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 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

How IPA Source Helped The US State Department In 2013

In 2013, IPA Source Founder & Principal Author Bard Suverkrop was approached by a US State Department employee via our online contact form. The staff member was stationed in a US embassy, and was interested in purchasing a copy of the IPA for The Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy and The Star-Spangled Banner,… Read More