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Opera: Images

Barber of Seville : Berta (1985)

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

Royal Opera at Versailles (c. 1770)

Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune. View of the Royal Opera at Versailles. c. 1770. Artstor,



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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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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Execute a search for images of holdings in the Met related to opera.

Paris Musées

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

New York Public Library

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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.