Opera online, an index of opera websites

Opera online: databases and blogs, a comprehensive list of websites
Famous operas and singers, opera reviews, opera houses, libretti

See also: Famous opera singers index

Opera reviews, news, blogs, criticism *

Opera news and reviews from Google news feeds.

MusicOMH.com

Das Opernglas
The German opera journal.

Opera Chic
The popular Milan-based opera blog.
Opera Chic’s fearless, funky-fresh reporting”
‘Alex Ross, The New Yorker’

The Opera Critic
Reviews, articles, webcasts, opera companies. An international site based in New Zealand, by Michael Sinclair.

Opera Japonica
A Tokyo-based website with world coverage of opera. International news, reviews and reports.

Criticism. Opera Critic 
Reviews, articles, features, webcasts.

Opera News
The latest in-depth features, interviews, recordings and performance reviews, covering the art form in the United States and around the world.

Live stage and music reviews
from Guardian Unlimited Music.

News about opera,
including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Opera Magazine, U.K

La Scena Musicale
The online classical music journal.

Index of opera websites

A

African opera *

African Music Encyclopedia

Cape Town Opera

 

Arena di Verona, Italy.

The Aria Database
Over 1000 operatic arias, with texts and translations.

Articles on classical music.
Music and Vision 

Auditions *

Yap Tracker Opera Auditions annd Vocal Competitions
YAP Tracker is the ultimate resource for young artists and emerging professionals. Membership includes:
Access to over 2500 audition opportunities published each year. See 2011 breakdown for more details.
E-mail alerts and reminders for upcoming deadlines.

B

Bayreuther Festspiele

Bellini *

Vincenzo Bellini
Biography,  I puritani,  Adelson e Salvini.
Vincenzo Bellini. Operas, references.
Vincenzo Bellini. Wikipedia entry.

Bizet *

Bizet, Georges. Georges Bizet’s Carmen.
Georges Bizet
Life and background.
Les Amis de Bizet
Free scores by Bizet.
Georges Bizet, Wikipedia entry.

Blogs *

Opera Chic
‘I’m a young American woman living in Milan, and you’re not. I go to La Scala a lot, and you don’t.’

Criticism. Opera Critic 
Reviews, articles, features, webcasts.

Operatoonity
Opera reviews by gale Martin, with who shares  Q&As and tweets from the opening nights at The Metropolitan Opera of New York.

Opera Teen
This blog encourages young people to visit the opera and does its best to keep you the loop about the opera world with news, features, reviews and interviews.

Intermezzo
A blog on the London opera scene.

Not a Rehearsal
A blog on opera in Sydney.

Operavision
A blog by American soprano Aprile Millo on her experience in the world of opera and as life as a “human Stradivarius”.

Trying to Remain Operational
Jennifer Rivera has been a professional Opera Singer since her debut with the Cincinnati Opera in 1999. The blogs includes audio and videos.

Yankee Diva
The blog from American mezzo Joyce DiDonato.

C

Chinese opera. 
The Illuminated Lantern. Revealing the heart of Asian opera and cinema.

Classical singer community.
Classicalsinger.com. Opera singing. Audition listings, competition listings, singer directory, performance directory and online classical music magazine.

Competitions *

Operalia
The world opera competition was founded by Plácido Domingo to discover and honor the best new young opera singers of today.

Composer directories *

American composers of opera.

Composers, a general list of composer websites.

Composers of opera.
A comprehensive web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Composers of opera. OperaGlass

D

Deutsche Grammophon 

Donizetti *

Donizetti, Domenico Gaetano Maria
A Gaetano Donizetti website.
Gaetano Donizetti
Operas by Gaetano Donizetti.
Gaetano Donizetti
Bühnenwerke in der chronologischen Folge ihrer Entstehung.

E

Early recordings of opera singers. Marston Records

EMI Classics Artists Catalogue

F

Forums

Operafreaks.com
Opera General Forums. Opera general forums and community.

G

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Gounod *

Charles Gounod
Detailed biography, pictures and portraits, list of works, discography.
Charles Gounod
Wikipedia article with photograph, summary of life and works, references to related people and topics.
Charles Gounod
Biographical sketch, caricature, summaries of operatic, religious, orchestral, and vocal works, and Naxos discography.
Charles Gounod
Filmography noting films and TV programs (IMDb).
Gounod
Portrait, works and recordings.
Mémoires d’un artiste, by Charles Gounod.
Free scores by Gounod.IMSLP
Gounod’s Faust
Free score of Roméo_et Juliette. IMSLP
Libretto of Roméo et Juliette in French and English

H

Hamburgische Staatsoper 

Houses; opera houses, opera companies, professional organizations and country directories *

Opera houses and companies.
Opera houses and companies around the world, a web directory from The Open Directory Project.

List of opera houses, from Wikipedia.
Opera houses are listed by continent, then by country with the name of the opera house and city.

European opera companies
Opera Europa.org. Opera Europa is the leading service organisation for professional opera companies and opera festivals throughout Europe.  It currently serves 120 member companies from 36 different countries.

Operabase.com
A searchable database of opera companies from around the world. Performances, agents, managers, artists and opera attendance/popularity statistics.

Opera America
Opera America, officially OPERA America, is a service organization in North America promoting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. Almost all professional opera companies and some semi-professional companies in the United States are members of the organization. Categories include: job listings, performance schedules, professional resources, publications and directories.

Deutscher Bühnenverein
The Deutscher Bühnenverein is an organization representing 430 theatres, opera houses and opera companies in Germany.

Réunion des opéras de France
The Réunion des Opéras de France (ROF) is the professional association of opera companies in France.

RESEO
RESEO is the umbrella organisation for those working in opera and dance education.
RESEO’s members comprise over seventy opera and dance companies of all sizes from twenty countries in Europe. RESEO acts as a forum for exchange on the practice of opera education.

