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BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet

This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello activ...



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Printed libretto, 8 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer; Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911, librettist
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Printed libretto, 32 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, composer; Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942, librettist; Jonson, Ben, d. 1637, librettist
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Printed libretto, 66 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899, composer; Haffner, Carl, 1804-1876, librettist; Genée, Richard, 1823-1895, librettist; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863–1933, translator
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Printed libretto, 52 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835, composer; Maggioni, Manfredo J., librettist
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Printed libretto, 57 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Ricci, Luigi, 1805-1859, composer; Ferretti, Jacopo, 1784-1852, librettist
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Printed libretto, 60 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lecocq, Charles, 1832-1918, composer; Clairville, Louis François, 1811-1879, librettist; Siraudin, Paul, 1813-1883, librettist; Koning, Victor, 1842-1894, librettist
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Printed libretto, 33 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838. lbt; Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro
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Based on: Mariage de Figaro / Pierre Augustin Beaumarchais
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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"Issued daily, shells permitting"
Topic: South African War, 1899-1902
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Marchetti, Filippo, 1831-1902, composer; D'Ormeville, Carlo, 1840-1924, librettist
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Printed libretto, 49 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, composer; Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, librettist; Glyn, Margareth, translator; Klindworth, Karl, 1830-1916, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, 277 p.
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Monckton, Lionel, 1861-1924, composer; Ross, Adrian, 1859-1933, librettist; Greenbank, Harry, 1865-1899, librettist; Rubens, Paul Alfred, 1875-1917, librettist; Rubens, Paul Alfred, 1875-1917, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 233 p.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Giuseppe, 1820-1892, composer; Ranzato, Virgilio, 1882-1937, composer
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Printed libretto, 22 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kálmán, Emmerich, 1882-1953, composer; Stein, Leo Walter, 1866-1930, librettist; Ienbach, Bella, librettist; Zangarini, Carlo, 1874-1943, translator
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Printed libretto, 47 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918, composer; Guinand, Édouard, b. 1838, librettist; Cox, Nita, translator
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Printed libretto, 25 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Cormon, Eugène, 1810-1903, librettist; Hartmann, Ludwig, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 165 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Auber, Daniel François Esprit, 1782-1871, composer
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Printed libretto, 69 p., “Courtesy of Wright Thurston”
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901; Cammarano, Salvatore, 1801-1852. Trovatore
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Méhul, Etienne-Nicolas, 1763-1817, composer; Hoffman, François-Benoît, 1760-1828, librettist
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Manuscript full score, 38 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 300 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948, composer; Stein, Leo Walter, 1866-1930, librettist; Léon, Victor, 1858-1940, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 149 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, composer; Lachmann, Hedwig, 1865-1918, librettist; after Oscar Wilde 1854-1900
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Printed libretto, 47 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848, composer; Sacchéro, Giacomo, d. 1875, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 208, John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Fiori, Ettore, 1824-1898, composer; Picchi, Ermanno, 1811-1856, librettist; Pozzesi, Gaspare, librettist
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Printed libretto, 48 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript full score, unpaginated, Premiered at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples, Summer 1773. Although the title page reads L'innocenza fortunata, this score matches Robinson's description of La semplice fortunata, a Neapolitan reworking of L'innocente fortunata. Source: Robinson's Paisiello thematic catalogue, 1.38 Musikantiquariat Dr. Ulrich Drüner acquisition, 2006 From the Collection of Marie-Louis Fidèle de Talleyrand-Perigord
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lortzing, Albert, 1801-1851, composer
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Printed libretto, 28 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Salieri, Antonio, 1750-1825, composer; Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786, librettist; Tschudi, Louis-Théodore de, 1734-1784, librettist
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Manuscript full score in 4 vols., not paginated
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Giaquinto, Giuseppe, d. 1881, composer; Dall’Argine, Costantino, 1842-1877, composer; Viena, Lorenzo, b. 1830, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 12 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Erlanger, Baron Frédéric d', 1868-1943, composer
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Printed libretto, 50 p. ""Courtesy of Wright Thurston"" Italian and English on facing pages. Synopsis in English: p. [2]
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Anonymous
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Manuscript set of orchestral parts
Topic: Vaudevilles
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Orefice, Giacomo, 1865-1922, composer; Cossa, Pietro, 1830-1881, librettist
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Milano: D. Coen
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
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On cover: Grand opera libretto
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Cantoni, Fieramonte, composer; Astolfi, Luigi, 1790-1860, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 4 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rossini, Gioachino, 1792-1868, composer; Sterbini, Cesare, 1783-1851, librettist; after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais, 1732-1799
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Printed libretto, 63 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Chabrier, Emmanuel, 1841-1894, composer; Messager, André, 1853-1929, arrnager
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Printed piano vocal score, 325 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Boieldieu, François Adrien, 1775-1834, composer
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Printed score, 341 p. plate number: 6379
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno, 1876-1948, composer; Pizzolato, Giuseppe, librettist; after Osvaldo Goldoni Carlo, 1707-1793
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Printed libretto, 111 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 286 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Words in German
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Duveyrier, Charles, 1803-1866, librettist; Potier, Henri Hippolyte, 1816-1878, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, 406 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Cormon, Eugène, 1810-1903, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 202 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Lists the contents of the collection of scores and performance materials from the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie with the date of first performance in Paris and in Brussels, composers, publishers and troupe. Manuscript note: "remis à la ville en 1907. Signifie arrivé aux Archives à cette date (n'est pas encore classé en juillet 1959)."
