Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Kim Witman's 2006 Aria Frequency List

Kim Witman, as she makes the rounds of the Wolf Trap Opera audition tour, has been faithfully recording the arias that singers have been offering each year, and here are the most popular arias of the 2006 version of the list:

Sopranos

Ach ich fuhl's (30x)

Mezzos

Sein wir wieder gut (19x each, tied)
Smanie implacabili
Va! laisse couler mes larmes

Countertenors

I know a bank (5x)

Tenors

Dies Bildnis (27x)

Baritones

Hai già vinta la causa (30x)

Basses/Bass-Baritones

Catalogue Aria (8x)


While reading the entire list won't tell you what the most successful singers are auditioning with, it will tell you what the overall trends are in terms of aria selection, as well as being a springboard to finding some new and ineresting audition-worthy material.

Also of interest on the Wolf Trap blog is the list of most popular opening arias.

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