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Otto Morando papers

Title
Otto Morando papers, 1924-1936.
Author
Morando, Otto.
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Additional Authors
  • Leider, Frida, 1888-1975.
  • Paggi, Tina.
  • Rimini, Giacomo.
  • Tone, Franchot.
Description
.5 linear feet (1 flat box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
  • Telegrams.
  • Woodcuts.
Biography (note)
  • Tenor and teacher Otto Morando (1869-1953) was born in Prague and was active as a voice teacher in Canada before moving to California in 1924 to become a vocal coach to members of the film community.
Language (note)
  • Some items contain text in Italian.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-49
Author
Morando, Otto.
Title
Otto Morando papers, 1924-1936.
Summary
The Otto Morando papers consist of correspondence, photographs, telegrams, an unidentified woodcut, and a 1936 newspaper clipping about Franchot Tone's vocal training. Among the photographs are portraits of Otto Morando and his family, as well as several images of singers, actors, and musicians. Many of the photographs are autographed to Morando and his wife, Elisabeth, and include portraits of the singers Frida Leider, Tina Paggi, and Giacomo Rimini. Material is chiefly in English, but a few of the inscriptions on the photographs and some of the telegrams are in Italian. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Biography
Tenor and teacher Otto Morando (1869-1953) was born in Prague and was active as a voice teacher in Canada before moving to California in 1924 to become a vocal coach to members of the film community. Morando trained in Austria and Italy and sang professionally in Europe before becoming a teacher. After immigrating to North America, he taught privately in Toronto and at the Canadian Academy of Music from 1913-1924, where his students included several young singers who went on to become prominent in Canada. Morando later settled in the Los Angeles area and became a vocal coach, who numbered many Hollywood actors among his clients, including Franchot Tone.
Language
Some items contain text in Italian.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Tenors (Singers)
Vocal coaches.
Voice teachers.
Added Author
Leider, Frida, 1888-1975.
Paggi, Tina.
Rimini, Giacomo.
Tone, Franchot.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-49
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