The Nico Castel libretti include word-for-word translations, poetic translations, and IPA for operas in French, Italian, German, and Russian.
These volumes can be found in ML48-54.6 in the Music Ready Reference section.
This classic test first published in 1966 has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public. This word-by-word translation allows the artist to properly interpret and express the feelings and emotions that the words require at the proper time.
Covering aspects of phonetics from vowels to diphthongs to fricatives, the book includes multiple practical exercises in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)transcriptions, helpful diagrams, and pronunciation drills, each chosen from the most essential English art song and operatic repertoire. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full rangeof vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and veteran theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an instructor's answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance.
This completely revised second edition contains the most recent discoveries in the composer's oeuvre, including a number of hitherto unknown songs. The texts of all Debussy's songs, both in the original French and with revised English translations on the facing page, are collected in chronological order, with notes and location of sources.
German for Singers is a systematic, easy-to-use approach to mastering German diction, including a full range of exercises as well as all the information singers need to develop their own methods for dealing with German vocal literature.
A volume containing solo songs, duets, Liebeslieder waltzes (both sets), the Alto rhapsody, and folk song arrangements with International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions, word for word translations, and commentary by Beaumont Glass.
Literal, word-by-word translations under the original Italian and poetic translations (both non-singing) of the texts of the arias from the collection compiled by Alessandro Parisotti published by Ricordi, 1885-1900.
An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano of Bellini, Donaudy, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Tosti, and Verdi, with word-by-word and poetic translations.