Using this search box or the search box on the library's homepage, you can find books (both in print and ebooks) and a selection of articles on composers & librettists, find CDs or LPs of recordings, and find items that may be on Reserve. You will also have access to information on sources from other libraries worldwide.
The NNU library has a good selection of books regarding composers and their lives. Look for a specific composer. Most books that fall into this category are shelved in the ML410. Books containing multiple composers can be found at ML390
Go to the reference section of the library's collection from PA - PG and you'll find dictionaries, many of which are English/language combinations for Italian, German, Spanish, French, and Latin.
Collins foreign language dictionaries in Credo eReference collection. These can be downloaded onto you computer and used as needed or browsed with any internet connection.
Use the search box below and try searching for your specific term or name of composer/lyricist. Below are only a few examples that are retrieved when the term "librettist" was searched. Other search terms could include: composer, lyricist, opera, lyric poetry.
Ebook Central includes 30 titles in its Opera Classics Library. Each ebook includes information about the provenance, commentary, and analysis for the opera as well as the libretto with translation. You'll find works by Puccini, Strauss, Verdi, Mozart, Wagner, and others.
You'll also find libretti in the Naxos Music Library database.
Go to RESOURCES > OPERA > LIBRETTI