Good auditioning song tenor

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    Hello,

    can anybody suggest me a good auditioning lyric tenor song from musical? I am lyric tenor and have sung mostly opera but would like to expand my repertoire also to musical theatre. Thanks!

    Toomas

    • 28th Mar 2011
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    I have dealt with this issue many times from the soprano end of the spectrum, as I do perform professionally in both genres. (It certainly makes one a little more employable!) A few suggestions for you:

    "Maria": West Side Story

    "The Impossible Dream" (in C, or higher if you like!)

    "Bring Him Home" (Les Mis)

    "Love Changes Everything" (Aspects Of Love)

    "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Carousel)

    If you haven't already done so, check out some Alfie Boe & Michael Ball musical theatre compilation albums for more inspiration, maybe? Also, pretty much all the old-style musical theatre "male lead" songs (of the Rogers & Hammerstein-type vein) work well for classical tenor voices (especially when transposed into the perfect key for you!) It's only the more modern "rock opera"-type shows that might not show your voice off as well, perhaps.

    Hope this helps! - Let me know how you get on

    :)

    • 16th Feb 2011
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    Thank you very much for so many suggestions! Now can I start with my musical-career! :D

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  • Ian Price

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    try "On The Street Where You Live" as 1 lyric tenor to another it has everything you need.

    • 24th Mar 2011
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    Thank you for your reply! You are right, this piece is really good, I just thought that it was too "classical" for someone.

    • 25th Mar 2011
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    you're a high tenor so try:

    I only want to say JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

    Anthem CHESS

    If you could see her CABARET

    Younger than springtime SOUTH PACIFIC

    Lonely House STREET SCENE (Weil)

    And this is my beloved KISMET

    dein ist mein ganzes herz!

    gluuck auf!

    • 27th Mar 2011
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    Thank you for so many good suggestions! They have been really useful! You are wonderful!

    I have studied "Anthem" and "On the street you live"

    I could add also "Into the fire" (form Scarlet Pimpernel) that is good piece if someone asks you to sing something fast.

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  • Ian Price

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    I agree with Sani that "all I want to say" (see "Gethsemany") is probably the best song to audition and has been sung to death and also a few words of caution, if you're not strong up to F in Alt it might be beyond you and will show any cracks in technique, plus if you dont also have a strong rock voice it can feel lack lustre, but if you can pull it off be prepared to shed a tear as I have done every time I have performed it.

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