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#128: 34 Opera Arias for Lyric Soprano

34 Opera Arias for Lyric Soprano - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio

In the vast world of vocal classifications, each voice type possesses its unique charm, capabilities, and demands. Among these, the lyric soprano stands as a shining gem, captivating audiences with its ethereal timbre and emotional depth. Yet, understanding what defines a lyric soprano and the significance of selecting the appropriate repertoire is essential.

A lyric soprano is characterised by a voice that possesses warmth, flexibility, and a shimmering quality, often described as "sweet" or "silvery." This voice type typically sits comfortably in the middle range of the soprano tessitura, allowing for seamless transitions between registers. While not as powerful as dramatic sopranos nor as light as coloraturas, lyric sopranos excel in expressing delicate emotions through their rich, velvety tones.

To help you get started, here are 34 opera arias for lyric soprano.



  1. Qual vita / Che fiero memento - Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)

  2. Ruhe sanft - Zaide (Mozart)

  3. Giunse alfin il memento / Deh vieni non tardar - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

  4. Ach, ich fuhl’s - Die Zauberflote (Mozart)

  5. S’altro che lacrime - La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

  6. O war’ ich schon mit dir vereint - Fidlio (Beethoven)

  7. Auf des Lebens raschen Wogen - Der Wildschutz (Lortzing)

  8. Eccomi in lieta vesta / oh! Quante volte - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)

  9. Letze Rose - Martha (Flotow)

  10. O mio babbino caro - Gianni schicchi (Puccini)

  11. V’adoro, pupil - Giulio cesare (Handel)

  12. Non disperar - Giulio cesare (Handel)

  13. Piangero la sorte mia - Giulio cesare (Handel)

  14. Porgi amor - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

  15. E Susanna non vien! / Dove sono i bei momenti - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

  16. Sombre foret - Guillaume Tell (Rossini)

  17. Come in quest’ora bruna - Simon Boccanegra (Verdi)

  18. Que vois-je la? / Ah! Je ris de me voir - Faust - (Gounod)

  19. Elle a fui, la tourterelle! - Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach)

  20. Och, jaky zal! / Ten lasky sen - Prodana nevesta (Smetana)

  21. Je dis, que rien ne m’epouvante - Carmen (Bizet)

  22. Scena pis’ma - Evgenij Onegin (Tschaikowsky)

  23. Qual fiamma / Stridono lassu - I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

  24. Adieu, notre petite table - Manon (Massenet)

  25. Je suis encor - Manon (Massenet)

  26. Si, mi chiamano Mimi - La boheme (Puccini)

  27. Donde lieta - La boheme (Puccini)

  28. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta - La rondine (Puccini)

  29. Signore, acolta! - Turandot (Puccini)

  30. Tu che di gel sei cinta - Turnadot (Puccini)

  31. Mesicku na nebi hlubokem (Song to the Moon) - Rusalka (Dvorak)

  32. Depuis le jour - Louise (Charpentier)

  33. Son pochi fiori - L’amico Fritz (Mascagni)

  34. Embroidery in childhood - Peter Grimes (Britten)


I hope this list of 34 opera arias for lyric sopranos sparks some inspiration.

By honouring the unique characteristics of this vocal classification and choosing repertoire that resonates with its inherent qualities, lyric sopranos can continue to enrapture audiences with their sublime artistry for generations to come.

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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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