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* The catalogue number is traditionally not included (but the [[Classical Track Title Style|ClassicalTrackTitleStyle]] will allow for it).  
 
* The catalogue number is traditionally not included (but the [[Classical Track Title Style|ClassicalTrackTitleStyle]] will allow for it).  
 
* Act number and Scene number are upper-case roman numerals (e.g. I, II, III, IV, ...).  
 
* Act number and Scene number are upper-case roman numerals (e.g. I, II, III, IV, ...).  
* The performance_type can be: Aria, Duettino, Recitativo, Chorus...  
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* The performance type can be: Aria, Duettino, Recitativo, Chorus...  
* The name_of_the_song is usually the first words of the part; enclosed in double quotes. The exact words used can differ from one release to another. Follow what the printed release says.  
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* The name of the song is usually the first words of the part; enclosed in double quotes. The exact words used can differ from one release to another. Follow what the printed release says.  
 
* The character names are in parentheses and separated by commas. Note these are'' ''character'' names, not ''performer'' (artist) names.  
 
* The character names are in parentheses and separated by commas. Note these are'' ''character'' names, not ''performer'' (artist) names.  
  
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==Examples in the Database==
 
==Examples in the Database==
  
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/eefd7c1e-abcf-4ccc-ba60-0fd435c9061f.html Richard Wagner]'s [http://musicbrainz.org/release/2aeeebbb-9594-4562-9afc-d539f28fa65b.html Der Ring des Nibelungen (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: James Levine) (disc 1)]  
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* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/eefd7c1e-abcf-4ccc-ba60-0fd435c9061f.html Richard Wagner]'s [http://musicbrainz.org/release/2aeeebbb-9594-4562-9afc-d539f28fa65b.html Der Ring des Nibelungen (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: James Levine)]  
 
* Here is an example where the Acts were not mentioned on the cover: [http://musicbrainz.org/show/release/?releaseid=551121 Opera Arias by Anne Sofie von Otter]
 
* Here is an example where the Acts were not mentioned on the cover: [http://musicbrainz.org/show/release/?releaseid=551121 Opera Arias by Anne Sofie von Otter]
  
 
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Revision as of 10:44, 2 July 2011

Status: This is an official style guideline.

This guideline describes how Opera Tracks should be formatted:

opera_name[, catalogue ###]: Act XX[, Scene XX]. [performance_type] "name_of_the_song" [(character1, character2, ...)]

All the parts in brackets are optional, but if they are mentioned on the printed cover, they should be included.

  • The catalogue number is traditionally not included (but the ClassicalTrackTitleStyle will allow for it).
  • Act number and Scene number are upper-case roman numerals (e.g. I, II, III, IV, ...).
  • The performance type can be: Aria, Duettino, Recitativo, Chorus...
  • The name of the song is usually the first words of the part; enclosed in double quotes. The exact words used can differ from one release to another. Follow what the printed release says.
  • The character names are in parentheses and separated by commas. Note these are character names, not performer (artist) names.

Simple Examples

Full details including catalogue number, performance type, and character names:

  • Don Giovanni, Op. 500: Act I, Scene III. Duettino "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni, Zerlina)

Somewhere in the middle:

  • Don Giovanni, Op. 500: Act I, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni, Zerlina)
  • Don Giovanni, Op. 500: Act I, Scene III. Duettino "Là ci darem la mano"
  • Don Giovanni, Op. 500: Act I, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano"
  • Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene III. Duettino "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni, Zerlina)
  • Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni, Zerlina)
  • Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene III. Duettino "Là ci darem la mano"

Bare essentials, without catalogue number, performance type, or character names:

  • Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano"

Special case: the Prelude or instrumental parts:

  • Don Giovanni: Act III. Prelude
  • Don Giovanni: Act III, Scene II. An Instrumental Part

Complex Examples

Another part in the same scene:

  • Don Giovanni: Act IV, Scene II. "Là ci darem la mano" - "Another song in the same scene"
  • Don Giovanni: Act IV, Scene II. An Instrumental Part - "Là ci darem la mano"

Another part in a different scene:

  • Don Giovanni: Act III, Scene I. "Là ci darem la mano" / Act III, Scene II. "Another song in a different scene"
  • Don Giovanni: Act III, Scene I. "Là ci darem la mano" / Act III, Scene II. An Instrumental Part in a Different Scene

Another part in a different act:

  • Don Giovanni: Act II, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano" / Act III, Scene I. "Another song in a different act"
  • Don Giovanni: Act II, Scene III. "Là ci darem la mano" / Act III. Prelude

Examples in the Database