There are three main ways you can contribute to the Aria Database.
Contribute Your Money
The easiest way to contribute to the Aria Database is to donate money. Websites cost money to maintain and we would appreciate any money that you could donate to the website's general upkeep. We use PayPal to manage these donations. Click on the button below to start the donation process. Donations can be made using your PayPal account or, if you don't have a PayPal account, you may donate using a credit card.
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Contribute Your Time and Knowledge
In order to grow and improve, the Aria Database needs the help of those in online operatic community. We would welcome your contributions to the Aria Database of any of the following:
- Information that is missing or inaccurate in the entries of one or more arias that currently have entries in the Database
- Information about new arias and/or operas that do not currently have entries in the Database
- Your original translation of an aria into another language
- Libretto of an aria that does not currently have a libretto listed and is in the public domain
- Synopsis of an opera
- Libretto of an opera
- Your original translation of an opera into any language
- Personal photos of non-copyrighted operatic work (opera houses, etc, but not production photos unless all concerned parties are okay with the photo being placed on the Internet)
For legal reasons and because we have to limit the scope of the Database, we will not use contributions of any of the following:
- Copyrighted materials, especially libretti to copyrighted operas or translations that are not your own
- Lists of recordings or scores in which you can find arias
- Information about operatic ensembles, non-operatic songs, musical theater, and other things that might be outside the scope of the Aria Database
Before you make any contribution, please contact us to talk about it first!We want to make sure your information is usable in the Database before you spend the time and effort to give it to us. At this time, the best way to contact us is through the Contact form. We can give you more specifics about the exact information we need and the format in which we need it.
Your rights as a contributor:At this time, anything you contribute to the Database will be considered public domain which means that anyone may use it for any reason. We ask that those users attribute your work to you and we will also attribute the work to you in the Database. However, we cannot guarantee that users of the Aria Database will follow these guidelines. If you wish to have some sort of legal protection, you may want to obtain a Creative Commons license for your work to protect some of your rights as a creator of original content. These licenses are easily obtained by filling out a form and are free and do provide legal protection. We will note the existence of this license in the Database. At this time, however, we will not complete this process for you or provide any assistance in doing so.