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Opera in Video
Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

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Laura Turner
Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery
Copley Library
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92119
Subjects: Music

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Opera

M1500   Full scores of operas

M1503   Piano-vocal scores of operas

M1505-08   Opera excerpts

ML50   Librettos

ML1700-1751   Literature on opera history, criticism, and companies

ML3858   Opera aesthetics and philosophy