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BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet

This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello activ...



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Printed libretto, 8 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Giuseppe, 1820-1892, composer; Ranzato, Virgilio, 1882-1937, composer
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Printed libretto, 22 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Carlo (pseud. Leon Bard), 1869-1959, composer; Franci, Arturo, librettist; Vizzotto, Carlo, librettist
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Printed libretto, 23 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer; Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911, librettist
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Printed libretto, 32 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835, composer; Maggioni, Manfredo J., librettist
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Printed libretto, 57 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899, composer; Haffner, Carl, 1804-1876, librettist; Genée, Richard, 1823-1895, librettist; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863–1933, translator
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Printed libretto, 52 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 312 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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"Issued daily, shells permitting"
Topic: South African War, 1899-1902
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bolsène, Armand, fl. ca. 1920, composer
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Manuscript full score
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Duport, Paul (pseud. Paulin), 1798-1866, librettist; des Vergers, Joseph Marin Adolphe Noël, 1805-1867, librettist; Varin, Charles, 1798-1869, librettist
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Printed libretto, 52 p. Représenté pour la première fois à Paris, sur le Théâtre du Gymnase-Dramatique, le 23 octobre 1833
Topic: Vaudevilles
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912, composer; Mendés, Catulle, 1841-1909, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 352, "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 286 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rossini, Gioachino, 1792-1868, composer; Sterbini, Cesare, 1783-1851, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator; after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais, 1732-1799
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Printed piano vocal score, 328 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kálmán, Emmerich, 1882-1953, composer; Stein, Leo Walter, 1866-1930, librettist; Ienbach, Bella, librettist; Zangarini, Carlo, 1874-1943, translator
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Printed libretto, 47 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826, composer; Planché, James Robinson, 1796-1880
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Printed libretto, 51 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich, 1833-1887, composer; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich, 1833-1887, librettist
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Piano-vocal score with mise en scene
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Courcy, Frédéric Charlot de, 1796-1862, librettist
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Printed libretto, 48 p. Représentée pour la première fois à Paris sur le Théâtre de Madame, par les comédiens ordinaires de S.A.R. le 26 mai 1826
Topic: Vaudevilles
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945, composer; Targioni-Tozzetti, Giovanni, 1863-1934, librettist; Menasci, Guido, 1867-1925, librettist; Milliet, Paul, 1848-1924, translator
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Printed libretto, 35 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924, composer
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Printed libretto, 61 p., “Courtesy of Wright Thurston”
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, composer; Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, librettist; after Leopold Florian Meissner, 1835-1895
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Printed libretto, 23 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838. lbt; Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro
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Based on: Mariage de Figaro / Pierre Augustin Beaumarchais
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 238 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848, composer
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Printed libretto, 121 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; after Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870
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Printed piano vocal score, 391 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Jommelli, Niccolò, 1714-1774, composer; Metastasio (Trapassi, Pietro Antonio Domenico), 1698-1782, librettist
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Printed libretto, 15 p.
