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One of the photographs of the soprano Ángeles Gulín from the MAE archive

Four new bibliographic collections of the Museum of Performing Arts are available online

These are the ones of the Teatre Regina, the one of the scenographer Isidre Prunés, the one of the soprano Ángeles Gulín, and the Santiago Vela Collection on the world of lyrics.

In these days of confinement, the Centre de Documentació i Museu d'Arts Escèniques (MAE)  of the Institut del Teatre has opened part of its bibliographic and audiovisual collections for online visits. Among all the material that can be consulted, there  are, for example, 244 books, manuscripts and typescripts, from the Biblioescènic digital collection or the 18 digital books available in the Contemporary Catalan Dramaturgy Database. But perhaps the biggest recent news related to the MAE is that while the world seems to have stopped, the institution has incorporated four major bibliographic holdings that can now be found online.

One of these collections is that of the set designer and costume designer Isidre Prunés, who left us in 2014. It consists of a large collection of figurines, some scenographic sketches, and drawings, as well as photographs of the shows he did over time. A second archive is on Ángeles Gulín, a prominent soprano born in Galicia in 1939 and died in Madrid in 2002; it is basically made up of hand programs and images that are part of the singer’s stage activity. Another collection that can now be consulted online is that of the Teatre Regina, with documentation of one hundred and eleven shows that took place there. Finally, if you enter the digital catalogs of the MAE you can also find the Santiago Vela Collection, who was passionate about the world of lyric poetry; this collection includes photographs of signed or dedicated opera singers, hand programs and correspondence with opera personalities.

All these materials from the MAE, and many others, can be found online here.

Publication date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020
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