Operatic Musical Theatre Songs – by Vocal Type
Looking for a great operatic song for an upcoming audition or project? 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, you can go through these operatic musical theatre songs below, sorted by vocal type.
In case you are looking for an operatic audition song, please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, etc.). Make sure to select an audition song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
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“Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens
“I Don’t Know What I’d Do” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Natasha Lost” – The Great Comet
“Ooh! My Feet” – The Most Happy Fella
“The Face I See” – Marguerite
“Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel
“Love to Me” – A Light in the Piazza
“The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet
“The Music of the Night” – The Phantom of the Opera
“Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies
“Don’t Cry” – The Most Happy Fella
“Joey, Joey, Joey” – The Most Happy Fella
“Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Ol’ Man River” – Show Boat
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities
“How Did I Get to Where I Am?” – Marguerite
“Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria
“Lonely House” – Street Scene
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“Is It Really Me?” – 110 in the Shade
“Look With Your Heart” – Love Never Dies
“No One Else” – The Great Comet
“The Light in the Piazza” – The Light in the Piazza
“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre
“Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd
“Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
“One More Kiss” – Follies
“Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me
“What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene
“A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden
“Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables
“Come to Me, Bend to Me” – Brigadoon
“Fanny” – Fanny
“Il Mondo Era Vuoto” – A Light in the Piazza
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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.