Adam Craik Smyth

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
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Title Adam Craik Smyth
Description ADAM CRAIK SMYTH Prominent Sanpete Musician Harry A. Dean Ephraim, Utah First Place Essay Adam Crak Smyth was born in England in 1840. He died and was buried in Manti. He was a graduate of the London Conservatory of Music. He embarked to America in 1864 and started for California for gold. On reaching Utah, he was stranded financially, became acquainted with the Mormon people, and affiliated himself with the Latter- day Saint Church. After teaching eight years in Cache County schools he returned to Salt Lake City in 1873 where for the next seven years he became very active in music affairs, such as choir direction, vocal instruction, and especially as a producer of operas. Among these operas were Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pinafore" and "Pirates of Penzance" and Offenbach's "Sherwood's Queen." These opera productions brought forth much favorable comment from individuals and newspapers.1 It is significant that Symth' s production of "Pina-fore" in Salt Lake City took place just fourteen months after its original production in London in 1878. Like- wise, his production of "Pirates of Penzance" was given just sixteen months after it was first given in London. These Salt Lake City productions were also contempory with the first productions in New York City where "no 1 Deseret Evening News. May 17th, May 24th, July 3rd, and 21st, 22nd, and 24th, 1879. Deseret Evening News. December 16th, 17th, 18th, and 22nd, 1879. Deseret Evening News. April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 8th, 1880. Deseret Evening News. January 10th, April 29th and 30th, May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1881. - 29 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324172
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