Topic: Oratorios
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 282 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948, composer; Bodanzky, Robert (pseud. Danton), 1879-1923, librettist; Willner, Alfred Maria, 1859-1929, librettist
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Printed libretto, 40 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; Dohm, Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst, 1819-1883, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 203 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Gounod, Charles-François, 1818-1893, composer
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Set of print and manuscript orchestral parts
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rota, Giuseppe, 1823-1865, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 16 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lalo, Edouard, 1823-1892, composer; Nuitter, Charles-Louis-Étienne, 1828-1899, librettist; Petipa, Victor Marius Alphonse, 1818-1910, choreographer
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Printed piano score, 122 p., Arranged for piano, 2 hands. George Verdak Collection
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918, composer; Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949, librettist
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Printed score, 409 p. plate number: E. 1418. F.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer; Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893, librettist
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Printed libretto, 32 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Ewers, Hanns Heinz, 1871-1943, librettist; Henry, Marc, librettist; Albert, Eugen d', 1864-1932, composer
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Printed libretto, 59 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Boieldieu, François Adrien, 1775-1834, composer;Picard, Louis Benoît, 1769-1828, Dieulafoy, Michel, 1759-1823 and Longchamps, Charles de, 1768-1832, librettists
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Manuscript full score, not paginated
Topic: operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 311 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Delavigne, Germain, 1790-1868, librettist
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Printed full score, p. 920, John Laurence Seymour Collection
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 387 p., John Lawrence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by German, Edward, 1862-1936, composer; Hood, Basil Willett Charles, 1864-1917, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 120 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, 1714-1787, composer
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Printed libretto, 31 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Smetana, Bedrich, 1824-1884, composer; Sabina, Karel, 1813-1877, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 181 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 283 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lecocq, Charles, 1832-1918, composer; Clairville, Louis François, 1811-1879, librettist; Siraudin, Paul, 1813-1883, librettist; Koning, Victor, 1842-1894, librettist
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Printed libretto, 33 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist
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Printed libretto, 60 p. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, le 9 mars 1865 sur le Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra. Décoration de Rubé, Chaperon, Cambon, Despléchin. Ouvrage signé J. Manninckx.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891, composer; Nuitter, Charles-Louis-Étienne, 1828-1899, librettist; Saint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870, choreographer
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Printed piano score, 152 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912, composer; Cain, Henri, 1857-1937, librettist; after Charles Perrault, 1628-1703; Galli, Amintore, 1845-1919, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 363 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rossini, Gioachino, 1792-1868, composer; Sterbini, Cesare, 1783-1851, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 328 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912, composer; Milliet, Paul, 1848-1924, librettist; Hartmann, Georges, 1843-1900, librettist
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Manuscript full score, 465 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist; after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
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Printed score, 556 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Hersee, Henry, 1820-1896 (trans.)
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Printed libretto, 35 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Gumbert, Ferdinand, 1818-1896, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 328 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838, librettist; Levi, Hermann, 1839-1900, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 362 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Santo-Mango, R., librettist; Williams, Thomas John, 1824-1874, librettist
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Printed libretto, 92 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript full score, unpaginated, Premiered at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples, Summer 1773. Although the title page reads L'innocenza fortunata, this score matches Robinson's description of La semplice fortunata, a Neapolitan reworking of L'innocente fortunata. Source: Robinson's Paisiello thematic catalogue, 1.38 Musikantiquariat Dr. Ulrich Drüner acquisition, 2006 From the Collection of Marie-Louis Fidèle de Talleyrand-Perigord
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist
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Printed libretto, 63 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Alwyn, William, 1905-1985, librettist; after August Strindberg, 1849-1912
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Printed libretto, 64 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Gounod, Charles-François, 1818-1893, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; after Frédéric Mistral, 1830-1914
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Printed libretto, 60 p., with mise en scene. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891, composer; Vilbac, Renaud de, 1829-1884, librettist
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Printed piano score, 249 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer
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Printed libretto, 131 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist
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Printed libretto, 70 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Cormon, Eugène, 1810-1903, librettist; Hartmann, Ludwig, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 165 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842, composer; Bouilly, Jean Nicolas, 1763-1842, librettist; Schmieder, Heinrich Gottlieb, 1763-1828, translator; Kleinmichel, Richard, 1846-1901, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 150 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer; Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 137 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Enna, August, 1859-1939, composer; Ipsen, Peter Alfred Buntzen,1852-1922, librettist; after Arthur Fitger, 1840-1909
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Printed libretto, 16 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Champein, Stanislas, 1753-1830, composer; Boissel de Monville, Thomas-Charles-Gaston, 1763-1832, librettist
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Printed libretto, 35 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 197 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Shield, William, 1748-1829, composer; O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 30 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Delavigne, Germain, 1790-1868, librettist; Pixis, Johann Peter, 1788-1874, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 407, Meyerbeer Collection
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Ronzani, Domenico, 1800-1868, choreographer
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Printed ballet, p.43-63, bound with Maria di Rohan
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed libretto, 30 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Cilea, Francesco, 1866-1950, composer; Zanardini, Angelo, 1820-1893, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 185, "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Pizzetti, Ildebrando, 1880-1968, composer; Belcari, Feo, 1410–1484, librettist
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Printed libretto, 29 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, composer; Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, librettist; Wilder, Victor van, 1835-1892, translator; Kleinmichel, Richard, 1846-1901, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, 340 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 300 p.
Topic: Operas