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For over 15 years, classical singers from around the globe have utilized the IPA Source library for preparation and performance. A trusted resource, our International Phonetic Alphabet catalog is the largest collection of transcribed song and aria texts on the web. With 15,794 titles, IPA source has done the translating and phonetic work for performers to help improve their understanding and pronunciation of foreign language texts, allowing them to focus on technique and communication. IPA Source is always transcribed and translated by hand, not machine.

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Faculty and students around the world benefit from full access to our IPA Source catalog. We have thousands of carefully translated / transcribed song and aria texts in German, French, Italian, Spanish, English and Latin. Hundreds of educators use our extensive catalog to help their students improve pronunciation and understanding. With a single subscription, your entire institution has easy access to our resource both on and off campus.

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Les cloches

Author: Debussy, Claude
Language: French
Pages: 2

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Du Ring an meinem Finger

Author: Schumann, Robert Alexander
Language: German
Pages: 2

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Cielo e mar

Author: Ponchielli, Amilcare
Language: Italian
Pages: 2

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Effective in 2025, we will no longer offer a separate price for those paying IPA Source via EBSCO

Effective January 1, 2025, we will no longer offer a separate price for those paying IPA Source via EBSCO. We were pleased that we could offer our customers this price over the past few years. However, the lack of transparency and consistency in the fees that EBSCO charges our customers has created confusion and frustration,… Read More

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About IPA Source

IPA Source is designed to assist singers with foreign language diction and communication. Our members can easily find the repertoire they need in our extensive catalog of 15,794 arias, art songs and liturgical texts in Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Latin. With IPA Source, educators and artists can skip the translating and phonetic work and sing with confidence and accuracy.