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#032: 82 Opera Arias for Baritone


82 Opera Arias for Baritone - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio


When it comes to building your repertoire for auditions, competitions and performances, choosing the right arias is important.


By carefully selecting a diverse range of arias, languages and styles you can create a well-rounded repertoire package that showcases your full range of vocal skills and provides a clear picture of who you are as an artist.


In this blog post, I’ve listed 82 opera arias for baritone, by Fach, to create and/or renew your repertoire.

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Opera Arias for Lyric Baritone

  1. Je tai donné la mort / Dieux! qui me poursuivez - Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck)

  2. Nur mutig, mein Herze - Zaide (Mozart)

  3. Hai gia vinta la causa / Vedrò mentre io sospiro - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

  4. Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo - Così fan tutte (Mozart)

  5. Fin ch han dal vino - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  6. Deh vieni alla finestra - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  7. Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen - Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

  8. Ein Schütz bin ich - Das Nachtlager in Granada (Kreutzer)

  9. Largo al factotum - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

  10. Sois immobile - Guillaume Tell (Rossini)

  11. Bella siccome un angelo - Don Pasquale (Donizetti)

  12. Sonst spielt ich mit Zepter, mit Krone und Stern - Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing)

  13. Nicht Reichtum macht das Leben schön - Hans Sachs (Lortzing)

  14. Wie freundlich strahlt/Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit - Der Wildschütz (Lortzing)

  15. Ô vin, dissipe la tristesse - Hamlet (Thomas)

  16. Blick ich umher - Tannhäuser (Wagner)

  17. Wie Todesahnung / O du mein holder Abendstern - Tannhäuser (Wagner)

  18. Ô sainte médaille / Avant de quitter ces lieux - Faust (Gounod)

  19. Mab, la reine des mensonges - Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)

  20. Qui donc commande - Henry VIII (Saint-Saëns)

  21. Lorage sest calmé / Ô Nadir - Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet)

  22. Ja vas ljublju - Pique Dame (Tschaikowsky)

  23. Aux troupes du Sultan / Promesse de mon avenir - Le Roi de Lahore (Massenet)

  24. E fra questansie / Decidi il mio destin - I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

  25. Questo amor, vergogna mia - Edgar (Puccini)

  26. Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen - Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss)

  27. Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen - Die tote Stadt (Korngold)

  28. Von allem, was geschieht - Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann)

  29. Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray! - Billy Budd (Britten)

 

Opera Arias for Lyric-Dramatic Baritone

  1. Adamastor, roi des vagues profondes - LAfricaine (Meyerbeer)

  2. Cruda, funesta smania - Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

  3. Nei miei superbi gaudi / Ah! de miei voti - Il duca dAlba (Donizetti)

  4. Sì, vincemmo, e il pregio io sento - Il pirata (Bellini)

  5. Qui maccolse / Non son io - Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini)

  6. Or dove fuggo io mai / Ah! per sempre io ti perdei - I puritani (Bellini)

  7. Ah ! qui pourrait me résister? - Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz)

  8. Tutto è deserto / Il balen del suo sorriso - Il trovatore (Verdi)

  9. Di Provenza il mar - La traviata (Verdi)

  10. Sacra la scelta - Luisa Miller (Verdi)

  11. Alzati! / Eri tu che macchiavi quellanima - Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)

  12. Son io, mio Carlo / Per me giunto from O Carlo, ascolta - Don Carlo (Verdi)

  13. Scintille, diamant - Les Contes dHoffmann (Offenbach)

  14. Ah! Pescator, affonda lesca - La Gioconda (Ponchielli)

  15. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre - Carmen (Bizet)

  16. Vy mne pisali / Kogda by izn domanim krugom - Evgenij Onegin (Tschaikowsky)

  17. O, Marija, Marija! - Mazeppa (Tschaikowsky)

  18. Kto moet sravnitsja s Matildoj moej - Iolanta (Tschaikowsky)

  19. Vision fugitive - Hérodiade (Massenet)

  20. Voilà donc la terrible cité! -Thaïs (Massenet)

  21. Rallalala / Ach, wir armen, armen Leute - Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)

  22. Zazà, piccola zingara - Zazà (Leoncavallo)

  23. No! possibil non è / Anima santa - Le Villi (Puccini)

  24. Minni, dalla mia casa son partito - La fanciulla del West (Puccini)

  25. E a te né un bacio mai / Come due tizzi accesi - LArlesiana (Cilea)

  26. Nemico della patria?! - Andrea Chenier (Giordano)

  27. In einem Lande ein bleicher König - Der ferne Klang (Schreker)

 

