Periodical Articles

The Little Library collection includes print and electronic journals that report on news from the world of opera. These first two are available both online and on the shelf:


(published by a board of prominent international opera critics; CLICK HERE* to access the online subscription.)

Opera News

(published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild; CLICK HERE* to access the online subscription.)

Opera Journal

(published by the National Opera Association)

Opera Quarterly

(published by Oxford University)

Government Sources

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts published an excellent survey of opera to support its 2005-2007 Great American Voices military base tour. Did you know opera is all around you?

NEA also supplies grants for opera proudction.

Web Sites

Wikipedia: Opera Portal

Wikipedia collaborators connected many of the site's resources to a single spot. Highlights include featured pictures and quotes, audio selections, and historical anniversaries.

Operastuff is a collection of user-submitted links. Major topics are streaming broadcasts, homepages of opera houses, and performer's personal sites.

Washington National Opera

This is the official homepage of the US National Opera. Check the "Explore the Arts" section for information about upcoming live broadcasts.

Research Centers

University of Sussex Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre

CROMT at University of Sussex is "a national an international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of opera, music theatre, and other related forms of sonic and multimedia performance." The Centre organizes academic programs, research projects, and publications.

Metropolitan Opera Guild

The Metropolitan Opera Guild is commited to building support for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and encouraging interest in opera across all audiences. They support this agenda with educational programs for schools and public presentations and lectures.

National Opera Center of America

OPERA America, an international organization of "resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field" manages the National Opera Center of America. Aside from the research and advocacy they conduct for their own goals, they also offer consulting services and community education programs.


Univeristy of Kentucky experts: Music

Some members of the UK faculty are experts in topics like opera, orchestra, and voice. More information is at this directory published by UK Public Relations.

National Opera Center Conversations

The National Opera Center periodically streams interviews with influential artists and producers from their website.

Other Sources

These two selections offer a more casual look at opera. Both are collections of stories of backstage antics from behind the curtain.

Opera: A Penguin Anthology
ML1700.O664 1996

Skeletons from the Opera Closet
ML1700.G82 1986

Find more books like this by searching InfoKat for the subject "Opera - Anecdotes."

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A poster for Puccini's Tosca (public domain)

An poster for Puccini's Tosca