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#129: 24 Opera Arias for Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

24 Opera Arias for Dramatic Coloratura Soprano - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio

The dramatic coloratura soprano is a rare and extraordinary voice type, characterised by a remarkable combination of vocal power, agility, and flexibility. This soprano possesses a wide vocal range, typically extending from the bright and crystalline heights of the coloratura soprano to the rich and resonant depths of the dramatic soprano. What sets her apart is not only her ability to navigate through the most demanding coloratura passages with precision and ease but also her capacity to infuse each note with intense emotion and dramatic intensity.

Selecting the right repertoire is paramount for any vocalist, but it holds particular significance for dramatic coloratura sopranos. Their repertoire must showcase their virtuosic abilities while also allowing them to delve into the emotional complexities of the characters they portray. Here's 24 opera arias for dramatic coloratura soprano.



  1. Tutte nel cor vi sento - Idomeneo (Mozart)

  2. D’Oreste, d’Aiace - Idomeneo (Mozart)

  3. Ach ich liebte, war so glucklich! - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart)

  4. Martern aller Arten - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart)

  5. Ah fuggi il traditor - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  6. In quali eccessi / Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  7. Era gia alquanto / Or sai chi l’onore - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  8. Crudele! Ah no, mio bene! / Non mi dir - Don Giovanni (Mozart)

  9. Temerari / Come scoglio - Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)

  10. Ei parte…senti! / Per pieta, ben mio - Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)

  11. O zittre nicht - Die Zauberflote (Mozart)

  12. Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen - Die Zauberflote (Mozart)

  13. Deh se piacer mi vuoi - La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

  14. Regnava nel silenzio - Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

  15. Spargi d’amaro pianto - Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

  16. Casta Diva - Norma (Bellini)

  17. Nun eilt herbei - Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai)

  18. Surta e la notte / Ernani, involami  - Ernani (Verdi)

  19. Merce, dilette amiche - I vespri siciliani (Verdi)

  20. Un’altra notte / Tacea la notte placida / Di tale amor - Il trovatore (Verdi)

  21. Timor di me? / D’amor sull’ali rosee - La traviata (Verdi)

  22. E strano / Ah fors’e lui / sempre libera - La traviata (Verdi)

  23. Klange der Heimat - Die Fledermaus (Strauss Jr.)

  24. L’altra notte in fondo al mare - Mefistofele (Boito)


I hope this list of 24 opera arias for dramatic coloratura sopranos sparks some inspiration.

By carefully selecting repertoire that highlights their unique talents and vocal characteristics, dramatic coloratura sopranos can captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the world of opera.

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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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