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Audition Arias Offered: Filene Young Artists

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This list was culled from the first arias offered by singers auditioning for this year’s Filene Young Artist Program. If you are looking for the comprehensive list of pieces in the 4-aria audition packages from this season, start here.

SOPRANO

You might remember that of the selections listed on the application forms, Pamina’s aria was a run-away hit. Imagine my relief when Ach ich fühl’s was only offered as a starter aria once. (I do love me some Mozart, mind you, but this aria is deceptively difficult.)

The runner-up on the application lists was Anne Trulove; also only offered first by one singer, probably because of the length of the scene.

4X
Caro nome
Deh vieni
Dove sono

3X
Come scoglio
Ernani, involami
Je veux vivre
Padre, germane, addio
Presentation of the Rose
Sul fil d’un soffio etesio
O zittre nicht
Quel guard oil cavaliere
Song to the Moon

TWICE
Ain’t It a Pretty Night
Be Kind and Courteous
Chacun le sait
Depuis le jour
Dich theure Halle
Donde lieta
Du gai soleil
Einsam in trüben Tagen
Emily’s Aria
Manon’s Gavotte
Glitter and Be Gay
Je suis encor
Lisa’s Aria
Martern aller Arten
O luce di quest’anima
O mio babbino caro
O quante volte
Poison Aria
Quando m’en vo
Regnava
Tornami

ONCE
Ach ich fühl’s
Ach ich liebte
Adele’s audition aria
Adieu, notre petite table
Batti batti
Bel raggio lusinghier
Che tua madre
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Durch Zärtlichkeit
Ebben
Ecco l’orrido campo
Es gibt ein Reich
Fire Aria
How Beautiful It Is
I Want Magic
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen
Mariettas Lied
No Word from Tom
Nun eilt herbei

Piangero
Qui la voce / Vien diletto
Scoglio d’immota fronte
Stridonò lassu
Tacea la notte placida
Volate amori


MEZZO

Salt of the earth, these mezzi. Always dependable. The runaway favorite on the application lists also turns up as one of the arias most frequently offered.

5X
Smanie implacabili
Wie du warst

3X
Cruda sorte
Que fais-tu
Va

TWICE
Composer’s Aria
Must the Winter Come So Soon
Una voce poco fa
Voi che sapete

ONCE
Adalgisa’s Prayer
Card Aria
Che farò
Deh per questo istante
Faites-lui
Iris hence away
Lettres (Werther)
Lullaby from The Consul
Lyubasha’s Aria
Mon coeur
O mio Fernando
Oh la pitoyable aventure
Chaun à son goût
Parto
Pauline’s Aria
Seguedilla
Sgombra è la sacra selva
Svegliatevi
Violin aria
What a Movie
Where Shall I Fly


TENOR

The most-listed aria on applications was Tamino’s, but it was only actually offered twice. I expect the frequency on the application list is due to our requirement for an aria by Mozart, Rossini, or Handel.

3X
Here I Stand
Una furtiva lagrima

2X
De miei bollenti spiriti
Dies Bildnis
Fra poco
Frisch zum Kampfe
Il mio tesoro
New York Lights
Questa o quella

ONCE
Addio fiorito asil
Care pupille
Del destino (from Florenzia)
Ecco ridente
Heaven Helps Those
Il tuo sangue
La fleur
Mein Lieber Schwan
Pourquoi me reveiller
Recondita armonia
Se all’impero
Si, ritrovarla
The Worm
Un aura amorosa
Vedrommi intorno
Wie ein Rosenknospe
Winterstürme


BARITONE

Like their treble sisters, the baritones are more predictable. (Relax guys; it’s not a bad thing.) Count’s Aria took the field here, as it did on the application lists.

Pierrot’s Tanzlied was also fairly popular, but beware, gentlemen; this isn’t as easy to nail as you think it is.

6X
Count’s Aria

5X
Largo al factotum

4X
Lieben, Hassen
Rivolgete
Pierrot’s Tanzlied

3X
Ah per sempre
Mab
Silvio

TWICE
Avant de quitter
Toreador
Within this Frail Crucible

ONCE
A quoi bon l’economie
Aleko’s Aria
Bella siccome un angelo
Come Paride
Come une pale fleur
E fra quest’ansie
Ford’s Monologue
I Am John Proctor
Non piu andrai
Nulla, silenzio
O lêve-toi soleil
O vin
Onegin’s Aria
Onegin’s Act III Arioso
Questo amor
Se vuol ballare
Va, vecchio John
Zazà, piccola zingara


BASS & BASS-BARITONE

Figaro’s aria edged out Sarastro’s, but it’s a little unscientific to lump bass-baritones and basses together, so don’t draw too many conclusions. I don’t separate them out because the self-labeling of these two voice types is all over the map. (As it has every right to be in a demographic with an average age in the mid-late 20′s.)

4X
Su vuol ballare

3X
O Isis und Osiris
Quand la flame

TWICE
Come dal ciel
Vecchia zimarra

ONCE
Aleko’s Aria
Count’s Aria
Bottom’s Dream
Hear Me O Lord
Ho capito
I miei rampolli
I’m a lonely man, Susannah
Il lacerato spirito
Infelice
La calunnia
Madamina
Non piu andrai
Piff paff
Schweig
Sorge infausta
Tambour major
Vieni, la mia vendetta
Wie schoen ist doch die Musik


That’s it for this year. Please post comments with any corrections/additions!

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