Metropolitan Opera Operabase
(Check the "Corpus Opera Resource" link for information about opera houses, festivals, composers and opera plots, etc.)
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera (CBC)
(Click-on "This Season" to see the broadcast schedule.)
Our suggested www-resources for singers
[Check our "Resources by Subject" page -- "Singers' Resources,"
for assistance with print-based resources.]
The UWO Music Library has an excellent collection of opera recordings in both record (LPs) and CD formats. On-site visitors can use these materials within the Music Library: students, faculty and staff are eligible to borrow circulating CDs for a minimum of one day. (CDs on 2-hour reserve do NOT circulate outside the library.)
Hints for locating recordings (and their call numbers) can be found at Finding CDs, LPs and Videos...
In addition to a fine collection of opera recordings, the UWO Music Library holds an impressive collection of opera scores (full scores and piano-vocal scores), organized by the Library of Congress Classification System:
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)
In addition, The Opera Collection (housed in the Gustav Mahler - Alfred Rosé Room of the Music Library, Western Libraries) is a major research source of approximately 2,000 volumes of rare manuscripts and first editions of opera, dating from the seventeenth to early twentieth centuries. Use a KEYWORD search on the Western Libraries Catalogue to find opera scores and recordings.
Last revision: 2008-05. LRP