This guide serves as a basic starting point to find key resources for studying, researching, and performing Opera at Princeton.
Studying musical theater or taking voice lessons? See our Musical Theater Libguide and Vocal Music Libguide.
Most books about opera and related subjects are located in the Mendel Music Library within the call number range M1500-M1503 and ML1700-1706 on the second floor.
Opera Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification)
M1500: Opera (full scores)
M1503: Operas (vocal scores with piano reduction)
M1505: Operas (song selections, full scores)
M1506-1507: Operas (song selections, arranged)
M1508: Operettas, Musicals, and Musical Revues (excerpts)
M1509: Operatic scenes
ML48: Librettos (collections, two or more composers or authors)
ML49: Librettos (collections, one composer or author)
ML50: Librettos (separate works)
ML1700: Opera (books about opera)
ML1702-1706: Books about secular vocal music (esp. opera) by time period
ML1800-1900: Opera History and Criticism
ML3918.O64: Political and Social Aspects of Opera