Chicago & the Aria Frequency List!

Not an easy day. Started out with a voice mail from United Airlines telling us that our flight to Cincinnati tonight is canceled. The helpful reservations agent was happy to put us on a flight tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, it would arrive an hour after we’re due to start auditions tomorrow morning. Anticipate needing lots of caffeine to get through today (at left). Four ventis for two people. That’s 80 ounces of coffee. 2.37 liters. Even I think that sounds obscene.

Got onto an American airlines flight that leaves a few hours later than the originally scheduled one (it’s theoretical, of course, because we’re still sitting in the airport, so we’re not strictly on the flight yet…). Of course, changing one’s flight to a one-way ticket mere hours before departure is a threatening thing to do, so we were singled out for particularly special treatment by O’Hare security. Getting tired and cranky. I’m not a good road warrior.

Thanks to the extra two-hour hang time here at the airport, the rest of today’s entry is given over to this year’s aria frequency list. It’s a summary of all the arias that singers have offered for our auditions, sorted by frequency of appearance. This list doesn’t reflect what we’ve actually heard people sing, but rather the choices they’ve offered. Please forgive typos, etc. Made an attempt to proof for accuracy, but there’s only so much time.

Who’s Singing What


The big winner – 31 times
Ach ich fühl’s

The Runners-up – about 20 times each
No word from Tom…I go to him
Ain’t it a pretty night
Jewel Song
Deh vieni

Very Popular – 10 or more times
Adieu, notre petite table
Be kind and courteous
Come scoglio
Durch Zärtlichkeit
Je dis
Je veux vivre
Non mi dir
Porgi amor
Quando m’en vo
Quel guardo…So anch’io

Somewhat Frequent – 3-10 times each
Ach ich liebte
Ah fors’è lui…Sempre libera
Ah non credea…Ah non giunge
Ah! fuggi il traditor
Batti batti
Bester Jüngling
But you do not know this man
Caro nome
Chacun le sait
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Comme autre fois
Da tempeste
Dearest Mama
Depuis le jour
Der Hölle Rache
Donde lieta uscí
Dove sono
Du gai soleil
Elle a fui
Embroidery aria
Es gibt ein Reich
Fire aria
Glitter and be gay
Grossmächitge Prinzessin
Have peace, Jo
How beautiful it is
I want magic
Je marche sur tous les chemins
Je suis encore tout étourdie
Les oiseaux
Mein Herr Marquis
Mi chiamano Mimi
Mi tradi
Nun eilt herbei
O luce di quest’anima
O mio babbino caro
O quante volte
O wär’ ich schon
O zittre nicht
Once I thought
Padre, germani, addio
Piangete voi…Al dolce guidami
Presentation of the Rose
Silver Aria
Song to the Moon
Steal me
Sul fil d’un soffio etesio
Tornami a vagheggiar
Tu che di gel
Willow song

