Other Opera Sites
Here are a few other opera-related sites with some brief review. Eventually, the
list will be sorted for easier browsing. If you know of sites that aren't on this
list but, should be or, if there are any problems with these links, please send us
Please note that this list includes international as well as domestic sites. You may
experience some delays accessing some of them.
Austin Lyric Opera
Beijing Opera Page
Austin's first professional opera company produces three major
operas between November and March each year. The site has information on the current season's
productions, ALO itself, events, education programs, and online ticket sales.
Central City Opera
This is a neat site! Follow this link for the history of the Beijing Opera.
You'll be introduced to the highest form of expression in the Chinese culture.
How many branches of Chinese Opera are there? (Hint: over 1,000) What are the
famous Eight Model Plays? When was the Cultural Revolution? For answers to
these questions and information on the Plum Blossom Awards, music, face painting,
costumes, properties, artists, stories and more, enter the site of the Beijing
Tucked in the mountains just west of Denver, you'll find a splendidly
restored Victorian jewel, the 1878 Central City Opera House. Information about this
season's performances, special events, and online ticket sales are available at the site.
Dicapo Opera Theater
The Cincinnati Opera site in Ohio offers information regarding the General
Director, their history, activities, current season and resources. They
welcome comments and suggestions.
Edinboro University of PA Opera
A recently-remodeled theater presenting opera in New York, NY. The site
provides notes on the current season, special events, coming attractions, their
young artists program, children's chorus, renting the theater, and more.
Research projects are welcomed here at
the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. You can browse through them or
click on a site from their link list.
English National Opera
The website of Alberta, Canada's Edmonton Opera provides information on
the current season lineup, special events, and the history of the company. Although there are no
online ticket sales, pricing, seating charts, and order forms are provided.
The Florentine Opera Company
Follow this link to a brief history about the largest theatre in London and
a link to the English National Ballet.
The Florentine Opera Company has been presenting the fine art of opera to
Milwaukee, Wisconsin audiences for over six decades. Their excellent foray into the 'net includes
information on the current season and other events, how to purchase tickets, their history,
and their Opera Club.
Houston Grand Opera
Visit Germany through the Freiburger Theater. You can view this site in
English, German or French! Whether you want to know about the city of Freiburg, the
history, "Private-Eye-On-Art," The Freiburg Philharmonic
(Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg)
or Opera and Operettas, this site covers all the bases.
Huntsville Opera Theater
Includes information on the current season, the company, their educational programs, directions, parking maps, etceteras. Tickets may be purchased online.
Livermore Valley Opera
A volunteer, non-profit organization in Alabama dedicated to the production of
grand opera. Its purpose is to provide opportunity for local singers,
instrumentalists, designers, directors and technicians to perform. This site also
gives a performance history.
Los Angeles Opera
This site has basic information for the Livermore Valley Opera, located in the
Tri-Valley area of California, about 60 miles East of San Francisco, and it's current
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Everything you want to know about the L.A. Opera: schedules, casting, and
synopses for the current and past seasons; a calendar of events, parking information;
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
This site provides information on their current season, cast, ticketing,
special events, education programs, history of the company and the Civic Opera House
where they perform.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City has been producing operas for over forty years.
Their site provides extensive information on their company, including productions, programs,
auxiliary groups, and sponsors.
New Orleans Opera Association
This is the Internet foray of one of the oldest and largest opera companies in the United states. The site includes a season schedule, production information, synopses, the
Texaco-Metropolitan radio broadcast schedule, press releases, a trivia game, and extensive
historical notes. Tickets are available online. The
Metropolitan Opera Guild section
includes an online opera shop and information about educational programs.
New York City Opera Online
This site gives a view of the current season.
This site provides access to a dazzling array of performances scheduled for the
current season. You can also be victorious or stumped with their "City Opera
Quiz," or visit other links to the Opera World.
The site includes information about the current season (at both
the Sydney Opera House and the Victorian Arts Center) and how to contact
Opera Australia. Tickets are available online.
Opera League of New Hampshire
Located in London and a mix of classic repertoire and new
work, Opera Factory has been presenting for the past 14 years. This site
will show you how to be a friend of Opera Factory, tell you about their
education program and Summer school. You can also find out about their tours
and read up on "Tales from the Rehearsal Room."
The Opera League Of New Hampshire gives you brief synopses of the current season as well as the highlights of the past season. You can find out about the
Children's Opera Program, becoming a member, and other opera links from
around the world. They welcome suggestions and feedback!
Surf back in time through the history of Opera Memphis. Learn about the fires
that destroyed the two Tennessee Opera Houses and the different Opera Companies
that toured there. Stumped on the pronunciation for the name of an opera or composer?
Checkout their "Pronouncing Dictionary!"
Opera San Jose
To find out about the 12 story, 3,000 seat, 3 tier, asymmetrical Segerstrom Hall,
click Opera Pacific's link. The "State of the Art" Orange County
Performing Arts Center is delivered to you on the site via a diagram, map and
photo. You can also read up on the current season and peruse some well-written
At this site, you'll find synopses of operas for the current season
with cast biographies, information on education and outreach programs, and
notes on area restaurants.
