Arias for Soprano: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology (G. Schrimer Opera Anthology)

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(Vocal Collection). Contents: Handel: V'adoro pupille (Giulio Cesare) Mozart: Porgi, amor (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Dove sono (Le Nozze Figaro) * Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Bester Jungling (Der Schauspieldirektor) * Batti, batti, bel Masetto (Don Giovanni) * Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni) * Ach, ich fuhl's (Die Zauberflote) Beethoven: O war' ich schon mit dir vereint (Fidelio) C.M. von Weber: Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischutz) Verdi: Caro nome (Rigoletto) * Saper vorreste (Un Ballo in Maschera) * Sul fil d'un soffio etesio (Falstaff) Gounod: The Jewel Song (Faust) * Ah! Je veux vivre (Romeo et Juliette) Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m 'epouvante (Carmen) Offenbach: Elle a fui, la tourterelle! (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) Massenet: Adieu, notre petite table (Manon) Leoncavallo: Ballatella (I Pagliacci) Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimi (La Boheme) * Donde lieta (La Boheme) * Quando men vo (La Boheme) * Un bel di (Madama Butterfly) * O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) * Signore, ascolta (Turandot) * Tu che di gel sei cinta (Turandot) Menotti: The Black Swan (The Medium) * Monica's Waltz (The Medium) Moore: Willow Song (The Ballad of Baby Doe) * The Silver Aria (The Ballad of Baby Doe) Mechem: Fair Robin, I love (Tartuffe).

Product Details

  • Series: G. Schrimer Opera Anthology
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (May 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793504007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793504008
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

An essential volume for sopranos

37 people found this helpful.
 on September 15, 2000
By Musikal
The new G. Schrimer/Hal Leonard vocal editions have been greatly improved. This excellent, 200 page volume features 31 arias appropriate for beginning (Vedrai, carino) as well as advanced (Jeux veux vivre) voice students. The arrangements and piano reductions have been updated for accurancy, and optional ornaments are included. A section at the beginning includes notes on each opera as well as literal line by line trandlations-there are no rhyming “english versions” of the words listed in the score itself. Most voice teachers I have known own this book and recommend it to their students.(Other recommendations for voice students -The “Oratorio Anthology” for soprano, “The First Book of Soprano Solos”, and “The Prima Donna’s Album”, all published by G Schirmer/Hal Leonard Press. )The book includes classics such as “O mio babbino caro” as well as modern offerings such as “The Willow Song” from “The Ballad of Baby Doe” I am including a list of the arias found in this volume-perhaps the previous reviewer will change her mind. the title of the opera is in CAPS THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE: “Willow Song,” ” The Silver Aria,” UN BALLO IN MASCHERA “Saper Vorreste” LA BOHEME ” Mi chiamano Mimi,” “Quando men vo,” “Donde lieta,” CARMEN “Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante” LES CONTES D”HOFFMAN “Elle a fui, la tourterelle” DON GIOVANNI “Batti batti, o bel maseto” “Vedrai carino” FALSTAFF “Sul fil d’un soffio etesio” FAUST “Ah! Je ris de me voir” FIDELLIO “o war ich schon mit dir vereint” DER FREISCHUTZ “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen” GIANNI SCHICCHI “o mio babbino caro” GIULIO CESARE “V’adoro, pupille” MADAMA BUTTERFLY “un bel di vedremo” MANON “adieu, notre petite table” THE MEDIUM “The black swan” “Monica’s Waltz” LE NOZZE DI FIGARO “Porgi, amor,” “Dove sono i bei momenti” “Deh vieni, non tardar” I PAGLIACCI “Stridono lassu” RIGOLETTO “Caro nome” ROMEO ET JULIETTE “Ah! Jeux veux vivre” DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR “Bester Jungling” TARTUFFE “Fair Robin I Love” TURANDOT “Signore ascolta” “Tue che di gel sei cinta” DIE ZAUBERFLOTE “Ach, ich fuhl’s”

It’s a great book for both beginner and expert singers

13 people found this helpful.
 on June 24, 1999
I really enjoyed singing songs from this book. It has a collection of songs from operas such as “Carmen”, “Madama Butterfly”, “La Boheme” and many others. They come in a variety of languages. It has songs that work for pretty much any level of voice– from beginners to experts. It contains songs such as “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “The Willow”. It is definately worth getting if you are an opera fan!

Not bad at all!

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 24, 2005
By L. D.
This collection has over 30 songs from 23 operas (Classical to Contemporary period). It contains 18 pages of Notes and Translations where each song is described (the Act and Scene it was taken from, what is mainly going on in the opera before the song is sung) and a line-by-line English translation.

A very good book for beginning sopranos

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 25, 2008
By Kerlahna Marie
I am so glad that I bought this book. It has quite a few of the beginning to intermediate aria favorites. My voice teacher was quite happy to use this book to help me develop my voice rather than the favorite but extremely overused “24 Italian Songs and Arias”.

A Must Have!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 12, 2014
By Heidi
This book is filled with arias for the student who is training to be a classical/opera singer. It will serve as a great starting point as a student learns the basic arias in the opera world and keeps them at a level to not overblow or destroy range or do damage to their vocal cords. They would be considered entry level arias, technically wise, which is where one should be focused on initially before they progress on to anything more technical or mature for their voice. This book should be a staple in every serious student’s library.

Valuable Addition

2 people found this helpful.
 on August 3, 2006
By N. Epstein
This is an excellent anthology for the vocally advanced soprano. Many favorite arias from numerous composers are included in this collection. The arias are in the original Italian, French, German or English. There are no translations provided.


One person found this helpful.
 on March 16, 2014
By A Rosie Claddagh
These anthologies are just beyond wonderful. They have a brilliant selection of songs and the piano part is easy to follow if you wish to play and sing at the same time. The translations in the front of the book are clear, and while not underneath the other text in the actual songs, is easily written in if so desired.

Jammed full of great arias!

 on September 27, 2014
By Rhamy Marango
I had originally purchased the book of scores for Mezzo Sopranos, but my voice type has moved into 1st Soprano territory. The selection is wonderful, in this book. Many great arias for recitals & big auditions. I definitely recomend.

For Everyone

 on January 22, 2013
By mountain
Contains some famous arias, and some not really heard of. The book has a variety of arias, some with slower tempos and simpler melodies, and others with fast paced tempos and coloratura notes. If you are a soprano, I highly recommend you get this book! Even if you are not interested in classical music, it’s always good to learn your instrument (soprano voice) and have a rounded experience.

Arias for Soprano: Volume 1

 on June 2, 2008
By Amazon Customer
This book is by far my most tried and true friend. I bought it again because I not only overused and spilled numerous cups of coffee on my last book, but I took it with me everywhere and I would lose my own head if it weren’t attached. Nonetheless, I digress.

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