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Center Stage: Opera on DVD
Tosca poster opera definition
1. n. A drama set to music and made up of vocal pieces with orchestral accompaniment and orchestral overtures and interludes.


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Need more opera? Look in JAXCAT for available recordings on compact disc and videocassette, and for printed music scores.

Opera in English

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Leonard Bernstein

Benjamin Britten

Gaetano Donizetti

John Gay

George Gershwin

Gilbert & Sullivan

George Frideric Handel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Franz Lehár

Gian Carlo Menotti

Andre Previn

Henry Purcell

Igor Stravinsky

Kurt Weill

French Opera

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Hector Berlioz

Georges Bizet

Claude Debussy

Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Charles Gounod

Jules Massenet

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Jacques Offenbach

Sergei Prokofiev

Maurice Ravel

Camille Saint-Saens

German Opera

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Alban Berg

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johann Strauss, Jr.




Richard Strauss

Richard Wagner

Carl Maria von Weber

Kurt Weill

Italian Opera

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Vincenzo Bellini

Emilio de'Cavalieri

Francesco Cilèa

Gaetano Donizetti

Umberto Giordano

Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Pietro Mascagni

Claudio Monteverdi

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Amilcare Ponchielli

Giacomo Puccini

Gioacchino Rossini

Giuseppe Verdi

Antonio Vivaldi

Riccardo Zandonai

Russian Opera

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Khovanshchina DVD case

Modest Nussorgsky

Sergei Prokofiev

Dmitri Shostakovich

Piotr Tchaikovsky

Other Operas

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Leos Janácek

To Place an Online Request:

1. CLICK the title link to view full record in Jaxcat for the specific opera you want

2. CLICK "Place a Hold"

3. LOGIN with your Library Card Number and *PIN

4. SELECT the pick-up location you want and click the SUBMIT HOLD button

The Library will notify you when the item is ready for check-out. Usually allow 5-10 days for available recordings, longer if the item is checked out, or if there is already a waiting list for the item

TIP: For same-day service, instead of placing an online hold request, telephone the Holdings Library and ask that an available title be set aside for you.