Barenreiter Opera Kaleidoscope for Soprano

SKU BA 8828

This collection of opera arias for soprano (or mezzo-soprano) and piano offers a cross-section of Bärenreiter’s extensive catalogue of stage works.

An affordable anthology with such well-known and favourite arias as Handel’s famous “Ombra mai fu” and Mozart’s “Ach ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden!” is not only suited for voice students and aspiring singers preparing for examinations and auditions, but also provides seasoned professionals with inspiration and material for programming their recitals

The collection spans a representative arch from the early baroque to the romantic era, gathering together repertoire masterpieces by Monteverdi, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Smetana and Chabrier. The pieces are in Italian, French, Czech and German and include, for the most part, a singable translation in German. The spectrum ranges from the declamatory style to easy coloratura. The piano arrangements have been prepared by experienced conductors and répétiteurs.


  • Monteverdi, Claudio: "Signor, quel infelice" (Proserpina) from "L'Orfeo"
  • Händel, Georg Friedrich: "Tornami a vagheggiar" (Morgana) from "Alcina" HWV 34
  • Händel, Georg Friedrich: "Frondi tenere" - "Ombra mai fu" (Serse) from "Serse" HWV 40
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: "Qual vita é questa mai" - "Che fiero momento" (Euridice) from "Orfeo ed Euridice" Vienna version 1762
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: "Divinités du Styx" (Alceste) from "Alceste" Paris version 1776
  • Haydn, Joseph: "È amore di natura" (Nerina) from "La fedeltá premiata" Hob. XXVlll:10"
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: "Giunse alfin il momento" - " Deh vieni non tardar " (Susanna) from "Le nozze di Figaro" KV 492
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: "Ach ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden!" (Pamina) from "Die Zauberflöte" KV 620
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: "O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint" ( Marzelline) from "Fidelio"
  • Berlioz, Hector: "Adieu, fière cité" (Didon) from "Les Troyens"
  • Smetana, Bedrich: "Kdybych se co takového (Marenka) from "Prodaná nevesta / Die verkaufte Braut / The Bartered Bride"
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: "Ô petite étoile !" (Lazuli) from "L'Étoile"

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