Opera Libretti

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 or you can 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


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)