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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Altos

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


Baritones

I Thought That I Could Live” – Death Takes a Holiday

Love to Me” – A Light in the Piazza

Sibella” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies


Basses

Don’t Cry” – The Most Happy Fella

Joey, Joey, Joey” – The Most Happy Fella

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

The Longer I Live” – Dracula


Contras

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!


Mezzo-Sopranos

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


Sopranos

After Midnight Dies” – The Wild Party

One More Kiss” – Follies

Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies

What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene


Tenors

Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables

Il Mondo Era Vuoto” – A Light in the Piazza

One Alone” – The Desert Song

The Music of the Night” – The Phantom of the Opera


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Which of these operatic musical theatre songs did you choose?

Have you ever performed one of these operatic showtunes? Feel free to share in the comments below!


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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

 

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