Arizona Opera has created this site, which includes synopses of operas
and brief composer biographies, as well as a terminology and pronunciation
Classical Music Website –
Glossary of musical terms provided by NAXOS, a supplier of recordings
and promoter of classical music.
Essentials of Music
This site provides basic information on classical music including eras,
composers and a glossary. From Sony Music and Norton, publishers.
Guide to U.S. Opera
Details the chronology and importance of American opera. This
site developed by Christopher Hapka, with sources listed.
From Radio Prague in the Czech Republic, this site provides an introduction
to the history of classical music and then includes sections on 5 eras
from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
Metropolitan Opera - Discover Opera
This site has "Stories of the Operas", which gives the plots
to the operas performed over the years by the Metropolitan Opera, the
creator of the site.
From Stanford University, Opera Glass offers links to composers, libretti
and synopses of operas.
Free classical sheet music for over 70 classical composers organized
by composer, instrument or song type. Selections are arranged by Anne
Christopherson, associate of the Royal College of Music, London, and
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