Answered By: Andrea Wright Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016 Views: 5
Answered By: Andrea Wright
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016 Views: 5
There is no single place to look for opera librettos. Some places you might try include the following:
- Browsing the Operas-Librettos subject heading in the catalog. This tends to be the books in reference that include the librettos for entire genres or composers (sometimes not all works will be included.)
- Search the library catalog for [Name of Opera] and librett* but do not limit to score. Librettos that are published separately from the score are considered books.
- Consult the critical edition for scholarly material (M3, alphabetical by composer).
- For librettos of last resort, you might try looking at a CD liner notes for the entire work. These are not the most reliable resource and should only be used if the other options have not succeeded.