What is a good audition piece from a musical for a male tenor? I’m 17 and I’m a tenor, and I need a good audition piece that is less than 5 minutes from a musical A piece I like in particular is “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge, but I’d like to find something else since I’ve used piece already. Something similar would be nice, or anything you can recommend. Thanks
Downloadable sheet music: All Pieces (Bizet)
What does you VOICE COACH say? They would know what suits you better than anyone on Answers who doesn’t know you or heard you sing. so ask your VOICE COACH. because the other people at the audition will certainly have asked THEIR voice coach.
Check out “J’e crois entendre encore” from Pearlfishers! It’s by Bizet.
Well, a really cool piece from Les Miserables (technically an opera, not a musical) is “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”. It’s pretty good for a tenor voice! Hope this helps!
Need a short piece from an opera for a teenage girl? I need a 3-5 minute piece for an audition from an opera. I’m classically trained (as in, my children’s choir won the National Prize) and am a mezzo. Thank you!I’m 14.
I wouldn’t recommend “O Mio Babbino Caro”. It’s becoming the “Defying Gravity” of the Opera World. Everyone sings it, and usually sings it badly. It’s written for a lyric soprano, though the highest note is an Ab5, which is in the range of some mezzos–but the overall tessitura tends to lean towards soprano territory. Since you give no idea of how old you are–there’s a difference between being a 13 year old and an 18 year old–I’ll just give you some suggestions for opera arias that you might consider. You didn’t say whether art songs would be also suitable, so I’ll just list things actually from operas. These were written for mezzo-sopranos. “Voi che sapete” from “Li Nozze di Figaro” (Marriage of Figaro)–Mozart”Che faro senza Euridice” from “Orfeo ed Euridice”–Gluck”Voce di donna” from “La Giaconda”–Ponchielli”When I Am Laid” (Dido’s Lament) from “Dido and Aeneas” –Purcell”Ombra Mai Fu” from “Serse” –Handel”Lullaby” The Consul–Menotti”Pres de ramparts de Seville” (Seguidilla) from Carmen–Bizet (very difficult to get the French words out clearly and quickly–I’ve heard otherwise good mezzos crash and burn on this). You can also go for the “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” or “Habenera” as it is called–also from Carmen. “Connais-tu le pays” from “Mignon”–ThomasThere are tons more–including coloratura pieces such as “Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini wrote a lot of juicy roles for mezzos–frequently stolen by sopranos). If you have a mature voice and are in your upper teens, you might also consider something like “Strida la Vampa” (Verdi) or “Mon coeur s’ouvre ta voix” (Saint-Saens). You might consider something from an operetta like”When a merry maiden marries” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers”It would be very charming and suitable for a young mezzo with a lighter timbre.It’s hard to recommend things without hearing someone.Most of these songs can be easily found in various public domain sources if you need sheet music. But they should be easy to buy anywhere too–including some digital music sources if you need to get the music quickly and want a nice, clean copy. (PDF files in public domain sheet music sites vary from perfect to perfectly illegible)
What are some classical music pieces that have a definite story or theme? Similar to pieces such as Grand Canyon Suite, Pictures at an Exhibition, or Night on Bald Mountain?
Here’s a few Rimsky Korsakov -ScheherazadeHolst -The PlanetsBartok -Miraculous MandarinStavinsky-PetrushkaRichard Strauss -Ein Heldenleben
Obviously any ballet like those wonderful examples by Tchaikovsky,Ravel and Stravinsky.Symphonic tone poems often with literary inspiration like Dvorak’s – The Water Goblin,Sibelius – Four Legends,being another form that we would describe as essentially program music which especially flourished during the Romantic period.In fact anything almost with a name attached I reckon is a fair indicator like these:Beethoven – Symphony No.6 “Pastoral”Grieg – Peer GyntTchaikovsky Manfred Symphony & Francesca Da Rimini(as long as it was inserted by the composer of course,unlike moonlight sonata)
Symphonic works/ tone poems:Prokofiev- Peter and the WolfBloch- Schelomo (cello solo and symphony, about the history of building the First Temple of the Jews)Ravel- Mother Goose SuiteDebussy- La MerRichard Strauss- Til Eulenspiegel’s Merry PranksSibelius- FinlandiaSolo work:a million. I’m a cellist, so I like:Robert Schumann- FantasiestueckeBasically any opera or operetta. Examples of those with stories? A million.Puccini- Tosca, Madame ButterflyGounod and Boito- FaustWeill- Three Penny OperaMozart- The Magic FluteGilbert and Sullivan- IolantheBritten- Noah’s Flood
On this CD it has several selections based on a story of some kind:amazon.com/Sorcerers-Apprentice-other-Orchestral-Favourites/dp/B000ZI2UUK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1234565451&sr=1-51. Invitation To the Dance Op.65, J.260 2. Romanian Rhapsody No.1, Op.11 3. The Tale Of Tsar Saltan: Flight Of the Bumble-bee 4. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 5. Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 6. The Hebrides, Op.26: Hebrides Overture, Op.26 7. Finlandia, Op.26 8. Ma Vlast: Moldau ——————————A famous one is “Les Preludes” by Liszt, and “The Moldau” by Smetana is very beautiful musically. See:arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=7203&name_role1=1&comp_id=1731&bcorder=15&name_id=3154&name_role=3Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana===============
Several more suggestions : La Mer by Debussy Don Juan by Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss “A London Symphony” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
All operas definately have a story.Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture tells of when Napoleans Grand Armee got defeated at moscowTchaikovsky’s Marche Slave tells of Russian help to a certain Slavonic warDebussy’s La Mer is some story about a sea.Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is about Romeo and Juliet(dur)Saint-Saens’s Carnival of Animals is about a carnival of animals (obvious)Tchaikovsky’s Cappricio Italien is about a street fair in italyTchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini is based on a famous story that I don’t know. you should be able to find it on wikipediaElgar’s Enigma Variations tells the story of a few of his friends, including his wife and himselfSaint-Saen’s Danse Macabre is about a tale that when the clock strikes twelve the bodies and skeletons come to life and dance about.Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasie is based on Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’, about a gypsy girl.if interpreted in a way, Tchaikovsky’s 6th symphony and Beethoven’s 5th symphony, amongst others by other composers, are stories of their own lives.