Photo taken in 1896 of the great American baritone David Bispham, in costume as the dwarf Alberich from Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.

UCSB’s Special Collections department is home to one of the world’s most impressive collections of photographs and recordings from the ‘Golden Age of Opera’ (1850’s-1920), bequeathed by the late Union Oil executive William R. Moran. (on display through 9/7 @ Davidson Library.)

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