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Internet Resources in Music

Freely available websites that cover a wide range of musical interests


The Aria Database (Robert Glaubitz)

An attractive site with interesting offerings. Perform a keyword search to retrieve information such as: identification of the opera and act in which the aria is placed, names of composer and librettist, character that sings the aria, synopsis of scene, and other information, or browse an alphabetical list of composers' names for a list of their operas and the arias from those operas covered by the database. Other features include music quotes, a bibliography of operatic books, a list of operas that have been fully translated into English, and a large collection of links to Web sites related to opera.

Operabase (Mike Gibb)

Information on performances, artists, and companies. Search the details of over 26,000 opera performances since autumn 2003. Also includes an annotated list of forthcoming festivals and premieres, reviews, bios, discographies, maps, and more. Available in six languages.

Opera Glass (Rick Bogart)

Presents information on composers, libretti, opera companies, opera people, opera review sites, electronic magazines, source texts, performance histories, synopses, discographies, pictures, background information, and more, plus pointers to many other opera servers.

Opera Links (

An extensive list of links to opera related Web sites arranged in alphabetical order.