64 of the Best Audition Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Are you getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire,  you can go through this list of audition songs for mezzo-sopranos.

By the way, if your vocal range lies between A3-A5, you are a mezzo-soprano! If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!


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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“Audition Songs for Mezzos” Spotify Playlist


Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!


Golden Age Songs for Mezzos (1940-1959)

Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – Gypsy

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow

I’ll Show Him” – Plain and Fancy

Let’s Start the New Year Right” – Holiday Inn

Nothing More to Say” – Holiday Inn

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I

Something Wonderful” – The King and I

That’s the Way It Happens” – Me and Juliet


Post-Golden Age Songs for Mezzos (1960s)

Is It Really Me?” – 110 in the Shade

I Wanted to Change Him” – Hallelujah, Baby!

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Secret Love” – Calamity Jane

Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace

So Many People” – Saturday Night

There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Anyone Can Whistle

What Makes Me Love Him?” – The Apple Tree


1970s Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

All Things to One Man” – Grind

Another Suitcase in Another Hall” – Evita

Bless The Lord” – Godspell

Hopelessly Devoted to You” – Grease

I Belong Here” –The Grand Tour

Measure the Valleys” – Raisin

Set Those Sails” – In Trousers

Spread a Little Sunshine” – Pippin


1980s Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love

Children Will Listen” – Into the Woods

Colored Lights” – The Rink

I Am Changing” – Dreamgirls

Out Here On My Own” – Fame

Patterns” – Baby

The Girls of Summer” – Marry Me a Little

The Movie in My Mind” – Miss Saigon


1990s Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Come Down from the Tree” – Once on This Island

Do It Alone” – Parade

Home” – Beauty and the Beast

I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Something Bad Is Happening” – Falsettos

When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre


2000s Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

A Part of That” – The Last Five Years

Even Though” – I Love You Because

Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland

I Hardly Remember” – Alphabet City Cycle

So Anyway” – Next to Normal

Sunday Light” – Alphabet City Cycle

The Light in the Piazza” – The Light in the Piazza

The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs


2010s Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Days and Days” – Fun Home

No One Else” – The Great Comet

Losing Roberto” – Death Takes a Holiday

On and On and On” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Remember This” – The Mad Ones

Safer” – First Date

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

Where Did the Rock Go?” – School of Rock


Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

Brimstone and Treacle” – Mary Poppins

Every Day of the Week is a Saturday” – Nunsense Jamboree

I’m Breaking Down” – Falsettos

Loud” – Matilda

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland

Turn up the Spotlight” – Nunsense

Waiting” – The Addams Family

What’s New At The Zoo?” – Do Re Mi


By the way… If you like this post, you might also like:

DIY Mezzo Rep Book.


Know of any other great audition songs for mezzo-sopranos?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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