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PMU230: Topics in Vocal Performance

There are a number of great sources at the UTL to help you in your studies. This short, curated list of resources will help you get started on role study research.

Research Tips

There are a number of great sources to help you get started on role study research and for exploring opera performance in general. Here is short, curated list of some of the resources most directly relevant to your subject area and available online through the University of Toronto Libraries.

On the "Opera Research Tips" page you can find:

  • Score-Related Research
  • Language-Related Research
  • Story-Background Research
  • Production-Related Research
  • Character-Background Research
  • Composer-Related Research


On the "General Research Tips" page, you can find:

  • Search Tips
  • Music Research Databases
  • Encyclopaedias and Other Reference Works
  • How to Cite: The Chicago Manual of Style


You are welcome to reach out to the Music Library and get research help to explore your topic more in depth. You can get reference help at our Virtual Help Desk, M - F 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm. You're also welcome to make an appointment with me using the contact information on this page.