Cork City and County Archives Service is delighted to have received the donation of the extensive personal archive of Rita Lynch, Ireland’s most famous soprano of the mid to late 20th century.
One of the first musicians of worldwide fame to hail from Cork, Rita Lynch’s singing career spanned two decades from 1935 to 1955, during which the ‘Golden Voiced Soprano’ won every singing accolade both in competition and in public performance.
The archive documenting Lynch’s illustrious career consists of: programmes, press clippings, correspondence, cards, telegrams, photographs, awards, audio/music recordings, and will be made available to the public once it has been conserved, catalogued and processed by the Archives Service.
A reception to mark the donation of the Rita Lynch archive is being held at Cork City and County Archives on Thursday 21 November at 6pm.
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Location: Cork City and County Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien St, Blackpool, Cork city