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One of the few recordings of the operas of William Grant Still, whose symphonic music is undergoing a well-deserved revival.

Welcome to usopera.com, the web's foremost reference site on opera by American composers.

At the heart of the site are the detailed pages on individual American opera composers and their operas. There's also a complete list of recordings, books, and scores for the entire site, a timeline of some important events in American opera history, and even some scores of American opera music for free download.

If you're not sure where to start, the site also provides recommendations on how to go about exploring the world of American opera. There are recommended recordings, suggested arias and scenes for singers to perform, and a list of suggested composers and operas to explore to help you get started or for those with specific interests such as African-American opera composers, women composers, or early American composers.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this site or about American opera, please check the Frequently Asked Questions, and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions not covered there.

Thanks for your time, and I hope you enjoy the site and the music that inspired it.

Christopher Hapka, webmaster