The Pittsburgh Opera
This site, based in Zurich, Switzerland, presents a comprehensive
database of operas, composers, performers, recordings, and performances. Mainly, these are
cross-linked lists (i.e. composer pages have links to opera pages for that composer's operas,
opera pages list performers prepared for that opera's roles, linked performer pages list roles for
which that performer is prepared, etceteras.)
To find out about the history of the Steel City's Opera, check out this site.
You will also discover information on the current season, the city of Pittsburgh,
and the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.
Reading University Opera
Established in 1995, the Prism Opera was founded on the ensemble
philosophy of Opera productions. Singers are cast on how well they work as a
part of the whole opera, not just their own part. Here you can find out
about the objectives behind the Prism Opera's growth, the current season, and
Royal Opera House (Unofficial Site)
This site offers a cataloged of previous
productions, a section on how the website is changing, frequently asked
questions, how to contact and join, and it provides a biography from one of
the members of the Reading University Society.
Royal Opera House (Official Site)
San Francisco Opera
The third theatre to be built on the Covent Garden site, The Royal Opera House,
opened in 1892. This site will give you a complete history, directions, past and
present seasons, information on the Royal Ballet, ticket prices and theatre
capacity. They also offer leaflets in 5 languages, and a chance to join their
Santa Fe Opera Home Page
I don't think it's possible to not like something here.
San Francisco Opera shows you their amazing season at this site. Not only do
they offer familiar classics, but also "Pacific Visions," unusual
repertoire. You can learn about the history, the rebuilding process, and
opera in the park.
"Let the enchantment begin" ... at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico.
Visit this site to find the Summer celebration! Some hilights: an upcoming season, a gala
celebration, picnics, suppers, shuttles, discounts, ordering information, posters,
apprentice and intern programs as well as info on other festivals to attend in Santa Fe.
Infrared hearing devices, TDD services and Braille synopses available.
The Sydney Opera House
Quite a thorough web site. The Sarasota Opera in Florida is a restored
building originally constructed in 1926. The hall is now on the Historical Register
and hosts everything from Opera to comedy shows with clowns. The site provides a
full Opera calendar and some excellent synopses. Also you can find out
about the Youth Opera Festival (Opera performed by children) and the Masterworks
Revival Series (dedicated to bringing lesser-known operas out of obscurity.)
Tulsa Opera Brings Music to Life
This site tells a bit about the Sydney Opera House and the
architect. The Sydney Opera House is one venue of Opera Australia, the
result of the merger of the Australian Opera and the Victorian State Opera. You can also
find out about tours, ticket prices, and the current schedule.
"The thrill of attending an Opera is like sharing your most
intimate thoughts and passions with strangers ..." according to Carol I.
Crawford from Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma. At this site you'll find the current
season, background on specific operas, artist biographies, reviews, opera
news, ticket info and a section titled "What is Opera?" - an overview of what goes
into, and what you get out of opera.
West Bay Opera
Nice new site answers all your questions about the Vancouver Opera
and their current season.
Woodland Opera House
The second oldest opera company in the San Francisco Bay
Area presents 18 performances of 3 fully staged productions per season. Here
you'll find current productions, opera synopses, reviews, awards and an
impressive link page to other operas.
In the heart of California's Sacramento Valley is the
Woodland Opera House. Declared a State Historic Park in 1981, it currently
holds opera, music, dance and other productions. The current season,
driving directions, school outreach, special events, brief
synopses and ticket information can be found here.
Opera-L Home Page
Opera-L Pictures, Biographies, & More
The experimental OPERA-L server link site. It includes links to
recorded Opera, composers, synopses, biographies and more.
This is an archive of people, files, related sites and list server information from the Opera-L Mailing list with pictures, biographies and a few other things.
This page links to the actual archived discussions on OPERA-L,
the opera mailing list. There are also tools to search the archive, post to the list, and
subscribe or unsubscribe.
Other Opera-Related Sites
ARA's Opera Page
Here is a site that gives links to a variety of opera
related pages. Information is available on Edinboro University, Opera
Column, Surveys, Opera Glossaries, Opera Houses and Companies, Artists and more.
BMG Classical Music Service
Arioso On-Line Business Directory of Concert Music is classical
music's new concise source for information on performing arts organizations,
individual concert soloists, touring ensembles, foundations, competitions, and
industry-related services. With more than 5300 listings and a powerful search engine,
this is where your organization or artist page should be!
One of the Arizona Opera Virtual Opera House advertisers, BMG
is a monthly CD club that caters to different musical tastes.
Cecilia Bartoli FanWeb
This site's mission is to introduce young people around the world to the art
of Maria Callas and the beauty of opera. Here you will find "thousands of
unpublished images, exclusive testimonies, links to over 120 other opera sites,
the Callas Gallery of personal objects that belonged to Maria Callas,
exclusive records and videos, official and unofficial Discography and bibliography,
and Kodak Photo CD Portfolios of Maria Callas" [presumably for sale.]
