Voice Classification

Eight arias from Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen

Georges Bizet’s four act opera, Carmen, was first performed in Paris in 1875. Carmen, written in the opéra comique genre, was considered unconventional at its initial release. Bizet died after its 33rd performance, never realizing the international acclaim this widely-known opera would have. Here are eight arias from Carmen, with perfect for voice type indications, links to… Read More

Selected tenor arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

We continue our blog series on Donizetti with a collection of tenor arias, hand-curated by Fach and most with listening links, available on IPA Source. The collections in this post have been hand-selected and grouped by IPA Source Founder & Principal Author, Bard Suverkrop. The Italian composer, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti), born November 29,… Read More

Selected mezzo / contralto arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

We continue our blog series on Donizetti with a collection of mezzo / contralto arias, hand-curated by Fach and most with listening links, available on IPA Source. The collections in this post have been hand-selected and grouped by IPA Source Founder & Principal Author, Bard Suverkrop. The Italian composer, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti), born… Read More

Selected soprano arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

The Italian composer, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti), born November 29, 1797, was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century, along Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. It is thought that Donizetti’s close association with the bel canto style influenced other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi. At the… Read More

Selected texts by Jacques Offenbach, hand-curated by voice type

We’re celebrating Jacques Offenbach’s birthday this month. Offenbach was born June 20, 1819. Here, categorized by voice type / Fach, are some hand-selected texts from our database, along with recommended recordings. MEZZO-SOPRANO La belle Hélène: Amours divins! Ardentes flammes! IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/12562/category/922/   La Périchole: Ah! quel dîner Ô mon cher amant IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/892/category/922/  … Read More

Selected texts by Charles Gounod, hand-curated by voice type

We’re celebrating the birthday of Charles Gounod this month. Gounod was born June 17, 1818. Here, categorized by voice type / Fach, are some hand-selected texts from our database, along with recommended recordings. ARIAS Soprano Faust: Il était un roi de Thulé IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/254/category/557/ Recording: Maria Callas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=288u-gTn7kk   Mireille: Heureux petit berger IPA Source:… Read More

Selected texts by Richard Strauss, hand-curated by voice type

We’re celebrating Richard Strauss’s birthday this month. Strauss was born June 11, 1864. Here, categorized by voice type / Fach, are some hand-selected texts from our database, along with recommended recordings. SOPRANO Dramatic soprano Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/catalog/product/view/id/1054/category/1234/ Recording: Jessye Norman – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9LTixHHug   Lyric Coloratura soprano Ariadne auf… Read More