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Resources for Singers in the Music Library: Librettos, Texts and Diction

Libretti in Operas and Musicals

There are many libretti of operas and musicals in the Music Library.  To browse these, try the Subject Headings:

Musicals - Librettos

Operas - Librettos

Nico Castel has published an important series of opera libretti with IPA transcriptions and translations.  To view this series, click here.

Song Texts and Translations

When looking for texts and tanslations of songs, song cycles, cantatas, and other vocal works, try browsing call numbers:
You will find song texts in various languages within this call number range:


Vocal Diction

Browse under the Subject Heading "Singing - Diction" to find books on diction for singers, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and related topics.