Opera for Everyone: Learn about the History of this Dynamic Performance!

Have you had an interest in learning more about Opera? With your Santa Clara County Library Card, you get free access to The Oxford Handbook of Opera. This text captures the highly charged dynamic between opera and its audience, bringing the complexities of scholarship and the excitement of performance into the mainstream conversation. Fifty essays address an extensive range of topics, ranging from What is opera? to Divas and Divos to The Operatic Canon.

When you finish The Oxford Handbook of Opera, you can always access the best of classical music on Medici.tv. Stream concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes live & on demand with some of the most prestigious concert halls, opera houses and festivals around the world. Includes performance synopses, cast information, composer details, and more. All content is available for unlimited streaming. 

You can access all of this and more online 24/7 with your Santa Clara County Library card. Apply for one today!