Below is a series of very useful links provided by one of our readers in the USA
History of Opera This New York Times article discusses history and
the development of the opera, while referencing a book by Carolyn Abbate
and Roger Parker.
A History of Opera: The Seductive Power of Song The Telegraph goes into detail about the beauty of opera, stating that the voice is the element that progresses it.
A Timeline of Opera Oxford gives a detailed timeline of opera history.
Metropolitan Opera This opera house details important moments in its history.
The Opera: A History The Met details art history through the years.
History, Performance, Theory From the 16th century to the reformation era, this article provides a detailed timeline of opera history.
Early History & Development of Opera This site explains opera, its origins and key elements.
20 Questions About Opera Readers are provided answers to 20 frequent questions about opera.
Introduction to Opera (PDF) Inquiring minds will receive a detailed explanation about opera and its many features.
Opera Composers Stanford provides a list of noted opera composers throughout the years.
Opera Composers: Past & Present Opera Arts provides resources of valuable information on the best composers, musicians and maestros throughout the centuries.
Opera Pronunciation Guide It pays to gain an understanding of opera. This site provides pronunciation guides and historical information on the art.
History of Italian Opera This library features a list of influential Italian opera composers.
Italian Composers Opera historians can read profiles on the greatest classical opera composers, including Bellini, Corelli and Donizetti.
Top 50 Operas The Guardian profiles the top 50 opera works of all time.
10 Operas You Need to Know The public radio station offers ten operas that they feel everyone should become familiar with.
100 Best Opera Classics All Music provides a list of the 100 best operas of all time.
Top 10 Opera Houses The magazine travels to Italy, Germany, Argentina, England, Russia and other locations in order to pinpoint the best opera houses in the world.
10 Greatest Opera Houses This travel and leisure publication details a number of excellent opera houses throughout the world.
Great Opera Houses of the World Pertinent information about the best opera houses throughout the world.
World's Greatest Opera Houses This magazine offers pictures of noteworthy houses from an opera enthusiast.
Opera & Its Many Elements (PDF) This detailed PDF document provides information on the many elements of opera. These operatic elements include story, act, scenes, choruses, ballets, duets and more.
Development of Opera (PDF) An in-depth article about the development of opera as well as opera singers.
Biography of Pavarotti A biography of Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most commercially successful opera singers of all time.
Maria Callas A biography of Maria Callas, a famous Greek opera singer in the early 1900s.