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Opera

Sources for background information

Sources for background information

Encyclopedias/Dictionaries

There are several other general opera reference books around ML102 O6.

Bibliographies

Bibliographies are lists, usually annotated, of materials written about a particular composer, period, or genre. Below are a few examples; these and others will lead to a wealth of potential resources on any operatic topic.

Bibliographies in print may be found in the 5th-floor stacks.

Genre bibliographies (ML128)

Composer bibliographies ML134

The following titles are only a small sample of the composer bibliographies available. Search for others in the Library catalogue by entering the composer's name and "bibliography" and selecting "Keyword in subject."

Call numbers for browsing

Call numbers for browsing

M3
Complete works by composer
M1500
Opera - Full scores
M1503
Operas - Piano/vocal scores
ML400
Vocalists – collective biography
ML410
Composers – individual biography
ML420
Vocalists – individual biography
ML1700-ML1751
Opera
ML1850
Comic opera
ML1900
Operetta
ML1950
Other types of opera with spoken dialogue
(ballad opera, Singspiel, zarzuela)

Periodicals

Opera periodicals

Scholarly

Popular

To find other opera periodicals available at McGill, type “opera periodicals” in the Keyword Search box in the Library catalogue and select “Keyword in Subject.”

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