OPASS
OPASS, the European Opera Passport, encourages young tourists up to 30 years old to travel through Europe and enjoy opera. The opass gives you and your friends the opportunity to attend opera performances at friendly prices.

Opera Companies on the Web

Wikipedia list of opera hoses around the world.

An index of opera houses.
OperaStuff

Opera houses and companies around the world.
Open Directory Project

European opera houses.

North American opera houses

Austrian opera houses, a list from Wikipedia.

German opera houses, a list from Wikipedia.

Italian opera hoses. Top Ten Opera Houses in Italy

Houses and theatres

Arena di Verona

Bayreuther Festspiele

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

Covent Garden, London  (The Royal Opera House).

Deutsche Oper, Berlin

Dresden State Opera

English National Opera

La Fenice Opera, Venice (Il Teatro la Fenice

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Gran Teatre del Liceu (Wikipedia)

Kirov Opera, St Petersburg (Mariinsky Theatre)

Latvian National Opera

Los Angeles Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

National Theatre, Prague.

New York Metropolitan Opera

Opéra National de Paris

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera House YouTube video channel.

Salzburger Festspiele, Austria.

Stastsoper Stuttgart

Salzburger Festspiele, Austria.

Santa Fe Opera House 

La Scala, Milano.

Sydney Opera House

Teatro Real, Madrid.

Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli

Teatro alla Scala

La Fenice Opera, Venice (Il Teatro la Fenice)

Washington Opera

Welsh National Opera

Wiener Staatsoper

Hyperion Records, U.K. 
Hyperion art song catalogue, biographies, discographies.

J

Japanese opera. 
Opera Japonica. A Tokyo-based website with world coverage of opera. International news, reviews and reports are included together with information about the rapidly developing opera world in Japan.

L

Libretti databases *

Opera libretti, in original languages and in English translations. Opera Folio

Opera libretti at Opera Glass, Stanford University.

Opera libretti, in German. Opera Guide

Light Opera *

Gilbert and Sullivan
The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive. Numerous links to Gilbert and Sullivan web sites.

Guide to Light Opera and Operetta

M

Mozart *

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
The Mozart Project. Internet resources, images, audio.
Opera Glass: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chronological list of operas, some with libretti.
Die Zauberflöte
Comprehensive synopsis. Kelly McDonald, Stanford University.
The Mozart Page

News *

The Opera Critic
Reviews, articles, webcasts, opera companies. An international site based in New Zealand, by Michael Sinclair.

Opera news and reviews from Google news feeds.

O

Opera Active
Opera news, notes, performances and interviews, in German.

Opera America
A service organization for opera. Schedules, education, databases, news.

Opera houses and companies around the world.
Open Directory Project

Opera Japonica
A Tokyo-based website with world coverage of opera. International news, reviews and reports are included together with information about the rapidly developing opera world in Japan. Opera Japonica features original work by a team of writers located around the globe.

Opera libretti.
Full index of major opera libretti. Plot synopses, full libretti, source texts, performance histories, roles, background.

Opera Magazine, U.K

Opera synoposes and libretti.
The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, Eugene Onegin,  Aida, La Bohème, Otello, Così fan Tutte, Tosca, The Magic Flute, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and others.

Operas by name / opera composer: an index.

Opera on 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.
This release includes 291 works, equaling 500 hours.

P

Philadelphia Opera Company 

Puccini *

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacomo Puccini. Centro Studie
Puccini biography.
Puccini operas and synopses.
Tosca libretto, information, background.

R

Reviews *

Reviews, articles, features, webcasts, first nights, programmes.
The Opera Critic

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Royal Danish Opera

Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm.

V

Versailles

L’Opéra of the Palace of Versailles
The history of opera at Versailles. Wikipedia entry.

The Royal Opera, Palace of Versailles.t
Vienna

Vienna State Opera

Weiner Staatsoper

Wikipedia encyclopedia entry on opera and opera singers.

S

Singers: famous opera singers

Opera singer fan pages.

Home Pages of people professionally connected with opera.
Web pages which have been provided either by the individuals themselves or by their agencies.

Open Directory Project web index of opera singers.

Stockhousen, Karlheinz

Stockhousen, Karlheinz. Karlheinz Stockhousen homepage.

Strauss, Richard

Strauss, Richard. Richard Strauss

T

Tchaikovsky, Pytor Illyich

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s  operas.

V

Verdi, Giuseppe (Fortunino Francesco) *

Giuseppe Verdi. Verdi Festival, Giuseppe Verdi Cultural Society.
Giuseppe Verdi
A directory of Verdi operas: libretti, synopses, premiere dates and places, early singers. Stanford University
Giuseppe Verdi
Wikipedia entry.
Portale Giuseppe Verdi
Bibliography, Discography, Images of Operas
Giuseppe Verdi
Material from Opera Glass including list of operas, librettists and texts, important dates, creators of roles, portraits, discography, links.

Video *

Opera on 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.
This release includes 291 works, equaling 500 hours.

Royal Opera House YouTube video channel.

Vienna *

Opera houses in Vienna. About Vienna

Volksoper

Wiener Staatsoper/The Vienna Opera

W

Wagner, Richard. Richard Wagner *

Symbols in Wagner’s  The Ring of the Nibelung
Educational site devoted to The Ring (University of Texas).
Libretto of The Ring Cycle. Translation by Frederick Jameson.
Richard Wagner Archive
Der Ring des Nibelungen. Plot synopsis (in English).
The Tristan chord.
Wikipedia entry.
Wagner Opera Blog
Wagner on the Web. Wagner web sites.

Orchestras *

See: Orchestras

OrchestraNet World Directory of Music and Orchestras (includes a music webring)

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