Skip to main content

University Libraries

IPA Source

IPA Source provides singers access to phonetic transcriptions of operatic arias and art song texts and, where appropriate, literal translations of foreign language texts. Phonetic transcriptions use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. “The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.”