Historical performance materials of the Bavarian State Opera
The historical library of the Munich National Theatre ranks among the world's largest and most valuable opera libraries. This collection (shelf mark group St.th. for "Staatstheater") was transferred to the department of music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in the 20th century and comprises the performance materials of around 955 stage performances from the period of around 1780 to the start of the 20th century. It comprises the complete scores, instrumental and vocal scores, piano reductions, text books and role books (e.g. director's books, prompt books).
A special subject catalogue is available for the complete collection (http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Historisches-Auffuehrungsmater.458+M5c345fc6b3c.0.html). The conditions of use of music manuscripts are applicable