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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 e-mail.

Please note that this list includes international as well as domestic sites. You may experience some delays accessing some of them.

Opera Companies

Austin Lyric Opera

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.

Beijing Opera Page

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 Opera.

Central City Opera

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.

Cincinnati Opera

The Cincinnati Opera site in Ohio offers information regarding the General Director, their history, activities, current season and resources. They welcome comments and suggestions.

Dicapo Opera Theater

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.

Edinboro University of PA Opera

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.

Edmonton 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.

English National Opera

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

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.

Freiburger Theater

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.

Houston Grand Opera

Includes information on the current season, the company, their educational programs, directions, parking maps, etceteras. Tickets may be purchased online.

Huntsville Opera Theater

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.

Livermore Valley 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 productions.

Los Angeles Opera

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; and more.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

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.

Metropolitan Opera

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 Orleans Opera Association

This site gives a view of the current season.

New York City Opera Online

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.

Opera Australia

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 Factory

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."

Opera League of New Hampshire

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!

Opera Memphis

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 Pacific

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 synopses.

Opera San Jose

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.

Operissimo

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.)

The Pittsburgh Opera

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.

Prism 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 synopses.

Reading University Opera

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 (Unofficial Site)
Royal Opera House (Official Site)

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 mailing list.

San Francisco Opera

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.

Santa Fe Opera Home Page

"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.

Sarasota Opera

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.)

The Sydney Opera House

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.

Tulsa Opera Brings Music to Life

"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.

Vancouver Opera

Nice new site answers all your questions about the Vancouver Opera and their current season.

West Bay Opera

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.

Woodland Opera House

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

Opera-L Home Page

The experimental OPERA-L server link site. It includes links to recorded Opera, composers, synopses, biographies and more.

Opera-L Pictures, Biographies, & 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.

Opera-L Archives

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.

Arioso

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!

BMG Classical Music Service

One of the Arizona Opera Virtual Opera House advertisers, BMG is a monthly CD club that caters to different musical tastes.

Callas Divina

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.]

Cecilia Bartoli FanWeb

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 Insites

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.

Classical Music Links - WPRB WWW Music Index

A link site that includes choral ensembles, composers, opera sites, sound tracks, texts and timelines.

Classical Net

A UK site dedicated to CD sales, Classical Net also provides quite a bit of information. Their Composers page includes biographical information on Delibes, Gounod, W.A. Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Richard Strauss , Verdi, and Wagner. There are also sound clips of some of the more famous works. Of course, visitors may then purchase the related CDs online.

Elius Books

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.

Hotlist: Music (Opera)

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.

Info on opera houses and companies

At this site, you will find international links and an opportunity to help build the site with your favorite opera house!

Lucia Valentini Terrani

Alfonso Antoniozzi's memorial to Lucia Valentini Terrani, hosted by OperaWeb. Also available in Italian.

Northwest Opera Schedules
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 America

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 Houses of the World

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.

Opera Index - Field notes of a rookie opera lover

This is a diary by a lover of opera.

The Opera Schedule Server

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.

Opera World - (Commercial Site)

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

Operabase is the database for opera houses, festivals, performances, monthly highlights, artists, biographies and reviews.

OperaGlass

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.

OperaWeb Homepage

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 great site!

Theatres - New York, London, Toronto and International

Clair Sedore's archive of historical notes on theatres. Break out your 21"+ monitor and have a look!

The Virtual Opera House

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

Classical Net's entry on Richard Wagner.

DECOY Wagner Page

A simple biography of Richard Wager.

Monsalvat

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.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner

Operaglass composer info - nice list of premier dates and an engraving of Richard Wagner.

Wotan's Opera Pages

Richard Wagner Site, includes a link to a hypertext synopsis of the Ring Cycle, and a Wagnerian discussion group.

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 web.

Arizona Opera Sponsors

We have a separate page with links to our corporate sponsors' sites.

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