I‘ve already written a very detailed post on choosing a standout audition song. It walks you through seven steps to figuring out if the song is right for you and the show you’re auditioning for!
You need to be aware of the context of your song as well as the mood of the entire show (if you audition with “The Light in the Piazza,” you need to be aware of why Clara is so confused and amazed at her new feelings of love).
That post is great for helping you contextualize a song.
But you’re here for soprano song ideas!
Feel free to take my audition song idea quiz or check out this list of songs for sopranos below!
Audition Song Idea List for Sopranos
Uptempo for Sopranos:
- “I’ve Got Confidence”: The Sound of Music
- “Bathing Beauty”: Love Never Dies**
- “Mother Did You Watch?”: Love Never Dies
- “In My Own Little Corner”: Cinderella
- “I Feel Pretty”: West Side Story*
- “I Could Have Danced All Night”: My Fair Lady
- “When You Got It, Flaunt It”: The Producers
- “Matchmaker”: Fiddler on the Roof
- “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood”: Camelot
- “Art is Calling for Me”: The Enchantress
- “Green Finch and Linnet Bird”: Sweeney Todd
- “I Whistle a Happy Tune”: The King and I
- “Many a New Day”: Oklahoma!*
- “The Next Time it Happens”: Pipe Dream
- “Vanilla Ice Cream”: She Loves Me
Ballads for Sopranos:
- “The Light in the Piazza”: The Light in the Piazza
- “Flowers”: Hadestown
- “Far from the Home I Love”: Fiddler on the Roof*
- “If I Loved You”: Carousel
- “Crossing a Bridge”: Anastasia
- “Could We Start Again, Please?”: Jesus Christ Superstar
- “Wait”: Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- “He Was Tall”: Cinderella
- “Once Upon a December”: Anastasia
- “Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye”: Anything Goes
- “I Have a Love”: West Side Story*
- “How to Return Home”: Tales From the Bad Years
- “Mama Who Bore Me”: Spring Awakening*
- “Hopelessly Devoted to You”: Grease
- “Thank You For the Music”: Mamma Mia!
- “In My Life”: Les Misérables*
- “Moonfall”: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- “Home”: Beauty and the Beast*
- “Before I Gaze at You Again”: Camelot
- “Bill”: Show Boat
- “Somewhere”: West Side Story
- “This Is All Very New to Me”: Plain and Fancy
- “My Lord and Master”: The King and I
- “I Don’t Need a Roof”: Big Fish
- “Painting Her Portrait”: Jane Eyre
- “No One Knows Who I Am”: Jekyll & Hyde
- “Love Never Dies”: Love Never Dies
- “How Could I Ever Know”: The Secret Garden
- “What Did I Have That I Don’t Have”: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
- “Here’s to Your Illusions”: Flahooley
Comedic for Sopranos:
- “Glitter and be Gay”: Candide
- “Delishious”: Nice Work If You Can Get It
- “A Note From Grandma”: The Wedding Singer
- “Wonderful”: Olympus on My Mind
- “If I Were a Bell”: Guys and Dolls
- “Getting Married Today”: Company
- “Honey Honey”: Mamma Mia!
- “Alto’s Lament”: Spamalot
- “In a Little While”: Once Upon a Mattress
*Possibly overdone. If it’s the perfect song and you can kill it, I say go for it.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list. I will continue to update this as I find more songs!
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