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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.

Databases

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Bibliographies

Reference Materials

The following list of reference materials—dictionaries/encyclopedias, databases, and bibliographies—is not exhaustive. Rather it gives you a point od departure for conducting independent research. Search the UCLA Library or Melvyl catalogs for more reference materials on opera, operetta, and/or musical theater.