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Carreño at Roberts’ Opera House

Posted on February 21, 2014 by

This past October I visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) after stumbling upon an entry about Roberts’ Opera House written by Jennifer R. Sharp on the Inside the CHS blog.1 I was digging into details about Carreño’s performances in Hartford, CT during the 1870s and ’80s, hoping that in addition to newspaper advertisements or reviews about her performances, I could locate other primary source documents held by LAMs (libraries, archives, museums) that were digitized or at least had descriptive metadata. One of the venues in which Carreño performed between 1874 and 1883 was Roberts’ Opera House in Hartford, which was in use from 1869 through 1929.2 (more…)

  1. Jennifer R. Sharp, Roberts’ Opera House: Finest Place of Amusement in New England, Inside the CHS (blog), September 30, 2010, http://manuscripts.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/entertainment-in-hartford/.
  2. “Last Tribute is Paid to Old Theater: Vanished Glories Recalled at Ceremony in Roberts’s Opera House Soon to be Razed,” The Hartford Courant, March 10, 1929: 1.
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