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Opera Libretti and Stage Sets



Essex - contains a total of 903 libretti, mainly of nineteenth-century European operas. A few American items such as Bristow's Rip van Winkle and Damrosch's The Scarlet Letter are included. Most of the libretti are American imprints.

Tollefsen - contains 351 libretti and a substantial number of opera scores.

Mohr - unique to the Mohr collection are over two hundred original sketches of stage settings and costumes for European opera productions of the works of contemporary composers.

E-mail comments and inquiries about the Cinema Music to Therese Dickman at tdickma@siue.edu or call 618-650-2695.