Bourne, Joyce. Who's who in opera: a guide to opera characters. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
ML102 .O6 B68 1998 MUSIC REFERENCE
Drone, Jeanette Marie. Musical theater synopses: an index. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
ML128 .O4 D76 suppl. MUSIC REFERENCE
Coverage expanded from original work to include ballets, oratorios, dramatic cantatas, films, TV, and several non-Western forms.
Ganzl, Kurt. Ganzl's book of the Broadway musical: 75 shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset Boulevard. New York: Schirmer Books, 1995.
MT95 .G19 1995 MUSIC REFERENCE
Ganzl, Kurt. Ganzl's book of the musical theatre. London: Bodley Head, 1988.
MT95 .G2 1988 MUSIC REFERENCE
Contains synopses of ca. 300 works for the musical theater. Covers Great Britain, France, United States and Austria/Germany/Hungary.
Kobbe, Gustav. The definitive Kobbe's opera book. New York: Putnam, 1987.
MT95 .K52 1987 MUSIC REFERENCE