The largest repository of information about famed opera diva Cecilia Bartoli on
the 'net. Includes a complete discography, information on performances, pictures, sound clips,
press clippings, links to fan web pages, and even a live chat.
Classical Music Links - WPRB WWW Music Index
Here on Classical Insites you'll find a highlight section with varying features changing as the events come and go: Reviews, recommendations, ratings, cybercasts, a site guide,
artist hall of fame and a radio station.
A link site that includes choral ensembles, composers,
opera sites, sound tracks, texts and timelines.
A UK site dedicated to CD sales, Classical Net also provides quite a bit of information.
Their Composers page
includes biographical information on
Richard Strauss ,
and Wagner. There
are also sound clips of some of the more famous works. Of course, visitors may then purchase the
related CDs online.
Hotlist: Music (Opera)
A specialist publishing house offering just one unique book
per year. This year's book (1999,) three years in preparation, is An
Affinity with Gustav Mahler.
Info on opera houses and companies
Unfortunately, 28 out of the 63 links to this site have either moved, are
not found, or are not available. This site offers links to Opera (4 out of
14 are available), Classical (4 out of 7 are available), Jazz (3 out of 4
are available), Reggae (3 out of 4 available), Instruments (8 out if 12
available), Gregorian Chant (1 out of 2 available), Miscellaneous (6 out 8
are available) which includes Traditional Music and Dance Probability Hotlist,
Music Calendar and Samples, Celtic Music, and Acid Jazz; Teacher Resources
(4 out of 10 are available.) Although this is a great collection, the dead
links are frustrating.
Lucia Valentini Terrani
At this site, you will find
international links and an opportunity to help build the site with your
favorite opera house!
Northwest Opera Schedules
Alfonso Antoniozzi's memorial to Lucia Valentini Terrani, hosted by OperaWeb.
Also available in Italian.
This is a page of links divided by sections:
Northwest, Worldwide, and others.
OEI, Opera Education International
Here you will find many opportunities to learn—through listening, through reading, and through travel—about the Super-Art of opera, from one of the most noted
authorities and teachers in the field, Michael Barclay.
Opera Houses of the World
It's nice to see a site dedicated to news and figures regarding opera. The
sources of information are restricted to Opera America and the NEA. Based in
Washington DC, Opera America touches many aspects of opera: advocacy
and awareness programs, schedules and databases, publications, membership,
education, benefits and services.
Opera Houses of the World
A partial-but-extensive listing of opera houses with websites.
Opera Index - Field notes of a rookie opera lover
At this site, you will find a general index for
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America, South America, Scandinavia,
Eastern Europe, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Netherlands,
Belgium, Australia, Middle East.
The Opera Schedule Server
This is a diary by a
lover of opera.
Opera World - (Commercial Site)
This site has been set up to serve opera lovers
in the Internet community. It attempts to satisfy the demand for information
regarding different opera companies.
What do you want to buy? Video cassettes? Laserdiscs? CD's?
Books? You will find those items at Opera World. Contact them for a free 48
page catalog containing over 800 items plus a section with additional links.
Their http://www.operaworld.com/special/broadcast.shtmlOpera Booth section has a
listing of opera broadcasts on television, radio, and the Internet and a library of
background information for many operas.
Operabase is the database for opera houses, festivals, performances, monthly
highlights, artists, biographies and reviews.
Here is a link where you can answer questions regarding
performance histories, synopses, libretti, discographies. You will also find
pictures, pointers, fan pages, unanswered questions, reviews and commemorations.
Theatres - New York, London, Toronto and International
First shown in Italian, but available in English, this site has won multiple
awards: Yahoo, Reader's Digest, Chicago Sun Times and more have noticed and
acknowledged what the site offers. It is indeed worth a visit. It offers many
different bits of information ranging from "Opera Guiness" to
"The Maestro's Corner." Whether you seek information about Operas,
singers, reviews, history, or opera karaoke click here. Interesting
reading and always welcoming your questions and comments, Opera Web is a
The Virtual Opera House
Clair Sedore's archive of historical notes on
theatres. Break out your 21"+ monitor and have a look!
Not a scary place. When greeted by frightening
looking writing and warnings for the purists of the world, if you dare to
venture on you will find quite an exciting site! A great sense of humor was
taken advantage of in the creation of this page. You'll find Opera Goodies,
Legends and Lore, a section on getting to The Heart of Opera... and a lot more!
Other Richard Wagner Sites
Basic Repertoire List
DECOY Wagner Page
Classical Net's entry on Richard Wagner.
A simple biography of Richard Wager.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner
This site is dedicated to Wagner's last work, a music-drama titled
Parsifal. There is a synopsis, extensive academic background,
and some interesting graphics.
Wotan's Opera Pages
Operaglass composer info - nice list of premier dates and an engraving of Richard Wagner.
Richard Wagner Site, includes a link to a hypertext synopsis of the Ring Cycle, and a Wagnerian
Other Arizona Sites
Phoenix Flower Shops
The official flower shop of Arizona Opera. Nine locations and
delivery valleywide. Select from their catalog and order by phone or on the
Arizona Opera Sponsors
We have a separate page with links to our corporate sponsors' sites.
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