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Opera History and Literature

Specialized resources for research in opera.

Streaming Video: Operas on

Ball State Libraries' database subscriptions include Kanopy streaming video, available at or from the Libraries' home page: >> Databases >> Databases by Title, A-Z >> K  (Log in is required from off campus)

Composer Title Compay, Year
Beethoven Fidelio Glyndebourne, 1979
Bizet Carmen Covent Garden, 1991
Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado D'Oyly Carte, 1966
Glass Satyagraha Stuttgart, 1983
Monteverdi L'Orfeo Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceau, 2002
Mozart Così fan Tutte Zurich, 2000
Puccini La Bohème San Francisco Opera, 1988
Verdi Aida Teatro del Maggio Musicale Florentino, 2011
Verdi Falstaff Aix-en-Provence, 2002


Opera Online on YouTube

Some opera companies have active YouTube channels with arias, interviews, and more:

United States & Canadian Opera Companies:

Other Opera Companies:

EuroArtsChannel is an independent producer and rights holder of audio-visual classical music programs: