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AUDITION TOUR ARIA FREQUENCY LISTS

Each link below represents a comprehensive listing of the frequency of each aria in 3 different scenarios: how often it was listed on the 4-aria requirement on the application, how often it was offered as a singer’s first choice, and how often it was invoked as a subsequent choice of the audition panel. This data represents the Filene Young Artist (emerging professional) demographic only.

I’ve attempted to proof for duplications, typos, etc, but won’t swear that I’ve found everything. Feel free to submit corrections via comments.

SOPRANOS 2014/ SOPRANOS 2013  /  SOPRANO 2012

MEZZOS 2014 / MEZZOS 2013  /  MEZZOS 2012

TENORS 2014 / TENORS 2013  /  TENOR 2012

BARITONES 2014 / BARITONES 2013  /  BARITONE 2012

BASS & BASS-BARITONE 2014 / BASS & BASS-BARITONES 2013  /  BASS & BASS-BARITONE 2012


2011 SEASON AUDITION TOUR ARIA FREQUENCY LISTS

Representation on 4-Aria List
(Filene Young Artists: typically post-graduate, average age 27)

These lists are culled from the 4 arias listed by each singer on the application form. Since we allow singers to change their lists, there’s no guarantee that these are the actual pieces that are sung; however, it’s a good general idea of how popular a given aria is among YAP auditioners. I’ve attempted to proof for duplications, etc, but won’t swear that I’ve found everything.Feel free to submit corrections via comments.

SOPRANO 2011

MEZZO-SOPRANO 2011

TENOR 2011

BARITONE 2011

BASS/BASS-BARITONE 2011


2010 SEASON AUDITION TOUR ARIAS OFFERED

These lists represent the frequency with which a particular aria was offered as a starter (singer’s choice). Each document is broken down by Filene Young Artist candidates (our emerging professional tier) and Studio Artist candidates (singers in transition between undergrad and graduate study).

Soprano Arias Offered 2011

Mezzo Arias Offered 2011

Tenor Arias Offered 2011

Baritone Arias Offered 2011

Bass Arias Offered 2011


13 Comments

  1. Thank you!

    This is invaluable information for collaborators–professional and student, alike!

  2. Thank you for these very usefull lists.

  3. Ah, la paterna mano is listed twice in the tenor list. (once, with comma, once without).

    Thanks for posting this every year. It’s always interesting.

  4. Thanks for the heads-up, Dave. Not sure I will be able to go in and fix it, but I’ll try not to make the same mistake this year :)

  5. The new 2013 links seem to go to the 2011 lists. :(

  6. Well, boo. Will fix first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the heads-up.

  7. Hi, in the Mezzo 2013 list, “Frugola’s Aria” is listed as being from Gianni Schicchi, when it’s from the first one act, Il Tabarro. Right triptych, though!

  8. Oops – thanks for catching!

  9. Thank you so much for this! Interesting and useful!

  10. Hi! Thanks for compiling these lists. Not a big thing, but in the mezzo 2014 list, Mi tradi is listed as coming from Così rather than Don G, and unless I’m mistaken… :) Thanks again!

  11. Oops! Thanks for the catch :)

  12. Those songs marked “winner” and “runner up,” are they the songs offered by those who eventually were accepted, or just the arias that were represented by sheer numbers?

    Also, would it be too much to continue consideration for those transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate work? I like the “age appropriate” perspective it gave.

    Thank you for this great resource!

  13. The “winner” and “runner-up” arias were just the way I referred to the arias that were sung the most. There’s no connection between those descriptors and the artists who were chosen for the company.

    Thank you for this comment about the arias used by the singers in our younger demographic (Studio Artists). I have often wanted to generate a separate list for that age group but haven’t followed through. Perhaps this is inspiration for me to do so this fall!

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