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The Academy of Vocal Arts is the only tuition-free institution dedicated exclusively to the study of voice.

For Opera has profiles of legendary performers and composers, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Denyce Graves, and Cecilia Bartoli.

Opera America includes links to all the major opera houses in the United States and a catalog of publications designed specifically for teachers. These include

  • Music! Words! Opera!, a three-part set of instructional resource materials based on the work of master teachers and opera professionals. Designed for classroom use, the series provides everything a teacher needs. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ordering information.
  • EducationLink, Opera America’s bulletin, which is mailed to teachers, artists, principals, superintendents, and other administrative personnel across the United States and Canada. To subscribe, you must be an education member of Opera America ($80.00/year).

Operabase has biographies of 5,000 composers and 2,800 singers, a database of 500 opera houses and festivals, and opera resource pages.

U.S. Opera is dedicated to opera by American composers. It includes an extensive timeline of American opera and biographies of American composers.

Opera Glass includes information on composers and librettists, opera plot synopses, and a comprehensive page of opera links.

Opera Stuff lists links to opera resources, including individual singers’ home pages.

Soprano Central has a collection of biographies, pictures, and schedules of sopranos (and mezzos), past and present, from around the world.

Tenorland contains biographies (and some sound clips) of the world’s past and present tenors.

Biography.com includes many of the greats of opera among its mini-biographies of famous people. Simply type in the name.

Black Voices profiles numerous African-American singers, including opera greats.

Musician’s Gallery offers profiles of musicians and information about related services worldwide.

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