What were the aristocracy enjoying at the Paris Opéra while the peasants starved in the days before the French Revolution?

A new Stanford Music Library database makes finding the answer a piece of cake.

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to introduce Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres, a cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres. It allows complex searches across multiple categories or simple browsing within any single category, such as genre, composer, librettist, premiere date, country, oratorio subject or theater. The database is linked to…

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