Topics: Operas, Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, composer; Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, librettist; after Leopold Florian Meissner, 1835-1895
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Printed libretto, 23 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Vincent, Charles, 1852-1934, composer; Vincent, Victor H., librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 63 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bruneau, Alfred, 1857-1934, composer; Bruneau, Alfred, 1857-1934, librettist; Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 273 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944, composer; Hanau, Cesare, librettist
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Printed libretto, 54 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; Dohm, Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst, 1819-1883, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 203 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Boito, Arrigo (pseud. Gorrio, Tobia), 1842-1918, composer; Boito, Arrigo (pseud. Gorrio, Tobia), 1842-1918, librettist; Bauditz, Sophus, 1850-1915, translator
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Printed libretto, 47 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Duveyrier, Anne-Honoré-Joseph (pseud. Mélesville), 1787-1865, composer
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Manuscript full score, various pagination
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Halévy, Fromental, 1799-1862, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Saint-Georges, Jules Henri Vernoy de, 1799-1875, librettist
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Set of print orchestral parts
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Perosi, Lorenzo, 1872-1956, composer
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Printed libretto, 16 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856, composer; Leuven, Adolphe de, 1800-1884, librettist; Brunswick, Léon Lévy, 1805-1859, librettist
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Printed libretto, 23 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838, librettist; Levi, Hermann, 1839-1900, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 362 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Coffey, Charles, d. 1745, librettist
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Printed libretto, 30 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston" One act. Dedication signed by the author, Charles Coffey. John Mottley is said to have collaborated, and Theophilus Cibber to have been responsible for this reduction of the original three acts to one. Based on Thomas Jevon's "The devil of a wife", 1686
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842, composer; Bouilly, Jean Nicolas, 1763-1842, librettist; Schmieder, Heinrich Gottlieb, 1763-1828, translator; Kleinmichel, Richard, 1846-1901, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 150 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, composer; Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 221 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer; Petrosellini, Giuseppe, 1729-1799, librettist
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Set of manuscript orchestral parts
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687, composer
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Printed reduced score, 216 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; after Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870
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Printed piano vocal score, 391 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed libretto, 23 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Carlo (pseud. Leon Bard), 1869-1959, composer; Franci, Arturo, librettist; Vizzotto, Carlo, librettist
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Printed libretto, 23 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wallace, William Vincent, 1812-1865, composer; Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873, librettist; Keach, Leon, b. 1893, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, 272 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paderewski, Ignacy Jan, 1860-1941, composer; Nossig, Alfred, librettist
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Printed libretto, 100 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Berton, Henri Montan, 1767–1844, composer; Picard, Léon, librettist; Fillette-Loraux, Claude-François, 1753-1821, librettist
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Printed full score, 203 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Pedrotti, Carlo, 1817-1893, composer; Bercanovich, Gualfredo, d.1871, librettist
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Printed libretto, 39 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Dall'Argine, Costantino, 1842-1877, composer; Monplaisir, Hippolyte, 1821-1877, choreographer; Marzagora, Cesare, 1828-1898, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 14 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Piis, Pierre Antoine Augustin de, 1755-1832, librettist
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Printed libretto, 43 p. Représenté pour la première fois, sur le Théâtre des Troubadours, le 17 ventose, an 8
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687, composer
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Printed full score, 230 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921, composer; Gallet, Louis, 1835-1898, librettist; after Paul Meurice, 1818-1905
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Printed piano vocal score, 391 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, composer; Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, librettist
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Piano-vocal score with mise en scène
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954, composer; Hanau, Cesare, librettist; Perrier, Paul, d. 1919, translator
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Printed libretto, 67 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer; Millaud, Albert, 1844-1892, librettist
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Printed libretto, 103 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topics: Operas, Ernest, Giletti, Comte, Pontefiascone, Frangipano, Bonaventura, Bonardo, Ricardo, Hôte,...
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901; Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918; Kalbeck, Max, 1850-1921; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Libretto
Topics: Operas, Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed libretto, 12p.
Topic: Ballets