Music Performance: The Middle Years > Columbia Theater Associates
Columbia Theater Associates
Program, The Mother Of Us All, An Opera by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson
Columbia University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The opera productions mounted by the Columbia Theater Associates included the world premiers of a number of the great operas of 20th century. Shown here is the program for "The Mother Of Us All," presented in 1947. Other productions included the W. H. Auden and Benjamin Britten opera "Paul Bunyan" (1941) and Gian-Carlo Menotti's "The Medium" (1946), all commissioned by the Alice M. Ditson Fund.