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Coloratura Arias for Soprano
G. Schirmer Opera Anthology Sheet Music Book

Voice and Piano Vocal - Difficulty: difficult
G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Edited by Martha Gerhart and Robert L. Larsen. G. Schirmer Opera Anthology Series. Baroque, Classical Period, 20th Century and Opera. Collection. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, introductory text and notes and translations. 344 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50483986).

Item Number: HL.50483986

ISBN 9780634032080. 8.5x11 inches. Compiled and edited by Robert L. Larsen & Martha Gerhart.

An excellent volume of coloratura arias has been added to the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology series. With 30 arias in English, Italian, German, French and Russian, this is the largest collection of coloratura operatic excerpts ever published. Because of the nature of the material, tradition-based performance suggestions are liberally found throughout the volume. For instance, you will find standard vocal variations for the Doll Song from The Tales of Hoffmann included in the edition, along with the original vocal line. Like the other volumes in the ground-breaking series, there are historical and plot notes about each aria, new engravings, and new translations for study.

  • Una Voce Poco Fa  From Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Composed by Gioachino Rossini, F Major
  • Volta la terrea  From Un Ballo in Maschera, Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Bb Major
  • Regnava Nel Silenzio  From Lucia di Lammermoor, Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, D Major
  • Quel guardo il cavaliere... So anch'io la virtu magica  From Don Pasquale, Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, G Major
  • Ah, tardai troppo... O Luce di quest'anima  From Linda di Chamounix, Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, C Major
  • Tornami a vagheggiar  From Alcina, Composed by George Frideric Handel, Bb Major
  • Durch Zartlichkeit Und Schmeicheln  From Die Entfugrung aus dem Serail, Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Major
  • O Zittre Nicht, Mein Lieber Sohn  From Die Zauberflote, Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bb Major
  • Der Holle Rache (The Queen of the Night)  From Die Zauberflote, Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, D Minor
  • Poor Wand'ring One  From The Pirates of Penzance, Composed by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Ab Major
  • Grossmachtige Prinzessin... Noch glaub' ich dem einen ganz mich gehorend  From Ariadne auf Naxos, Composed by Richard Strauss, F Major
  • Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll Song)  From Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Composed by Jacques Offenbach, Ab Major
  • Plus de depit, plus de tristesse  From Les Deux Avares, Composed by Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, Bb Major
  • Ombre legere (Shadow Song)  From Dinorah, Composed by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Db Major
  • Chacun le sait  From La Fille du Regiment, Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, F Major
  • Mein Herr Marquis  From Die Fledermaus, Composed by Johann Strauss Jr., G Major
  • Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande  From Die Fledermaus, Composed by Johann Strauss Jr., G Major
  • A vos jeux, mes amix... Partagez-vous mes fleurs! (Ophelia's Mad Scene)  From Hamlet, Composed by Ambroise Thomas, C# Minor
  • Ah! Ou va la jeune indoue (Bell Song)  From Lakme, Composed by Leo Delibes, E Major
  • Il dolce suono... Spargi d'amoro pianto (Mad Scene)  From Lucia di Lammermoor, Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, C Minor
  • C'est l'historie amoureuse (Laughing Song)  From Manon Lescaut, Composed by Daniel Francois Esprit Auber, E Major
  • Den Teuren zu versohnen  From Martha, Composed by Friedrich Von Flotow, Bb Major
  • O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce  From I Puritani, Composed by Vincenzo Bellini, Eb Major
  • Da schlagt di Abschiedsstunde  From Der Schauspieldirektor, Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, G Minor
  • Care compagne... Come per me sereno  From La Sonnambula, Composed by Vincenzo Bellini, Eb Major
  • Ah! non credea... Ah! non giunge  From La Sonnambula, Composed by Vincenzo Bellini, A Minor
  • Hello! Oh, Margaret, it's you   From The Telephone, Composed by Gian Carlo Menotti, G Major
  • Vocalise  From The Tempest, Composed by Lee Hoiby, A Minor
  • Je Suis Titania  From Mignon, Composed by Ambroise Thomas, Bb Major
  • Otvet' mne, zorkoe svetilo (Hymn to the Sun)  Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, A Major
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    lainey lou
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  • August 01, 2008 excellent rep, a must have

    highly recommended for every high coloratura soprano--this book has all the rep you need. multiple languages, optional ornamentation, and a big assortment of standard pieces that you need to know.

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  • 5

    Despina Daskalierou
    Corfu, Greece
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  • September 30, 2007 Coloratura Arias for Soprano

    It's one of my favourites books. Colaratura sopranos will find a lot of interesting arias.

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  • 5

    Toronto CA
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  • October 09, 2005 undergrads CAN make use of this too..

    A nice mix of the big hits (lucia's mad scene) and some more obscure numbers (plus de depis, plus de tristesse from les deux avares) admittedly some of the songs are quite big but some are good starter pieces for a talented coloratura. This book can grow with the...


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  • 5

  • September 23, 2003 Not for the Faint of Heart

    This is a fine collection of coloratura opera arias. I picked it up in the library one day and said "Whoa!" It's pretty heavy stuff. From Bellini to "Abduction" to Zerbetina's aria in "Ariadne"(!), the soprano who picks this up MUST be on top of their game. Definetly...

    not for the undergrads!

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