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IPA Source is an online subscription resource for International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Search or browse by composer, title, or poet.
Most books on diction are found in the MT883 call number range. In addition to standard works on German, French, and Italian, the Music Library has materials on Scandinavian, Polish, and Russian diction.
Phonetic Readings for Lyric Diction by Cheri Montgomery
French Lyric Diction Workbook, 4th Edition, Student Manual by Cheri Montgomery
Call Number: MT883 .M665 2015
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
German Lyric Diction Workbook, Student Manual 5th Edition by S.T.M. Publishers; Cheri Montgomery
Call Number: MT883 .M67 2015
Publication Date: 2014-03-10
Translations of songs are found in the ML54.6 call number range. Most of these resources are in the reference section so they are always available. The titles listed below represent a small sample of the resources available. If you need help finding an individual song, ask a member of the library staff for help.
Lieder Line by Line, and Word by Word by Lois Phillips
Call Number: Music Reference, ML54.6 .P55 L5 1996
Publication Date: 1996-10-24
Masters of the Italian Art Song by Timothy LeVan
Call Number: Music Reference, ML54.6 .M34 1990
Publication Date: 1993-04-01
Selected Song Texts of Great German Lieder by Beaumont Glass (Commentaries by, Transcribed by, Translator); Franz Schubert; Robert Schumann; Johannes Brahms; Hugo Wolf
Call Number: Music Reference, ML54.6 .S4255 2004
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Selected Nineteenth Century Russian Song Texts by Laurence R. Richter
Call Number: Music Reference, ML54.6 .S45 R53 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Opera translations are found in the ML48-49 call number range in the reference section (libretti are classifed as ML54 and are in the regular stacks). Remember that if you are unable to find an individual aria in the song translations, a translation of the whole opera will include your aria.
Three Wagner Opera Libretti by Nico Castel; Marcie Stapp
Call Number: Music Reference, ML49 .W14 O6 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Handel Opera Libretti, Vol. 1 by George Frideric Handel; Nico Castel; Hemdi Kfir
Call Number: Music Reference, ML49 .H236 2005 v.1-2
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Italian Belcanto Opera Libretti, Vol. 1-3 by Nico Castel; Scott Jackson Wiley; Marcie Stapp
Call Number: Music Reference, ML48 .I83 2000 v.1-3
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
French Opera Libretti by Nico Castel; Marcie Stapp
Call Number: Music Reference, ML48 .F77 1999 v.1-3
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
German Miscellaneous Opera Libretti by Nico Castel; Marcie Stapp; Otto Nicolai; Engelbert Humperdinck
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