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What are some opera songs written for contralto?

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yeah i no glitter and be gay is for a coloratura soprano

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The following is a list of examples of contralto roles in the standard operatic repertoire.

    * Auntie, landlady of The Boar, Peter Grimes (Britten)

    * The Baroness, Vanessa (Barber)

    * La Cieca, La Gioconda (Ponchielli)

    * Erda, Das Rheingold, Siegfried (Wagner)

    * Katisha, The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan)

    * Klytemnestra, Elektra (Richard Strauss)

    * Maddalena, Rigoletto (Verdi)

    * Malcolm, La donna del lago (Gioachino Rossini)

    * Mary, Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner)

    * Olga, Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

    * Orfeo, Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) (trouser role)

    * Lel, The Snow Maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov)

    * Didone, Egisto (Cavalli)

    * Pauline, The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)

    * La Principessa, Suor Angelica (Puccini)

    * Ruth The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan)

    * Ulrica, Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)

    * Widow Begbick, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Kurt Weill)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Please don't take all replies seriously.

    Everyone knows that Glitter and be Gay is for a coloratura soprano. (stratosphere high notes.)

    Contralto is the polar opposite for altos.

    There are beautifully written arias for contraltos in opera anthologies. i suggest you go to amazon.com, or sheetmusicplus.com and search contralto arias. They'll surely pull up volumns of suggestions and books of all sorts!

    hope this helps!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Voci di donna from La Gioconda is a beautiful contralto aria. The role of Ulrica in Un Ballo di Maschera is a great contralto role, sung famously by Marian Anderson in her only Met appearances.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you want to contact me, I have a whole lecture on the difference between "Contralto" and "Mezzo soprano".

    A few nice ones that are REALLY for contralto:

    Gluck-Che faro from Orfeo ed Euridice

    Handel- arias from Rinaldo

    Menotti- Lullaby from The Consul

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yniold

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bernstein: Glitter and Be Gay - from Candide

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