Once or Twice
Adele’s Audition aria
Ah! Douce Enfant
Ah! non sai qual prestigio si cela (Maria Padilla)
Ah, que ton âme (Jemmy’s aria)
Always through the changing
Amour, ranime mon courage
As when the dove
Barbaro, o Dio, mi vedi
Bel raggio lusinghier
Bell song
Care compagne
Come in quest’ora
Come per me sereno
Convien partir
Da schlägt des Abschieds Stunde
D’amor sull’ali rosee
Das war sehr gut
Di, cor mio
Dich, theure Halle
Die Wiener Herrn
Dieu, quel frisson
Douce enfant
Du bist der Lenz
Einsam in trüben Tagen
En proie à la tristesse
Eran già create in cielo
Fair Robin
Furie terribili
Gluck das mir verbliebt
I can smell the sea air
I’m looking for Curly
Ich bin die Christel von der Post
Il faut partir
I’m full of happiness
In uomini
Injurious Hermia
Io son l’umile ancella
Je suis Titania
Je vais le voir
Kiss me not goodbye
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen
L’altra notte
Lady, to your dressing table
Lagrimas Mias
Love me big
Ma quando tornerai
Marenka’s aria
Mes filles (Carmelites)
Monica’s Waltz
My man’s gone now
Non so le tetre immagini
O patria mia
O sleep
Oh Nelly I’ve fallen in love
Ombre pallide
Par le rang…Salut à la France
Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
Per pietà
Plus grand, dans son obscurite
Quella vita a me funesta
Qui la voce…Vien diletta
Regnava nel silenzio
Robert, toi que j’aime
S’altro che lagrime
Saper vorreste
Se il padre perdei
Se pietà
Sempre libera
Senza mamma
Si, mi chiamano Mimì
Signore, ascolta
Snow wraps us
So che non e più mio (Arianna in Creta)
Sola, perduta, abbondanata
Son vergin vezzosa
Stridonò lassu
Tacea la notte
The hours creep on apace
Tiny’s song
To this we’ve come
Trees on the mountain
Tu che le vanità
Tutte nel cor vi sento
Un bel di vedremo
Una donna a quindici anni
Una voce poco fa (sop)
V’adoro pupille
Vedrai carino
Venite inginocchiatevi
Vixen’s aria
Volta la terrea
Welche Wonne, welche Lust
What would it be for me
Wo bin ich
You’ve never seen the winter here


Tied for First Place
Must the Winter Come So Soon
Sein wir wieder gut
Smanie implacabili
Va, laisse couler mes larmes

The Runners-up
Cruda sorte
Non so più
Parto parto
Una voce poco fa
Voi che sapete

Ah Michele don’t you know
Chacun à son goût
Faites-lui mes aveux
Give him this orchid
Iris hence away
Je vous écris
Nobles seigneurs
Podrugi milïye
Sta nell’Ircana
Things change, Jo
When I am laid in earth
Wie du warst

Once or Twice
Addio o miei sospiri
Adieu forêts
Afraid, am I afraid?
Ah! que j’aime les miltaires
Al lampo dell’armi
All’alma fedel
Amour, viens aider
Cara sposa
Che farò
Cho chvila (Jenufa)
Connais-tu le pays
Dopo notte
È amore un ladroncello
En vain pour eviter
Enfin je suis ici
Già dagli occhi
I do not judge you John
I was a constant, faithful wife
Il segreto per esser felice
Je suis Lazuli
Kiss me not goodbye
Lascia ch’io pianga
Lullaby (from Consul)
Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix
Nancy’s aria (Bartered Bride)
Nina’s aria (The Seagull)
No innoncence (Grapes of Wrath)
Non ho colpa
Non piu di fiori
Non più mesta
Non, non vous n’avez (Huguenots)
O don fatale
O mio Fernando
O pallida, che un giorno
O thou bright sun
Ombra mai fu
Perfect as we are
Presti omai
Priva son d’ogni conforto
Que fais-tu
Quint, Peter Quint
Re dell’abisso
Saga of Jenny
Se Romeo
Send in the clowns
Sgombra è la sacra selva
Stride la vampa
Svegliatevi nel core
The Best Thing of All
Und ob die Wolke
Va, l’error mi palesa
Vedrai carino
Voce di donna
Voi lo sapete
Vois sous l’archet
Waiting (Great Gatsby)
We cannot retrace our steps
What a movie
Where shall I fly


First Place and Runner-up
Dies Bildniss (16 times)
Ah lève-toi soleil (12 times)

Very Popular
Ah fuyez
Che gelida manina
Dalla sua pace
Ecco ridente
Here I stand
Il mio tesoro
La mia letizia infondere
Lonely House
New York Lights
O wie ängstlich
Parmi veder le lagrime
Salut, demeure chaste e pure
Sam’s aria
Si, ritrovarla
Un aura amorosa
Una furtiva lagrima
Vainement, ma bien aimée

