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Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater

How to research the history, performance, and criticism of western opera (e.g., opera buffa, opera seria), operetta, and musicals.

CDs and DVDs (LPs and VHS)

Use the UCLA Library Catalog to find CDs and DVDs of opera/operetta/musical theatre recordings.To find CDs (or LPs) limit your keyword, author or title search to "sound recordings." To find DVDs (or VHS) limit your keyword, author or title search to "visual materials." 

Online Audio and Audio-Visual Materials

UCLA offers several music audio/audio-visual databases that are searchable by composer or title.

Online Audio

Online Audio-Visual

An American in Paris, 1951

Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron in 'An American in Paris'

This image is part of the Motion Picture Stills, 1903-- collection. You can view a larger version of this image, or other filmed musical stills in this collection via the UCLA Library Digital Collections