895 New Libretti Scans Added to OPBS

  • October 11, 2013
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BYU recently completed a major project to scan a large collection of opera and ballet libretti acquired from Lisa Cox in 2009. The titles range from the mid 18th century to the early 20th century. While the majority of the titles correspond with Italian productions, many French and English sources are also represented. The synopsis for 222 ballets are especially noteworthy because they are rare and offer detailed explanations of the plots and elements of staging. This addition to the index now brings the libretti listings to a total of more than 1,300 titles. Indexing for other libretti from BYU holdings and an important collection from the Archives de la Ville de Bruxelles will appear in the index soon.

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