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Vocal Performance & Opera: Books

A guide to print and electronic resources related to vocal performance and opera at the Jones Music Library.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

To locate books about a specific person or topic, use the Subject Search in the OPAL Library Catalog. Each book has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content.

There are a variety of subject headings that pertain to the voice and opera.

 Various sub-categories provide access to more specific resources.

To find books about a composer's songs, use the composer's name followed by "songs":

Music Reference

Important Call Numbers

The following table outlines important call numbers for vocal performance & opera.   Many of these resources may be found in the reference collection.

Call Number

Genre
ML 48 Translations of opera texts & librettos
ML 54.6 Translations of vocal texts
ML 102 Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
ML 128 V87 Bibliographies/Literature guides
ML 121 Analysis - vocal literature
ML 820-950 Singing and vocal techniques
ML 1400-3275 History & criticism of vocal music
ML 1500-1509 Opera scores