Boston, MA: Boston Opera House

Country: United States of America
State: Massachusetts
City: Boston
Location: Huntington Avenue

Built 1908-1909 by Wheelwright and Haven, funded by Eben Dyer Jordan. Opened 8 Nov 1909 with Ponchielli's "La Gioconda". 2570 seats. Used for opera performances by the resident company and for touring opera productions, most notably from the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. Closed in September 1958 due to structural problems. Demolished 1958 in favour of the expansion of the Northeastern University campus.

[Currently the site is occupied by Northeastern University's Speare Hall.]

[NB: This theatre is not identical with the theatre built 1928 as "B. F. Keith Memorial Theatre" by Thomas Lamb, 1965 renamed "Savoy Theatre", 1978 renamed "Boston Opera House" as home to the "Opera Company of Boston", closed in 1990.]

[Boston, MA: Boston Opera House] Front Text: "Boston Opera House, Boston, Mass."
Publisher: Valentine & Son's Publishing Co., New York and Boston; 212495
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Boston, MA: Boston Opera House] Front Text: "Interior of Boston Opera House, Boston, Mass."
Publisher: The Leighton & Valentine Co., New York City; 213093
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Cambridge MA to Berwick ME, 1911


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