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Opera Reference

Selected Bibliography of Literature and Repertoire Lists
Barlow, Harold. A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes: Including Cantatas, Oratorios, Lieder, and Art Songs. NY: Crown Publishers, 1976.    ML128.V7 B3 1976

Bourne, Joyce. Who's who in opera : a guide to opera characters. 1998.

     RMU ML102.O6 B68 1998

Coffin, Berton. Singer's Repertoire. NY: Scarecrow Press, 1962.
     RMU ML128 V7 C67 1960

Coffin, Berton. Phonetic readings of songs and arias, 2nd ed.
   Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1982.    RMU
MT883 P5 1982

Coffin, Berton. Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias. NY: Scarecrow, 1972.
RMU ML54.6 W65

Doscher, Barbara, ed. and annotated by John Nix. From Studio to Stage: Repertoire for the Voice. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2002.    RMU ML128.V7 D67 2002

Drone, Jeanette Marie. Musical theater synopses : an index. 1998.

     RMU ML128.O4 D76 Suppl. 1998

McDonald, Mary M. Career Guide for Singers. NY: Opera America, 2000.
ML13 .C37x 2000

McTyre, Ruthann Boles. Library Resources for Singers, Coaches, and Accompanists: An Annotated Bibliography, 1970-1997. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998.
ML128.V7 M45 1998

Raeburn, Michael. The Chronicle of Opera. 1998.

      RMU ML1700 .R34x 1998


Opera on DVD

The following DVDs can be found in the Media Library (Lower Level, West Wing).


Adams. Doctor Atomic. DVD-3417

Berg. Wozzeck. DVD-3404

Mozart. Cosi fan tutte. DVD-6911

Mozart. Don Giovanni. DVD-0887

Mozart. Le Nozze di Figaro. DVD-6815

Mozart. Le Nozze di Figaro. DVD-4533

Mozart. The Magic Flute. DVD-1130

Mussorgsky. Boris Godunov. DVD-0576

Puccini. La Boheme. DVD-1953

Puccini. Turandot. DVD-6840

Strauss. Elektra. DVD-6848

Strauss. Salome. DVD-1749

Verdi. Falstaff. DVD-4529

Verdi. Rigoletto. DVD-6821

Verdi. La Traviata. DVD-6920

Verdi. La Traviata. DVD-3116

Wagner. Siegfried. DVD-1946

Web resources

Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premiers - A cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres. Originally compiled by Richard Parrillo, entries include works that received a public performance between the years 1589-1995. With your help we hope to continue to add entries for new premieres in both genres.

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