Once or Twice
Ah come mai non senti
Ah mes amis
Ah! Do not laugh (Goya)
Ah, la paterna mano
Air de gonzalve (L’heure Espanole)
Amore o grillo
Avete torto!
Cessa di più resistere
Com’è gentil
Dal labbro il canto
De’ miei bollenti spiriti
Deserto in terra
Di rigori armato il seno
Donna non vidi mai
E lucevan le stelle
Empio, per farti guerra
Fatto inferno
Fra poco a me ricovero
Frisch zum Kampfe
Fuor del mar
I know that you all hate me
Ich baue ganz
In quegli anni
Inkslinger’s Song
Je crois entendre
Kuda, kuda
La fleur
La giustizia
Languir per una bella
Love sounds th’alarm
Love too frequently betrayed
No puede ser
O blonde Cérès
O Paridis
On the path to the lake
Oui, je veux par le monde
Outside this house
Pour me rapproacher
Pourquoi me réveiller
Povero Ernesto
Que les destins prospères
Rome is now ruled
Take a pair of sparkling eyes
Tarquinius does not wait
Täubchen das entflattert ist
Tradito, schernito
Un momento di contento
Una ne so a memorìa (Viaggio)
Unis dès la plus tendre enfance
Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton


The Winner
Hai gia vinta la causa (22 times)

Avant de quitter ces lieux
Look, through the port

E fra quest’ansie
Largo al factotum
Lieben, Hassen
Mein Sehnen
O du mein holder Abendstern
Onegin’s aria
Papageno’s suicide aria
Questo amor
Within this frail crucible

Once or Twice
Bella siccome un angelo
Carlos, ecoute
Cecil’s Song of Government (Gloriana)
Churchyard’s agog
Come Paride vezzose
Come un ape
Come un’ape
Cruda, funesta smania
Dearest Amelia
Deh vieni alla finestra
Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja
Do you know the land
Donne mie
È sogno?
God does not need my name
I am a saint (Miss Lonelyhearts)
I burn, I freeze
I had to strike down that Jemmy Legs
If she be innocent
Il cavallo scalpiti (Cavalleria)
I’ve got plenty of nuttin’
Joseph’s confession
Lodgers’ aria
Mary Warren
Nur mutig, mein Herze
O Nadir
O vin dissipe la tristesse
One alone
Pari siamo
Schaunard’s aria
Se vuol ballare
See the raging flames arise
Si tra I ceppi
Sibillar gli angui d’Aletto
Soliloquy (Carousel)
There was a knight
Tickling a Trout
Vision fugitive
When the air sings of summer
Who am I? (A Month in the Country)
Ya vas lyublu
Zaza, piccola zingara


Most Popular

I’m a lonely man, Susannah
Aprite un po’
O du mein holder Abendstern

Once or Twice
A Ship called Hunger
Ah per sempre
Come dal ciel
Come Master
Ecco la sconsolata donna
Ella giammai m’amó
Épouse quelque brave fille
Gospod’ moy
Hear me O Lord
Hear me ye winds and waves
Ho capito
Il lacerato spirito
La calunnia
Lakme, ton doux regard se voile
Let things be like they always was
Lyubvi vse vozrastï pokornï
Mein Herr und Gott
Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug’ (Fasolt)
Non più andrai
O beauty
O Isis und Osiris
O wie will ich triumphieren
Piff paff
Pravaslavniye (Shelkalov’s aria)
Se vuol ballare
Si la rigeur
Sorge infausta
Sweet Moon, I thank thee
Vecchia zimarra
Votre toast
Vous qui faites l’endormie
Wie schon ist doch die Musik


Multiple times
Che farò
I know a bank
Tu preparati a morire

Ah di si nobil alma
Cara speme
Cor ingrato
Di tanti palpiti
Di te mi rido
Fammi combattere
Hymen haste
Impious Wretch
Non so più
Non so, se sia la speme
Ombra mai fu
Quel torrente
Son reo
Venga pur minacci e frema
Verdi allori

See you in Ohio tomorrow.

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