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This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations. The soprano volume also includes ten arias for coloratura.


CONTENTS FOR SOPRANO:


John Adams
DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light?
NIXON IN CHINA: I don't daydream


Dominick Argento
THE BOOR: The Widow's Aria
CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: Though absent from these ears and eyes
THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: Virginia's Aria


Leonard Bernstein
A QUIET PLACE: Dede's Aria


Benjamin Britten
ALBERT HERRING: I'm full of happiness •  Miss Wordsworth's Aria
GLORIANA: The Dressing-Table Song • The Queen's Dilemma
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Injurious Hermia
PETER GRIMES: Let her among you without fault • Embroidery Aria
THE TURN OF THE SCREW: How beautiful it is • Lost in my labryrinth


Aaron Copland
THE TENDER LAND: Laurie's Song


Carlisle Floyd
COLD SASSY TREE: Rented rooms
OF MICE AND MEN: Curly's Wife's Aria
SUSANNAH: Ain't it a pretty night • The trees on the mountains
WUTHERING HEIGHTS: I've dreamt in my life


John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: I'm like a skiff on the ocean tossed • When young at the bar...Ungrateful Macheath!


Henry Purcell, realized and edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst
DIDO AND AENEAS: Oft she visits this lov'd mountain • Thanks to these lonesome vales


Sergei Rachmaninoff
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Francesca's Aria


Ned Rorem
OUR TOWN: Emily's Aria


Richard Strauss
ARABELLA: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Es gibt ein Reich
CAPRICCIO: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Letzte Szene/Final Scene)
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Da geht er hin (Monolog der Marschallin/Marschallin's Monologue)


Igor Stravinsky
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: No word from Tom...I go to him


CONTENTS FOR COLORATURA SOPRANO:


John Adams
NIXON IN CHINA: I am the wife of Mao Tsetung


Dominick Argento
MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: I see in you a looking glass
POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: Lady with a Hand Mirror Aria


Jack Beeson
CAPTAIN JINKS OF THE HORSE MARINES: Aurelia's Aria


Leonard Bernstein
CANDIDE: Glitter and Be Gay


Benjamin Britten
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Come, now a roundel • Be kind and courteous


Richard Strauss
ARABELLA: Die Wiener Herrn verstehn sich
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Grossmätige Prinzessin


Igor Stravinsky
LE ROSSIGNOL: Chanson du Rossignol

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