Music and Opera resources

Online resources for the study of music and opera.

IBTD: Opera Classics Library (EBSCOhost)
Go to Publications and browse for Opera Classics Library, being sure to select Match any word (not Alphabetical)!

JSTOR Arts & Sciences collection III (Athens)
This collection now incorporates the JSTOR Music collection

Digital Theatre Plus
On campus access should be automatic. Off campus access should be via OpenAthens, or via a username and password. Contact the College Librarian if you need this.
Some of the Collections offered by Digital Theatre Plus include:
Glyndebourne https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections/Glyndebourne
Gran Teatre del Liceu https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections/gran-teatre-del-liceu
Royal Opera House https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections/royal-opera-house
English National Ballet https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections/english-national-ballet
London Symphony Orchestra https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections/london-symphony-orchestra

Naxos Music Library (Distance Learners only)
The username and password change each year. Details are posted on your Opera Information Page.
A comprehensive collection of classical music offering over 550,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.

Naxos Video Library (Distance Learners only)
The username and password change each year. Details are posted on your Opera Information Page.
An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

Oxford Music Online (via Bexley Libraries & library barcode)
Includes Grove Music Online as well as dictionaries of music, musicians, popular music, opera and jazz.
This resource is NOT AVAILABLE VIA ATHENS but is freely available to members of Bexley Libraries. Log on with your library barcode.

Oxford Reference Online (via Bexley Libraries & library barcode)
The Performing Arts section includes all of the following:
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
The Oxford Companion to Music
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
The Grove Book of Operas
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera

This resource is NOT AVAILABLE VIA ATHENS but is freely available to members of Bexley Libraries. Log on with your library barcode.

UNT Digital Library (University of North Texas)
Search for texts, images or sounds, and refine your search to the publicly accessible resources (not those limited to UNT users).

The Wagner Library
This site aims to provide access to public domain works of Richard Wagner in English ,including his prose works, his correspondence, his libretti (in German only), and to provide related information, such as articles from Wagner's period, Wagner's sources and writings of other authors about Richard Wagner.


Google Directory of Music resources (Internet - free)



A unique event with two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of their generations. Watch Joyce DiDonato and Dame Janet Baker discuss the roles that have inspired them, the technique of singing and advice for the next generation. (Published on YouTube, 22 Jun 2016).


English National Opera

Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House collections online


Opera America
Logon using the e-mail and password supplied to you.
The association provides members with an array of publications and online resources, regional workshops, an annual conference and network-specific services such as conference calls, e-mail listservs and direct contact with staff with expertise in opera production, administration and education.

OperaBase
Search for statistics, performances, artists, managers, and companies.

Theater Seat Store: History of Opera
A short article on the history of opera, but with links to other more detailed articles on opera, composers, opera houses, performers etc.
[With thanks to Connie at Enriching Kids.com]

PALATINE: Music
PALATINE (Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Innovation Network) is the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music. Their role is to provide high quality support, information, expertise, and resources on good, successful and innovative learning and teaching practices.

Last modified: Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:33 AM