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OperaGlass

If you can't remember a particular aria from Gounod's "Faust" or a certain detail from the song contest at Wartburg, this site dedicated to opera may be just the ticket. Created and maintained by Rick Bogart, a research scientist at Stanford, the site provides access to libretti, source texts, performance histories, synopses, discographies, and so on. The site also contains an opera information...

http://opera.stanford.edu/
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Library of Congress: A Night at the Opera

This fine site was created by the Library of Congress to complement an in-situ exhibit of collected items related to the world of opera. The exhibit was also meant to commemorate the bicentennials of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, both born in 1813. With sections featuring Richard Wagner and German Opera, Giuseppe Verdi and Italian Opera, and Beyond Verdi and Wagner, the collection...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/night-at-the-opera/