Central Opera Service Bulletin Performance Listings [1959-1990] (ICPSR 35577)

Principal Investigator(s): Central Opera Service

Summary:

The Performance Listings of the Central Opera Service Bulletin includes opera performances and workshops held United States nationwide and the world. The Central Opera Service Bulletin was published bi-monthly by the Central Opera Service up to 1989. Performance listings were retrospectively entered from bulletins published between 1959 and 1989. The Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) contracted the entry of the Performance Listings in the Central Opera Service Bulletin published from 1966-1989 into a database. After the information was returned, CPANDA staff checked the entered data by crosschecking randomly selected data against original bulletin entry. The organization names, city, and the state were standardized for consistency. Listed information includes performance organization names, location, opera title, and staff involved in the performances.

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Central Opera Service Bulletin, 1966-1990 - Download All Files (356.416 MB) large file
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DS2:  Central Opera Service Bulletin, 1959-1965 - Download All Files (56.545 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Central Opera Service. Central Opera Service Bulletin Performance Listings [1959-1990]. ICPSR35577-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-03-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35577.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35577.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Metropolitan Opera National Council

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    artists, music, opera, performing arts

Smallest Geographic Unit:    City

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1959--1965
  • 1966--1990

Date of Collection:   

  • 1959--1965
  • 1966--1990

Unit of Observation:    Opera performance

Universe:    opera performances

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection was previously distributed by the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA). The CPANDA Identification Number (study number) for the entire data collection is c00022. The CPANDA Identification Number for the 1966-1990 survey is a00238, and for 1959-1965 is a00247. CPANDA conducted the following processing steps for release of this collection: produced a codebook, checked for undocumented codes, performed consistency checks, provided frequencies, performed recodes, and reformatted the data.

Central Opera Service ceased in 1990. Opera America is the successor organization.

Methodology

Study Design:    Performance listings were retrospectively entered from bulletins published between 1959 and 1989. CPANDA contracted the entry of the Performance Listings in the Central Opera Service Bulletin published from 1966-1989 into a database. After the information was returned, CPANDA staff checked the entered data by crosschecking randomly selected data against original bulletin entry. The organization names, city, and the state were standardized for consistency.

Sample:    Performance listings

Description of Variables:    Listed information includes performance organization names, location, opera title, and staff involved in the performances.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.

Restrictions: Users of the data must agree to the Terms of the Use presented on the NADAC Web site and available through the link in each codebook.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2015-03-19

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