Four art songs, set by Claude Debussy, perfect for soprano recital

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? These four art songs, as set by Claude Debussy, are perfect for adding to a Soprano vocal recital program. French composer Achille-Claude Debussy, also known as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy was born August 22, 1862, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Seine-et-Oise. Debussy was one of… Read More

Perfect for Bass – 8 concert arias as set by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791), born in Salzburg, Austria, was an important and respected composer. As an adult, he referred to himself as “Wolfgang Amadè Mozart,” but it is noted that his name had many variants. As a child, his baptismal record listed his name in Latin as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus… Read More

Recently added and perfect for Baritone

Recently added to our International Phonetic Alphabet database, In braccio alle dovizie,  Monforte’s scene and aria from act three of the opera I vespri Siciliani.  Text by Eugène Scribe (1790-1861) and Charles Duveyrier (1803-1866) Set by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Download the IPA Text: https://www.ipasource.com/in-braccio-alle-dovizie.html Complete score: https://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/7/76/IMSLP517038-PMLP55448-Verdi_-_I_vespri_Siciliani_-_Act_I_(orch._score)_(etc).pdf From wikipedia.org: I vespri siciliani (Italian pronunciation: [i ˈvɛːspri… Read More

Perfect for voice – 8 arias as set by Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (10/9/1835 – 12/16/1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. He was also a poet and playwright. In his younger years, he was enthusiastic for music of the modern day, including Schumann, Wagner, and Liszt. However, he remained a traditionalist committed to musical structures by earlier French composers.… Read More

Halloween-themed art songs and opera texts

No tricks here! Here are some Halloween treats hand-selected by our founder & principal author, Bard Suverkrop. Enjoy this selection of Halloween-themed art songs and opera texts, which include fach (voice type), listening links and links to the score. Art Songs And’res Maienlied: Hexenlied (perfect for soprano) as set by Felix Mendelssohn Listen to Barbara… Read More

Perfect for voice – 9 arias from Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles

Georges Bizet’s three act opera, Les pêcheurs de perles, was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris in 1863. Les pêcheurs de perles had 18 performances in its initial run. Here are nine arias from Les pêcheurs de perles, with perfect for voice type indications, links to the full IPA text, as well as recommended listening links.… Read More

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 bass arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

We conclude our blog series on Donizetti with a collection of Bass 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