PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
- Poia, Oper in Drie Akten. Full score. 1910. Composed by Arthur Nevin.
- Large format photographs from the stage production of Poia in Berlin, 1910.
- Scrapbook by Walter McClintock (1905-1914)- clippings relating to McClintock's book "Old North Trail" and the performance of Arthur Nevin's opera Poia in Berlin.
Time period 1910, 1905-1914
Walter McClintock (1870-1949) lived with the Blackfoot Indian tribe for many years, and wrote a number of books about their society and customs. Poia, an opera based on the Blackfoot tribe, was composed by Arthur Nevin at the request of McClintock.
Arthur Nevin (1871-1943), brother of composer Ethelbert Nevin, was born in Edgeworth, PA.
Poia was performed at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Jan 16, 1907, and in Berlin in 1910.
- Oliver Room, Poia, Oper in Drie Akten. Full score, 1910 - qr 782.1 N25
- Oliver Room, Poia photographs, Berlin, 1910 - qr 782.1 N25 v. 2
- Oliver Room, McClintock Scrapbook - qr 92 M139m
- Arthur Nevin in the library catalog
- Walter McClintock in the library catalog
- Baynham, Edward G. A History of Pittsburgh Music, 1758-1958 - rqML200.8 .P6 B39 1970x
Walter McClintock Scrapbook
Inscription on title page: Scrap Book of clippings relating to Walter McClintock's Old North Trail and Arthur Nevin's opera Poia. Collected and arranged by Walter McClintock, 1905 - 1914.
Poia: Oper in drei Akten (opera in three acts)*
Full Score in German & English. Music composed by Arthur Nevin. Libretto by Randolph Hartley. Founded on Indian legends collected by Walter McClintock. German translation by Eugenie von Huhn. Publisher - Berlin: A. Fürstner, c1910.
Poia Photographs*Large format photographs from the stage production in Berlin, 1910.
At the bottom left of each photo mount is: Zander & Labisch - Illustrationphotographen. At bottom right: Berlin W. Mohren-Strasse 19.
Scene: An Indian camp situated at the base of a range of snow-covered mountains. In the distance stretch the plains.
Poia (Prophet) - Herr Kinschoff
Nenahu Medicine Woman - Fraulein Ober
Sumatsi (Evil Doer) - Herr Bischoff
Natoya (Blessed One) - Fraulein Eastman
Court of the Sun God
Natosi (Sun God) - Putman Griswold
Poia - Herr Kinschoff
An Indian Camp
Poia - Herr Kinschoff
Natoya - Fraulein Eastman
Nenahu - Fraulein Ober
Natosi - Putman Griswold
Poia, the prophet (scarred face) - Herr Kinschoff
*A complete photocopy of this Poia score, photographs, and other related material is in the reference stacks - rq M 1500.N59 P6 1910x