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This Opera guide provides resources for opera history, reference materials, companies, staging, and analysis. The guide also provides a searchable list of opera DVDs/VHS available in the BGSU ML/SRA.

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General Information

photo credit:  "Final Götterdämmerung Curtain Call" by Jonathan Caves, Creative Commons license

Call Numbers

M 1500 Full score of operas
M 1503 Piano-vocal scores of operas
M 1505 Opera excerpts (full scores)
M 1507-8 Opera excerpts (piano-vocal scores)
ML 50 Libretti
ML 1700-1751 Literature on opera history, criticism, and companies
ML 2100 Opera and gender, opera and cinema
ML 3858 Opera aesthetics and philosophy


Subject Headings

Try conducting a subject search on the following terms in the online catalog.

Opera -- 17th Century
Opera -- 18th Century
Opera -- 19th Century
Opera -- 20th Century
Opera -- Dictionaries
Opera -- Periodicals
Opera -- (insert Country Name)


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This guide was created by Morgan Rich, former Music Library Student and Circulation Supervisor.