Opera Arias for Dramatic Baritone

  1. Ha, welch ein Augenblick - Fidelio (Beethoven)

  2. Schweig, damit dich niemand warnt! - Der Freischütz (Weber)

  3. Wo berg ich mich? / Schweigt, glühnden Sehnens wilde Triebe - Euryanthe (Weber)

  4. An jenem Tag - Hans Heiling (Marschner)

  5. Die Frist ist um - Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner)

  6. Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge - Das Rheingold (Wagner)

  7. Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind - Die Walküre (Wagner)

  8. Der Augen leuchtendes Paar - Die Walküre (Wagner)

  9. Wie duftet doch der Flieder - Die Meistersinger (Wagner)

  10. Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! - Die Meistersinger (Wagner)

  11. Wehvolles Erbe - Parsifal (Wagner)

  12. Mein Vater! Hochgesegneter der Helden! - Parsifal (Wagner)

  13. Perfidi! / Pietà, rispetto, amore - Macbetto (Verdi)

  14. Pari siamo! - Rigoletto (Verdi)

  15. Ah, ella è qui dunque! / Cortigiani, vil razza dannata - Rigoletto (Verdi)

  16. Vanne; la tua meta già vedo / Credo in un Dio crudel - Otello (Verdi)

  17. Ne pla ditja - Der Dämon (Rubinstein)

  18. Ni sna, ni otdycha - Knjas Igor (Borodin)

  19. Maudite à jamais soit la race - Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns)

  20. Gluchaja no - Der unsterbliche Kaej (Rimskij-Korsakow)

  21. Tre sbirri una carrozza - Tosca (Puccini)

  22. Si può? Signore! Signori! - I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

  23. Il cavallo scalpita - Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)

  24. Ecco il monologo - Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)

  25. Wir arme Leut! - Wozzeck (Berg)

  26. Wagen wollen - Mathis der Maler (Hindemith)

 

How to Choose the Right Arias

When it comes to choosing the right arias, there are a few key factors to consider:


Choose Arias you Love to Perform

Everyone will have different opinions regarding what arias best suit your voice.


And welcome repertoire advice and suggestions from teachers you trust.


But by choosing repertoire that really resonates with you vocally, emotionally, and dramatically you’ll deliver an outstanding performance that won’t go unnoticed.


Choose Arias that Suit your Vocal Abilities

It is important to choose arias that you can sing right now.


Present repertoire that shows your current strengths and abilities and highlights your vocal and performance skills that make you stand out.


Ideally, arias should be taken from roles you are ready to perform in full.


But it can be tempting to choose a difficult aria but if for example, an aria has notes that are too high or too low for you to sing comfortably, this can be a big risk.


You’re far more likely to be successful, particularly with audition and competition panels, if you sing a beautifully performed and confidently executed piece than something difficult.


Choose Arias that show your full range of vocal skills

A well-rounded repertoire package should also represent the languages, musical styles and technical skills for the types of roles your best suited for.


Consider your Fach and the qualities of your voice and how they match the style of an aria.


For example, if you have a light, agile voice, you might feel comfortable singing bel canto arias, which are known for their ornate, florid melodies.


On the other hand, if you have a darker, more powerful voice, you might feel more at home singing verismo arias, which are known for their emotional intensity and dramatic flair.


Avoid repertoire that cannot be performed confidently or accurately or exposes technical flaws and weaknesses.


Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias by Richard Boldrey is a great resource for breaking down the Fach system and providing helpful repertoire sections.


Choose Arias that show Personal style and character

Choose arias that match your personal style and the characters you feel most comfortable portraying.


If you enjoy, and vocally well-suited to singing more lighthearted, playful roles, you might look for arias that reflect that.


On the other hand, if you prefer more dramatic, emotional roles, you might look for arias that allow you to delve into those depths.


The difficulty here is that the arias are performed out of context. You have no set, costume or other characters to help you tell the story.


Choose repertoire where you're familiar with the character and dramatic interpretation, where you can present your storytelling skills and deliver a compelling performance.


By considering these factors, you can find arias that suit your vocal range, style, and character, and that will allow you to give a confident and authentic performance.

 

It is also important to remember that finding the right arias is a process, and it may take some experimentation to find the arias that showcase your vocal abilities.


Don't be afraid to try out different arias and see what works best for you.


With time and practice, you will be able to create a well-rounded repertoire package that will help you showcase your unique strengths, allow you to give your best performance, and help you stand out as a performer.


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* Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice. Singers and professional voice users should always consult with qualified professionals, such as singing teachers or medical practitioners before making any decisions or taking any actions related to their vocal health and wellbeing.

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Further Reading

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Discover the top opera arias for baritone. Find tips on how to choose the right arias to build a diverse and dynamic repertoire package. Whether you are a professional opera singer or a classical music enthusiast, this list of arias is sure to inspire and delight.

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