It is beyond the scope of this website to provide translations and transcriptions to the hundreds of opera libretti found in the standard repertoire. I direct you to Nico Castel’s monumental works in this area, hopefully they are available in a library near you. You can also order them from Leyerle Publications.
- The Libretti of Mozart’s Completed Operas
- The complete Puccini libretti
- The complete Verdi libretti
- French opera libretti
- Italian belcanto opera libretti
- Italian verismo opera libretti
- Four Strauss opera libretti
- Der Ring des Nibelungen
- German Miscellaneous Opera Libretti
- Libretti of Russian Operas
- Handel Opera Libretti
HERE IS ANOTHER BOOK THAT MAY PROVE USEFUL
- MacMurray, Jessica M.; The Book of 101 Opera Librettos: Complete Original Language Texts with English Translations. Black Dog & Leventhal Pub; 1997. ISBN: 1884822797.
OPERA LIBRETTI ONLINE
Below are links to websites that contain complete libretti (original language only in most cases).
- Baroque Libretti A few early libretti
- Libretti d’opera italiani Dozens of Italian libretti (no translations)