Links to other websites

  • Sites for and by collectors
    • La voce antica, fantastic website dedicated to opera singers active in provincial Italian theaters before the 1930s, containing chronological information, pictures, sound files and discographies, site managed by Roberto Marcocci. The wealth of information is incredible.
    • Russian-Records.com, owned by Yuri Bernikov; in its combination of stunning content (not least: rare recordings in technically fantastic transcriptions!), beautiful design and excellent usability, this is perhaps the very best website for the collector of historical operatic recordings.
    • Isoldes Liebestod, illustrated biographies of Wagner singers in German, English and Portuguese; never completed and unchanged for years, yet highly recommended
    • Website on Irish singers by Derek Walsh
    • Opera blog, in French
    • Opera vivrà, singer biographies, articles plus a (not very active) forum
    • Aufnahmenarchiv italienischer Opern, huge private archive of recordings of Italian opera, with sound examples

  • Sites on specific composers
    • Bach cantatas, a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J. S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works, contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics, as well as texts and translations, scores, articles and interviews, and short biographies of more than 1200 performers of Bach vocal works (singers, conductors, vocal and instrumental groups), Webmaster: Aryeh Oron
    • Richard Wagner Archives, site owned by Hannu Salmi
    • Verdi discography of complete opera recordings on LP and CD
    • Michael William Balfe, a comprehensive site on the British opera composer

  • CD producers and dealers
  • Discographical and biographical information
    • The Music Sack, the largest online collection of biographical data on musicians of all kinds
    • Opera Discography, the indispensable near-complete discography of all complete recordings of opera
    • Operissimo, contains all Kutsch/Riemens biographies (in German, though the site is otherwise in Italian)

  • Scores
  • General information
    • Operabase, the guide to present-day operatic life: what is on show in which theater, who is singing/conducting/producing, who is artist X's agent?
    • Opera fan pages, link collection
    • OperaGlass
    • Opera, British magazine with self-explanatory title
    • Classical.com, online classical music subscription offering listening, downloads, custom CDs, and a huge resource of entertaining information to expand your classical music knowledge, managed by Heather Buettner
    • Opera Stuff on the web (singers, links, opera houses, resources) by Keith Moulton
    • Orfeo nella rete, classical, contemporary, operatic music site by Stefania Navacchia

  • Special interest sites (opera-related of course)
    • Site containing NWC files for voice and piano transcribed by Albert Scerri. The bulk of these files are operatic and classical chosen to cater for all voices. NWC (NoteWorthy Composer Viewer) is a free viewer for *.nwc song files.
    • Opera & Language by Rochsane M. Taghikhani, diction coaching for opera singers: German, Italian, English. French and Spanish repertory

  • Singers
    • Martin Cooke's website. Baritone Martin Cooke talks about his career, with many interesting pictures, and with the best information available (with audio samples) on the Australian tenor Ken Neate, who was Cooke's teacher.
    • Jan Joris, website on the late Dutch baritone

  • Singing