This guide is designed to help you find information about, and music for, opera. Use this as a starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult our catalog for complete holdings information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk!
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|Scores Pertaining to Opera|
|M1502||Vocal scores or choral scores without accompaniment|
|M1503||Vocal scores with keyboard accompaniment- General|
|M1503.5||Vocal scores with keyboard accompaniment-Concert arrangements|
|M1508||Operas-Excerpts-Keyboard accompaniment-Separate works (by title)|
|M1508.1||Vocal and chorus scores without accompaniment-Collections|
|M1508.2||Vocal and chorus scores without accompaniment-Separate worls|
|M1509||Operatic scenes (independent works not detached from larger works)|
Books about Opera
Librettos (texts, scenarios) - Miscellaneous collections
|ML48||Librettos- Collections- 2 or more composers or authors|
|ML49||Librettos- Collections- 1 composer or author|
|ML50||Librettos-Separate works (non-US imprints 1801- ; US imprints 1851- )|
|ML50.2||Librettos-Separate works (non-US imprints through 1800)|
|ML50.6||Librettos-Separate works (US imprints through 1850)|
|ML50.7||Ballad operas (by title)|
|ML52.7||Film operas- Separate works|
|ML52.75||Radio operas-Separate works|
|ML102.O4||Encyclopedias and dictionaries|
|ML1800||History and criticism- Serious opera|
|ML1850||History and criticism- Comic opera|
|ML1900||History and criticism- Operetta|
|ML2054||History and criticism- Musicals and revues|
|ML3918.O64||Political and social aspects|
|ML3858||Philosophical and societal aspects|
Instructional Books about Opera
|MT64.O6||Instruction and study|
|MT95||Analysis and appreciation- 2 or more composers (includes stories and plots)|
|MT100.A-Z||One composer (1 composer, from A to Z)|