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Opera 101

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Oxford Music Online

Opera is an awesome spectacle that has bankrupt kings. This over-the-top entertainment may seem inaccessible to beginners, but we’ve got several online and print resources that can help get you started.

Don’t forget to check out the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts every Saturday, drop by our Media Department for opera CDs, and be sure to put next month’s UAPL opera program on your calendar!

Write a Poem

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Mary Oliver Rules for the DanceCelebrate National Poetry Month by writing some verse! Check out our new creative writing subject guide for resources and inspiration for improving and publishing your poetry (or novels or short stories). Be sure to check out other handy guides and references, such as:

If you’re in grades K-12, don’t forget about the Youth Poetry Contest!