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User:Ta bu shi da yu had moved this page to aria musical term and made this a disambiguation page pointing there and to Australian Record Industry Association. I have changed it back because it's quite clear that when people link to "aria" they almost always mean the musical form, not the ARIA (checking "what links here" confirms this), and because the acronym, as far as I can make out, is usually capitalised anyway. A note at the bottom of this page pointing to Australian Record Industry Association is quite sufficient, I think. (By the way, if this page did need to be moved in the future for some reason, it should be to something like "aria (music)", not "aria musical term".) --Camembert

Since "Aria" is the name of a comic book, and a role-playing game, as well as probably a number of other things, I'm going to split this off into a disambig page again. LordAmeth 12:32, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

More Examples[edit]

I think it would be a good idea if someone put a list of famous arias in this article, or a link to such a page.

The table seems a bit awkward when they could be listed thus:

for soprano:

for tenor:

for baritone:

I am not sure what "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (The Barcarolle) from 'The Tales of Hoffmann' would be considered, but it should also be listed. BANZ111 (talk) 02:05, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


Someone added this to the links section:

But that link doesn't mention any place called 'Aria'.

Presumably that's what makes it unmarked. — Wereon 16:59, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Aria also references the role of early mintrels or troubadors in medieval Europe. As epic poetry was retold very often the troubador would accompany it with a string instrument. To give variety to a lengthy epic poem, the troubador would break into song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:35, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Aria (musical term)Aria — Requesting consensus to reverse a recent move by User:Ariaraad, which broke some 600-700 incoming links. The musical meaning is the primary topic for the word "Aria" in the sense of WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Melchoir (talk) 08:27, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Strong support for reversal The musical term "Aria" is overwhelmingly the primary meaning of the term and the breaking of over 600 links is very problematic. The original page which was about the musical term averaged over 30,000 page views per month. The summary move of a long-standing, high traffic page with 600 incoming links without prior discussion was completely out of order. Voceditenore (talk) 08:52, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Immediate reversal Per the above, the musical term is clearly the primary meaning. It has now been pushed somewhere to the bottom of a highly ambiguous "disambiguation" page. This should never have been moved. --Folantin (talk) 08:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support reversal. The move of the original article 'Aria' seems without any justification. (See WP:PRIMARYTOPIC as cited by nominator. --Smerus (talk) 09:16, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I've reversed it. Dougweller (talk) 09:30, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm another member of the support bandwagon.--Peter cohen (talk) 11:47, 1 July 2009 (UTC)


I don't know if we should be including operatic duets on the page. After all, an aria is mainly a solo piece, right? Why include duets? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 25 February 2010 (UTC)