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Vocal Performance Major Guide: CDs, DVDs, and LPs

A guide for vocal performance majors at OCU


Below are selections from the library's extensive recordings collection.

You can also search the catalog for specific titles here.


These DVDs are available in the Dulaney-Browne Library: 

  • Cendrillion: 782.1 Si47c 2012 DVD
    • Royal Opera House, London Production
    • starring Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, and Eglise Gutiérrez
  • Susannah: 782.1 Un31s 2017 DVD
    • St. Petersburg Opera production
    • starring Susan Hellman Spatafora, Todd Donovan, and Anthony Wright Webb
  • Little Women: 782.1 L721 2010 DVD
    • World premiere production at Houston Grand Opera
    • starring Stephanie Novacek, Joyce DiDonato, Stacey Tappan, and Margaret Lloyd
  • Wagner's dream: the making of the Metropolitan Opera's new Der Ring des Nibelungen:  DVD 792.5 F922w 2012
    • Documentary dir. by Susan Froemke
    • Featuring Deborah Voight, Jay Hunter Morris, and Robert Lepage

These DVDs are available at the Leichter Listening Library:

  • Jackie O: 782.1 R358j 2009 DVD
    • Teatro comunale di Bologna production
    • starring Fiona McAndrew, Nora Sourouzian, Alice Quintavalla, and Elizabeth Grayson
  • Anna Nicole: 782.1 K32a 2011 DVD
    • Royal Opera, Covent Garden production
    • starring Eva-Maria Wesbroek, Susan Bickley, and Jeremy White
  • Les Contes d'Hoffman: M1500.O34 C66 2000z 
    • Royal Opera House, London production
    • starring Placido Domingo, Agnes Baltsa, and Nicola Ghiuselev
  • Winterreise: M1500.A54 C97 2005 DVD
    • Documentary and performance, dir. by David Alden
    • starring Ian Bostridge


CDs are available upon request at the music library's desk.

  • Cendrillon: 10407
    • conducted by Julius Rudel; starring Frederica von Stade and Jane Berbie
  • Susannah: 16066
    • conducted by Kent Nagano; starring Cheryl Studer, Samuel Ramey, Jerry Hadley
  • Aida: 15576
    • conducted by Toscanini, starring Richard Tucker, Herva Nelli, and Eva Gustavson
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi: 12190
    • conducted by Muti; starring Agnes Baltsa and Edita Grubernova
  • Dead Man Walking: 12087
    • conducted by Patrick Summers; starring Susan Graham, John Packard, and Frederica von Stade
  • Le Nozze di Figaro: 14691
    • conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini; starring Elisabeth Scwarzkopf, Eberhard Wächter, and Giuseppe Taddei
  • Tosca: 10064
    • conducted by Sir Colin Davis; starring Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, and Samuel Ramey
  • Madama Butterfly: 11543
    • conducted by Herbert von Karajan; starring Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, and Christa Ludwig
  • Der Ring Des Nibelungen: 11670
    • starring James Morris, Christa Ludwig, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman
  • Salome: 11548
    • conducted by Sir Georg Solti; starring Birgit Nilsson and Eberhard Wächter
  • Turn of the Screw: 10467
    • conducted by the composer; starring Jenniger Vyvyan and Peter Pears
  • La Fille Du Regiment: 11444
    • conducted by Roland Gagnon, starring Beverly Sills, Grayson Hirst, Fernando Corena; Muriel Greenspan



LPs are available upon request at the music library's desk.

  • The Crucible: L 11640
    • conducted by Emerson Buckley; starring Patricia Brooks, Frances Bible, and Chester Ludgin
  • La Gioconda: L 8973
    • conducted by Fernando Previtali; starring Zinka Milanov, Rosalind Elias, and Giuseppe di Stefano
  • Tristan und Isolde: L 9002
    • conducted by Karl Böhm; starring Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, and Christa Ludwig
  • La Traviata: L 9673
    • conducted by John Pritchad; starring Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, Robert Merrill
  • Riders to the Sea: L 8676
    • conducted by Meredith Davies; starring Helen Watts, Norma Burrowes, and Margaret Price
  • Elektra: L 9595
    • conducted by Georg Solti; starring Birgit Nilsson, Marie Collier, and Regina Resnik