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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.

Character-Background Research

Conducting research on operatic characters including their age, back story, and specific knowledge can reveal information about their motives, feelings, and decisions.

Published librettos are available in the ML50s (on the main floor near the photocopy room), and often give detailed translations PLUS introductions written by scholars who provide historical context and other relevant background material. Example: