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The François Loup scores collection

 Collection 0214-SCPA
François Loup (b. 1940) is a Swiss-born bass, actor, director, and was an associate professor at the University of Maryland's School of Music from 1996 to 2011. During a career in opera that has lasted more than half a century, Loup has given more than one hundred performances in major roles at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. The materials in this collection date from 1936 to 1990 and consist of scores Loup used and annotated extensively for his directorial work.


  • 1936-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1975

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

There are no restricted files in this collection.


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Scope and Content of Collection

The François Loup Scores Collection covers the period from 1936 to 1990; the bulk of the materials date from 1960 to 1975. The collection consists of both complete and staging scores from the collection of François Loup, a former associate professor of voice at the University of Maryland.


François Loup, the Swiss-born bass, actor, teacher, and director, has excelled in many roles throughout his long career. He is, however, best known for more than a half century of opera performance. Born in 1940, Loup overcame an early speech impediment to become a highly accomplished singer and performer who gave more than one hundred performances in prominent roles at the Metropolitan Opera of New York between 1992 and 2002. He has performed worldwide, from Santa Fe to Rio de Janeiro to Rouen. From 1996 to 2011, Loup was an associate professor at the University of Maryland's School of Music.


This collection is organized into one series:
  1. Series 1: Scores

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of François Loup, July 2015.

Related Material

Leon Major Papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
The François Loup Scores Collection
Processed by Wendy Bargstadt and John Davis, July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States