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Listening to Opera and Vocal Music
Listen to music and watch operas online!
To find CDs in the library catalog:
To find DVDs in the library catalog:
Transcriptions, Translations, and Diction
Search for IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA charts are included under Diction Help, located within the Help Menu.
In MUS 115S: Vocal Diction, you can learn about diction for singing and how to decipher IPA.
Browsing music by voice type
To find scores in the library catalog:
Browsing vocal music in the Music Library:
- Vocal scores are located downstairs in the Music Library: M1495-2199
- Vocal scores are arranged in a variety of categories, including:
- M3 -- scholarly editions, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1495 -- general collections
- M1500 -- full scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1503 -- piano vocal scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
- M1505-1508 -- excerpts, including musical theater
- M1611-1624.8 -- solo vocal music, secular
- M1999-M2199 -- sacred vocal music
Popular Vocal Scores Series
Check out this portable Zoom Recorder at the Music Library Circulation Desk to make high quality recordings on the go!