes d’Hoffmann. German and French. Choudens. A.C.5301
Pergolesi La serva padrona. English. Kalmus, 1934
Puccini La Bohème. German Ricordi c1897 100171
Gianni Schicchi. German Ricordi c1920 118100 (118097)
Gianni Schicchi. Italian and English Ricordi 121158 c1930
Madama Butterfly. Italian Ricordi c1907 110000
Manon Lescaut. Italian Ricordi c1893 95567
II tabarro. German Ricordi c1920 118098 (118097)
Rossini Il barbiere di Sivigia. Italian Ricordi 41691
Saint-Säens Samson et Dalilah. French and German Durand c1907 D&F 6935
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos. German Furstner c1940 (B&H 1943) 6368 A.7453F.
Elektra. German Furstner Sept 1 1969 production notes c1936 (B&H 1943) A.5654F.
Rosenkavalier. German and English. Boosey & Hawkes c1943 F.500
Salome. German and English. Fürstner c1910 A.5503F.
Salome. German and English. Hawkes & Son c1943 H15570
Tchaikovsky Eugene Oniegin. Russian and English. Schauer & May 153
Eugene Oniegin. German and English. Schirmer, 1936. 20096
Queen of spades. French. A. Noël. A.N. 2068 (With list of props)
Verdi Aida. Italian Ricordi 1944 42602
Aida. Italian and English Schirmer, c1925
Ballo in maschera. German and Italian Ricordi 108971
Falstaff. German Ricordi c1893 R&C 96370
La forza del destino. Italian Ricordi 1944
Otello. Italian and English International 1948 ed #1000
Rigoletto. Italian and German A. Kranz C.44991
La traviata. Italian Benoit 276p.
Il trovatore. German and Italian A. Kranz 18739 (Peters) 239
Wagner Der fliegende Hollander. German Furstner c1909 A5777F
Lohengrin. German Breitkopf & Hartel V.A. 301
Die Meistersinger. German and English B. Schott's Sohne 18975a
Parsifal. German B. Schott's Sohne 28400 c1910
Walküre. German and English B. Schott's Sohne c1899 26590 (Schirmer 1904)
Walküre. German Peters 9803
Rheingold. German Peters 9800
Siegfried. German and English Breitkopf & Hartel c1914 RW 9
Götterdämmerung. German and English Schirmer 37215
Götterdämmerung. German B. Schott's Sohne c1908 28000
Tristan und Isolde. German (2 copies) Breitkopf und Härtel V.A.524
Tristan und Isolde. German. Peters Pl. no. 9815
Weber Oberon. German. Universal c1919 U.E. 5877 New dialogue and essay by H. G-T.
Weill Down in the valley Schirmer c1948 41905
Willan, Healey Deirdre. Photocopy of ms. 162 p.
Wilson, C. Heloise and Abelard Photocopy of ms. 304 p.
Wolf-Ferrari Quattri rusteghi. German and Italian J.Weinberger c1905 1450
Wolff, M. Der Heilige. German B. Schott's Sohne c1913 29647. With composer's autograph to Lina Geiger-Kullmann, 1935