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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.

Composer-Related Research

Biographical details as well as the social and political contexts of a composer's life can provide indications about how the composer and librettist intended the work to be produced and its historical, social and political meanings. 

History Textbooks are a great source for background information. Here are two examples:​

Composer Biographies:

Composer biographies are found in the ML410 section of the library and they are ordered alphabetically. Just browse by composer's last name! Here are two examples: