Grove Opera Indexes

Editor Stanley Sadie created these indexes for The New Grove Book of Operas (Macmillan, 1996; revised as The Grove Book of Operas, Oxford University Press, 2006). As he explained in the book’s preface, the indexes were designed to help readers find the opera they were looking for, however limited their points of reference:

"For the reader who wants to look up the Verdi opera whose name she or he can’t quite remember, there is an index by composer. For the reader who wants to look up the opera with Violetta in it, there is an index of character names; and for one who wants to look up the opera with a song called? Ah fors’ è lui’ or a cabaletta? Sempre libera degg’io,’ there is an index of aria titles."

These lists include links to all articles from this book, and will eventually include all opera articles in Grove Music Online.

Index of Opera Incipits

The index of opera incipits is a selective list of the first lines of arias, ensembles, and other pieces from the repertory, each one hyperlinked to the articles on the opera and composer from which it came.

Index of Opera Roles

The index of opera roles allows users to browse major opera roles from A to Z with ease, and includes hyperlinks to the operas, composers, and singers who created the roles.

Index of Operas under Composers

The index of operas under composers lists all operas covered in The Grove Book of Operas under the composers who wrote them, alphabetized by composer.