Opera-Lyrics-Smooth Font

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Opera-Lyrics Smooth
truetype 178 glyphs 180 characters
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    About Opera-Lyrics-Smooth Font

    Opera lyrics font, developed from 19th century opera scores. It uses tight spacing, retains a broken (hand-stamped on engraver plates) character, and is bold enough for any classic musical score. (As of 3/2010, only the Roman version is available.)

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    Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
    kalvos
    10 years ago

    Sophie945 (and others): Would anyone be seriously interested in an Italic version? I have some italic text from those old scores, but would have to do some research to recreate a full set.

    fontologist
    10 years ago

    @kalvos I don't know about anyone else, but I would be interested! I like old letterpress/broadsheet style fonts.

    Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
    kalvos
    10 years ago

    I'll work on it this summer. Thanks for your note ... the lyrics were punched on metal plates one at a time, so they are marvelously inconsistent from word to word.

    musikistliebe
    7 years ago

    Dear Kalvos,

    thanks so much for this wonderful font. I use it a lot for written music (it adds a certain "serious" touch to my leadsheets and parts) - and my artwork (advertising for old-fashioned concerts). It's perfect!

    Cheers,
    Mark.

    Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
    kalvos
    7 years ago

    Mark,

    Thanks very much. I've been surprised how much interest there has been. It's appeared not only in musical scores, but in posters & on book covers & even on Facebook memes. A nice response.

    If there are any updates for it, they will be via maltedmedia.com/bathory/ first.

    Dennis

    Andy63nz
    6 years ago

    Terrific font, thanks very much. I was searching for ages to find this. I have used it to create a facsimile recipe from a 19th century ladies'magazine for my information design class.

    Stephen Sossaman
    Inkster
    5 years ago

    Mark, can you give us a book title using Opera-Lyrics on the cover? I'd like to see it in action. I like this font a lot.