The Best Audition Songs for The Phantom of the Opera – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Phantom of the Opera? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for The Phantom of the Opera, broken down by character.

Since The Phantom of the Opera is a musical from the 1980s, most of the following songs are from pre-contemporary musicals as well (1970s-1990s). In addition, there are lots of dramatic and operatic vibes below in order to match the style of the show.


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Step 1: 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

The “Phantom Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Step 2: Get to know the show

In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to read through the synopsis or libretto➝ while listening to the The Phantom of the Opera cast album➝.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.


Carlotta Giudicelli

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

One More Kiss” – Follies

Repent” – On the Twentieth Century

The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre


Christine Daaé

Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd

In My Life” – Les Misérables

Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Soon” – A Little Night Music


Meg Giry

Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde


Raoul de Chagny

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” – Les Misérables

Evermore Without You” – The Woman in White

If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife

Love Changes Everything” – Aspects of Love


Richard Firmin & Monsieur Gilles André

A Man Could Go Quite Mad” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

How Did They Build the Titanic?” – Titanic

In Every Age” – Titanic

Never the Luck” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood


The Phantom of the Opera

Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

To Be a Captain” – Titanic


Ensemble (Altos)

There Is More to Love” – Aspects of Love

Unexpected Song” – Song and Dance

With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard


Ensemble (Baritones)

Anthem” – Chess

Barrett’s Song” – Titanic

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Ensemble (Basses)

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

Stars” – Les Misérables

Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel


Ensemble (Contras)

Chanson” – The Baker’s Wife

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Meadowlark” – The Baker’s Wife


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love

Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre


Ensemble (Sopranos)

My True Love” – Phantom

No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde

When There’s No One” – Carrie


Ensemble (Tenors)

Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables

Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard

This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Phantom of the Opera:

• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝

• “Do You Know➝” from The Cradle Song➝

• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence  (Eliza)

• “I Trust No Man➝” from Danton➝  (Robespierre)

• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝


Final Step: Prepare for your audition

After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!


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The Phantom of the Opera Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Phantom of the Opera along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.

* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.


Act 1:

“Prologue” – The Auctioneer, Raoul

“Overture” – Carlotta, Ensemble

Think of Me” – Christine, Raoul

“Angel of Music” – Meg, Christine, Phantom

“Little Lotte / The Mirror (Angel of Music)” – Raoul, Christine, Phantom

“The Phantom of the Opera” – Christine, Phantom

The Music of the Night” – Phantom

“I Remember / Stranger Than You Dreamt It” – Christine, Phantom

“Magical Lasso” – Buquet, Meg, Madame Giry, Ensemble

“Notes… / Prima Donna” – André, Firmin, Raoul, Carlotta, Madame Giry, Meg, Phantom

“Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh” – Carlotta, Company

“Why Have You Brought Me Here / Raoul, I’ve Been There” – Raoul, Christine

“All I Ask of You” – Raoul, Christine

“All I Ask of You (Reprise)” – Phantom


Act 2:

“Masquerade” – Company

“Why So Silent?” – Phantom

“Notes / Twisted Every Way” – André, Firmin, Carlotta, Piangi, Raoul, Christine, Giry, Phantom

“A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant” – Christine, Piangi, Reyer, Carlotta, Giry, Phantom

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” – Christine

“Wandering Child… / Bravo, Monsieur” – Phantom, Christine, Raoul

“Don Juan Triumphant” – Carlotta, Piangi, Passarino, Company

“The Point of No Return” – Phantom, Christine

“Down Once More… / Track Down This Murderer” – Company

“Beyond the Lake” – Christine, Phantom, Raoul, Company


Which of these audition songs for The Phantom of the Opera did you choose?

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


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for The Phantom of the Opera.
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.


 

2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for The Phantom of the Opera – by Character

  • May 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm
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    I also think “Once Upon A Dream” from Jekyll and Hyde would be a good one for Christine

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