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Music: Opera and Musical

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Opera and Musical

                                             A Dictionary of Opera Characters features operatic characters (e.g. Figaro in three different operas: 1. Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, 2. Mozart’s   Le nozze di Figaro and 3. Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles). Brief synopses are also included.
The Grove Book of Opera Singers contains biographies of opera singers.

The Grove Book of Operas features a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.  

A print copy is also available.

Call number: MuR 782.103 N53 S2

Location: Music Reference Books

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical provides information on performers, composers, producers and choreographers of the American Musical, e.g. West Side Story’s castings, its various editions (Broadway and film).