125 Opera Scenes for Women

Anyone who works with young singers knows that it’s a constant challenge to find repertoire that is both appropriate and fun when your available cast consists mainly of women, and most of those sopranos. Here is a compilation, by no means exhaustive, of 125 excerpts for female voices. Some of these require a bit of creativity in cuts or in re-voicing chorus. Many of these scenes can be extended if you have just one male singer (mostly baritones!), or cut into smaller scenes. If you have more suggestions, please feel free to contact me and I will add them to the list, which will remain available here as a free download.