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Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 11,000 titles!

  • More than 1378 aria texts fully translated with the complete International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions!

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  • Featuring the texts in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English to the works of all the great song and opera composers as found in the most common anthologies.
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Art Songs: 6324
Arias: 1378
Latin Texts:
Composers: 929
Poets: 824