How to Search

CHOOSING MUSICAL THEATER OR OPERA
Musical Theater and Operatic repertoire is separated into two different databases due to few differences in the repertoire, primarily with regards to voice-type, language, and roles. Solely for the purposes of this database, anything that was originally produced or had its American premiere on or off-Broadway after 1900 is cataloged as musical theater repertoire. Anything that was premiered by an opera company is considered to be an opera. This means that Gilbert and Sullivan works are found in the opera database, where as works by Romberg, Herbert, and Weill will be included among musical theater. If you're not sure where to look, if you don't find something in one database, try the other!

BY COMPOSER
Composers' names are cataloged by last name, first name. Please note that special characters (accents, umlauts, etc) are not used in the database. Search results are sorted by composer's last name.

BY WORK
Works are cataloged in their original language and occasionally in English translation. Please note that special characters (accents, umlauts, etc) are not used in the database.

BY SELECTION
Scene/Selection titles are cataloged in their original language and occasionally in English translation. Musical theater entries primarily use colloquial song titles (ie: "Singin' in the Rain") where as operatic entries are often identified by the starting lyric and occasionally a colloquial title as well (ie: "Sous le dome epais" [Flower Duet]). Please note that special characters (accents, umlauts, etc) are not used in the database.

BY LANGUAGE (opera only)
Simply enter English, French, German, Italian, etc. Some entries (ie: The Three Penny Opera) may be identified as being in more than one language.

BY VOICE TYPE
For the sake of thoroughness and simplicity, voice types are categorized as broadly as possible:

S = soprano, treble, and zwischen roles
A = mezzo, alto, contralto, countertenor (includes musical theater belt)
T = tenor
B = baritone, bass-baritone, bass, baritone-marten

BY GENDER (musical theater only)
To search by gender, type F for female and M for male. You may enter parameters such as FFMMFMFMMFFMFFMMFFFMMM, etc. in the voice type category. For scenes containing both females and males, list female(s) first.

SCENE TYPE (musical theater only)
Scene types include the following: Solo, Solo with ensemble, Solo with female ensemble, Solo with male ensemble Duet, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Small Ensemble (7 or more solo voices), Ensemble, Female Ensemble, Male Ensemble, and Ensemble with solos.

BY ROLE
Please note that not all entries contain role names. Whenever possible, roles are listed in score order, from highest to lowest voice type.