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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 279, Aida, 1933-1934

Summary: Bel Geddes designed the settings, costumes, and lighting for this opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was by Ghizlanzoni from the French of Loole. It was planned for the Metropolitan Opera House, but not performed.

Hunter Code: OP 1
Hunter Guide: page 139

Box/Location Folder Description
object a 1 Model (16 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 15 inches).
flat file b 1-8 Scene Renderings --- 2 Watercolors, 6 charcoal and pencil sketches.
theater box 115 c 1-5 Costume Renderings --- 64 Sketches of poses and costumes.
flat file e 1-15 Preliminary Sketches --- 15 Settings.
theater box 115 e 16-17 Preliminary Sketches --- 24 Plans and elevations.
flat file f 1-9 Drawings --- 9 Plans and elevations.
theater box 115 h 1 Photographs --- 4 Photos of sketches.
negative box 39 h 2 Photographs --- 2 Negatives.
theater box 115 i 1-2 Publicity --- Clippings.
flat file i 3 Publicity --- Clipping 1934.

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