If you want to know what the popular YAP audition rep is this fall, this is the place to be. Sopranos, you’re first in line.
My completely unscientific conclusions?
Well, I have no idea why so many of you feel compelled to sing Pamina’s breathtakingly-beautiful-and-supernaturally-difficult aria. And I’m alternately pleasantly surprised and relieved (I won’t tell you which reaction applies to which aria…) to see a few things only offered by one(!) person: The Trees on the Mountains, Saper vorreste, Monica’s Waltz, and O mio babbino caro (what?!?). And finally, it’s great to see newer American arias creeping up the list (from Fantastic Mr. Fox, Three Decembers, Death of Klinghoffer, Our Town, A Wedding and more).
Here’s the jumping off point for all the lists: https://opera.wolftrap.org/aria-frequency-lists/.
Lists for mezzo, countertenor, tenor, baritone, and bass-baritone/bass to follow over the next couple of weeks as I can get to them.
Right now, it feels like summertime in New York, and since breakfast, lunch, and dinner consisted of responsible yogurt and various greens, I’m giving in to the siren call across the street.