Musical Song Lists

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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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – Evita

I Don’t Know What I’d Do” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Look With Your Heart” – Love Never Dies

Losing Roberto” – Death Takes a Holiday

The Face I See” – Marguerite


Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet

Joey, Joey, Joey” – The Most Happy Fella

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

The Highest Judge of All” – Carousel

Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies


Don’t Cry” – The Most Happy Fella

I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” – Porgy and Bess

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

Ol’ Man River” – Show Boat

Thousands of Miles” – Lost in the Stars


Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens

Gypsy Lovers (The Abduction)” – The Great Comet

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Pirate Jenny” – The Threepenny Opera

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


Is It Really Me?” – 110 in the Shade

Loving You” – Passion

No One Else” – The Great Comet

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

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” – The Phantom of the Opera


Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd

Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

One More Kiss” – Follies

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me

Think of Me” – The Phantom of the Opera


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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Which of these operatic musical theatre songs did you choose?

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Stacy Karyn, Author of Operatic Musical Theatre Songs.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.



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