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Royal Welsh College announces The Foyle Opera Rara Collection

This week, together with Opera Rara, the Royal Welsh College has announced the acquisition of The Foyle Opera Rara Collection, a major collection of historical research material relating to 19th-century Italian opera and a unique resource of international significance for scholars and performers.

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Published on 21/11/2018

The Foyle Opera Rara Collection

The College was able to make this acquisition as a result of a generous gift from The Foyle Foundation. 

'We’re hugely grateful to the Foyle Foundation in allowing us to provide The Foyle Opera Rara Collection with its new home in Wales at the Royal Welsh College, which will be available for academic and public access later next year.

This generous gift is an important confirmation of the College’s continuing development, and brings with it an extensive and high quality collection of historical scores and research material relating to opera, which will benefit generations of students and staff here, as well as the international academic community in this field.'
Professor Helena GauntPrincipal RWCMD

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