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Listening to Opera and Vocal Music
Listen to music and watch operas online!
Metropolitan Opera on Demand This link opens in a new window
View over 700 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.
Medici.tv This link opens in a new window
Streaming opera and classical music, including recent opera productions from around the world.
Naxos Video Library This link opens in a new window
Find and watch streaming videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries
AVON (Academic Video Online) This link opens in a new window
Wide-ranging video database, including hundreds of operas.
Naxos Music Library This link opens in a new window
Listen to and compare performances with different singers and casts from this vast catalog of streaming music.
Music & Performing Arts This link opens in a new window
Streaming music, including classical, folk, jazz, and world music.
To find CDs in the library catalog:
To find DVDs in the library catalog:
Diversifying your Repertoire
Find more music using Music Research Guides:
Transcriptions, Translations, and Diction
IPA Source This link opens in a new window
Search for IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA charts are included under Diction Help, located within the Help Menu.
In MUS 115S: Vocal Diction, you can learn about diction for singing and how to decipher IPA.
Browsing music by voice type
To find scores in the library catalog:
- Search from the Music Library homepage. Click on the radio button for "Scores Only"
- To search for a specific song, put the title in quotation marks, such as "I could have danced all night"
Browsing vocal music in the Music Library:
- Vocal scores are located downstairs in the Music Library: M1495-2199
- Vocal scores are arranged in a variety of categories, including:
- M3 -- scholarly editions, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1495 -- general collections
- M1500 -- full scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1503 -- piano vocal scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1505-1508 -- excerpts, including musical theater
- M1611-1624.8 -- solo vocal music, secular
- M1999-M2199 -- sacred vocal music
Popular Vocal Scores Series
Check out this portable Zoom Recorder at the Music Library Circulation Desk to make high quality recordings on the go and as a microphone for Zoom lessons!