Musical Song Lists

24 Amazing Rock Opera Songs – by Vocal Type

Looking for a great rock opera 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 rock opera songs below, sorted by vocal type.

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – Evita

I Don’t Know How to Love Him” – Jesus Christ Superstar

Nobody’s Side” – Chess

Someone Else’s Story” – Chess


Halloween” – Rent

Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The Origin of Love” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Whatsername” – American Idiot


Pilate’s Dream” – Jesus Christ Superstar

She Is a Diamond” – Evita

The Great Comet of 1812” – The Great Comet

Wicked Little Town” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Amazing Journey” – The Who’s Tommy

Heaven Help My Heart” – Chess

You Must Love Me” – Evita

Wig in a Box” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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


Another Suitcase in Another Hall” – Evita

No One Else” – The Great Comet

Out Tonight” – Rent

Smash the Mirror” – The Who’s Tommy


Anthem” – Chess

Heaven on Their Minds” – Jesus Christ Superstar

Pity the Child” – Chess

We’re Not Gonna Take It” – The Who’s Tommy

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Which of these rock opera songs did you choose?

Have you ever played a role in one of these rock operas? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Rock Opera 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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