10 Solid Audition Songs for Traditional Sopranos

Having trouble finding a go-to Golden Age audition song to rock your soprano dreams?

If you’re tired of hearing the same old “If I Loved You” and “Vanilla Ice Cream,” this is for you!

Here I’ve listed some solid, well-known Golden Age classics that anyone will enjoy. Each of these songs fall perfectly between overdone and obscure, with tunes just famous enough to leave the creative team humming.

These traditional soprano tunes will spruce up your book!

1. “Dear Friend” from She Loves Me

Music & Lyrics: Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick

Year: 1959

Storytelling, humor, and heart. A juicy alternative to “Vanilla Ice Cream.”

2. “No Other Love” from Me and Juliet

Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II

Year: 1953

You can never go wrong with a little R&H. You just can’t.

3. “Falling In Love With Love” from The Boys From Syracuse

Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart

Year: 1938

This show tune was originally intended for the Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys From Syracuse. It was later performed by Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997).

4. “I’ll Know” from Guys and Dolls

Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Year: 1950

If you can nail this Loesser classic, go for it!

5. “How Lovely To Be A Woman” from Bye Bye Birdie

Music & Lyrics: Charles Strouse/Lee Adams

Year: 1960

A melodic treat for all my budding ingenues!

6. “Come Home” from Allegro

Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein

Year: 1947

All the feels for this heartbreaking classic.

7. “People Will Say We’re In Love” from Oklahoma

Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II

Year: 1943

A lesser used alternative to the soprano favorite, “Many A New Day.” Turn this solo into a duet and you’re golden.

8. “Hello, Young Lovers” from The King And I

Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II

Year: 1951

9. “This Is All Very New To Me” from Plain and Fancy

Music & Lyrics: Albert Hague/Arnold Horwitt

Year: 1955

Made famous by the late Barbara Cook. Our queen.

10. “Goodnight, My Someone” from The Music Man

Music & Lyrics: Meredith Wilson

Year: 1957

This lullaby is a stunning option to the overdone but equally stunning “My White Night” and “‘Til There Was You.”


Any Golden Age goodies you can’t get enough of in the audition room?

Any you could definitely do without?

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