Alfred Music Publishing is the world s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational reference pop and performance materials for teachers students professionals and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument style and difficulty level. A sampling of the worlds greatest Baroque and Classical arias. In addition to offering fascinating background information about the arias and their composers the editor has corrected a multitude of errors which have accumulated over time and has replaced Romantic-era misinterpretations with accompaniments that are faithful to historical styles. Includes word-by-word transcriptions into the International Phonetic Alphabet.