64 of the Best Audition Songs for 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 sopranos.

By the way, if your vocal range lies between C4-C6, you are a 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 Sopranos” 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 Sopranos (1940-1959)

A Little Bit in Love” – Wonderful Town

Goodnight My Someone” – The Music Man

I Have to Tell You” – Fanny

No Other Love” – Me and Juliet

So Far” – Allegro

So in Love” – Kiss Me, Kate

There’s Music in You” – Cinderella

What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” – Carousel


Post-Golden Age Songs for Sopranos (1960s)

Before I Gaze at You Again” – Camelot

Follow Me” – Camelot

Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business

I Loved You Once in Silence” – Camelot

Love, Don’t Turn Away” – 110 in the Shade

Magic Moment” – The Gay Life

Will He Like Me?” – She Loves Me

You Don’t Know” – Here’s Love


1970s Songs for Sopranos

Crossword Puzzle” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd

I Never Do Anything Twice” – Side by Side by Sondheim

Nelson” – A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine

One More Kiss” – Follies

Repent” – On the Twentieth Century

Soon” – A Little Night Music

Take Care of This House” – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue


1980s Songs for Sopranos

A Call From the Vatican” – Nine

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Dreamgirls

Children of the Wind” – Rags

In My Life” – Les Misérables

Love Makes Such Fools of Us All” – Barnum

Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Simple” – Nine

When There’s No One” – Carrie


1990s Songs for Sopranos

Believe” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

He Lives in You (Reprise)” – The Lion King

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

I’m Leaving You” – The Life

Melodie de Paris” – Phantom

My True Love” – Phantom

No One Cared Like You” – Nunsense II

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde


2000s Songs for Sopranos

After Midnight Dies” – The Wild Party

Around the World” – Grey Gardens

Princess” – A Man of No Importance

Someday” – Memphis

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin

Will You?” – Grey Gardens


2010s Songs for Sopranos

Here at Horace Green” – School of Rock

How Will I Know?” – Death Takes a Holiday

I Still Believe” – Amazing Grace

Love Never Dies” – Love Never Dies

Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies

Pink” – War Paint

To Build a Home” – The Bridges of Madison County

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven


Character/Comedic Songs for Sopranos

Delishious” – Nice Work If You Can Get It

I Hate Men” – Kiss Me, Kate

If I Were a Bell” – Guys and Dolls

Morning Person” – Shrek

No More Candy” – She Loves Me

Poor Monty” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

That’ll Show Him” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me


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Know of any other great audition songs for 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 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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