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Sketch. Berta's dress. Rossini's Barber of Seville

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Barber of Seville : Costume : Berta" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1985.

Fury costume design

British Museum. "Hipermestra : Costume : Fury." Drawn by Stefano della Bella. 1658.

Robert le Diable : Character

Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Louis Gueymard (1822-1880) as Robert le Diable."  Painted by Gustave Courgbet. The Met : European Paintings." 1857.

Giuseppe Verdi & Friends

Europeana. "Verdi and friends at Monte Catini ." Photo by Tempestini.1899.

Drury Lane Theatre

Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drury Lane Theatre" Etched by Thomas Rowlandson.1808.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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DPLA : Digital Public Library of America

DPLA contains almost 30 million digitized images, texts, videos, and sounds from institutions across the US. View the item at DPLA or click through to the holding institution.

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Europeana contains over 50 million digitized items from over 10,000 cultural institutions in 27 EU countries. View the item at Europeana or click through to the holding institution.

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Paris Musées

Over 150,000 open-content, high-definition digital images available can be found at Paris Musées.


Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) is an international index of visual sources of music, dance, theatre and opera.

The Royal Opera House Collection Online

Material in the ROH Collections records the history of the three theatres that have stood on the Covent Garden site since 1732, and the performances that they have housed. The Collections are particularly comprehensive from 1946 and cover all activities including the work of the resident companies (both at Covent Garden and on tour), ROH2 and visiting companies.