FolkLib Index - Opera Bibliography
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      This page lists books that might include information about Opera Singers (recording artists). Other books which contain information about multiple artists in all genres of music can be found on the Folk Music Bibliography page. Except as noted, all books are in dictionary format with operas, composers, terms and/or Singers listed in alphabetical order. As my primary interest here is in finding books with biographies, discographies and/or bibliographies for individual Opera Singers, each book entry has a note documenting which of this information is, or is not, included in each book. I am in the process of indexing all the biography entries in these books for Singers listed on the Opera Singer Index page.


"Owners" = Who owns, or owned, this reference book (see the complete code list in library)
{C} = Oshkosh Public Library -- {F} = Appleton Public Library
{I} = Forrest R. Polk Library, UW Oshkosh -- {U} = Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University, Appleton

Complete details in order by author and date (top/bottom of page)    Owners
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Hamilton, David. "The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive  {C}
#kq  Guide to the World of Opera", New York, London, Toronto, Sydney,
     Tokyo: Simon and Schuster, 1987, 415 p.,
     ISBN: 0-671-61732-X, LC: 87-9705 [782.103 M594]
     composers, opera subjects, Singer biographies
               
Hamilton, Mary. "A-Z of Opera", New York, Oxford, Sydney:               {C}
#kr  Facts On File, 1990, 223 p., ISBN: 0-8160-2340-9, LC: 90-3115 [782.103 H219a]
     composers, opera subjects, Singer biographies
               
Kobbe, Gustav (1857-1918), The Earl of Harewood. "The Definitive        {C}
#ks  Kobbe's Opera Book", New York: G.P. Putnam Sons, 1987, 1404 p.,
     ISBN: 0-399-13180-9, LC: 86-18705 [Ref: 782.13 K752d] 
     Gustav Kobbe
     composers, no discographies, no Singers
               
Mezzanote, Riccardo (ed). "The Simon and Schuster Book of the Opera",   {C}
#kt  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987, 512 p.,
     ISBN: 0-671-24886-3, LC: 79-1317 [Ref: 782.103 S596]
     opera titles, no discographies, no Singers
               
Rosenthal, Harold and John Warrack. "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of   {I}
#ko  Opera", London, New York and Melbourne: Oxford University Press,
     1979 (2nd ed.), 561 p., ISBN: 0-19-311318-X, LC: 79-318553
     (1st ed. 1964, 3rd ed. 1996) [Ref: ML 102.06 R67]
     Harold Rosenthal (1917-1987)
     composers, opera subjects, Singer biographies
               
Sadie, Stanley (ed), Christina Bashford (Mang. ed). "The New Grove      {I}
#kn  Dictionary of Opera", (4 volumes), London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.,
     1992, 5324 p., ISBN: 0-935859-92-6, LC: 92-36276 [Ref: ML 102.6 N5] 
     1. A-D 1296 p.  2. E-Lom 1315 p.  3. Lon-Rod 1371 p.  4. Roe-Z 1342 p.
     Wikipedia - Stanley Sadie (1930-2005)
     composers, opera subjects, Singer biographies, discographies and/or
     bibliographies
   2004, (4 volumes), 5448 p., Oxford University Press
     1: A-D, 2: E-Lom, 3: Lon-Rod, 4: Roe-Z
     ISBN: 0-19-522186-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-522186-2, LC: ?, UPC: ?
               
Sadie & Tyrrell. "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians"   {C}{I}
#km  (29 volumes), 2001 (see the General Bibliography)
     [Ref: 780.3 N532, Ref: ML 100 N48]
     (in Birthday/Bibliography entries: ",km1:134" = Vol. 1, page 134)
     Wikipedia
     composers, musical subjects, Singer biographies, discographies and/or
     bibliographies for all musical genres
               
Slonimsky, Kuhn & McIntire. "Baker's Biographical Dictionary   {A}{C}{F}{U}
#kv  of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians", 1997
     (see complete entry at Dictionary/Encyclopedia Bibliography)
     Theodore Baker (1851-1934), Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995)
     composers, operas, Singer biographies
               
Smith, Tim. "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music",      {C}
#ku  New York: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book, 2002, 249 p.,
     ISBN: 0-399-52795-8, LC: 2001-55162 [781.68 S662n]
     2 of the 9 chapters list composers and performers, but only one Singer
               
Warrack, John and Ewan West. "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera"   {C}
#kp  (3rd ed.) Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, 571 p.,
     (1st ed. 1964, 2nd ed. 1979), ISBN: 0-19-280028-0, LC: 95-20904 [782.103 W286c]
     composers, opera subjects, Singer biographies

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