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Opera Sing Along Song Pages are in alphabetical order.

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Barber of Seville, The

Largo al factotum ("Figaro!")

Aria From The Comic Opera
by Gioachino Rossini (1816)
Melody Lane MP3


The Toreador March

Exciting bullfighter's song from the Georges Bizet opera masterpiece Carmen
Melody Lane MP3


Carmen reveals her fickle nature regarding romance in this famous aria
Melody Lane MP3

The Flower Song

Poignant aria sung by Don Jose, expressing his love to Carmen
Melody Lane MP3

Gianni Schicchi

O Mio Babbino Caro

 Lilting melodic love song from the one-act Italian opera
by Giacomo Puccini
Melody Lane MP3

Hansel and Gretel

Evening Prayer

From the opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
English text by George Shackley (1890)

The beautiful duet from this classic children's opera
Melody Lane MP3

Il Trovatore

The Anvil Chorus

Famous Chorus From Verdi's Opera Il Trovatore
Melody Lane MP3

The Miserere Scene

From Act 4 of the Verdi Opera Il Trovatore
Melody Lane MP3

Stride La Vampa! and Di Quella Pira
2 MP3

I Pagliacci

"Vesti la giubba"

"On With The Show!" From the opera
  Music and Libretto by Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1892)
Melody Lane MP3

La Boheme

"Che gelida manina" and "Mi chiamano Mimì"

The two most beautiful and romantic operatic arias ever written,
from the opera La Boheme, by Giacomo Puccini
Melody Lane MP3


The Flower Duet

Bell Song

French Opera, Written by Leo Delibes (1883)
Melody Lane MP3 Files

L'Elisire D'Amore

Down Her Soft Cheek A Pearly Tear
Una Furtiva Lagrima

Gorgeous aria from the 1832 Italian opera L'Elisire D'Amore
(The Elixer Of Love)
By Gaetano Donizetti
Melody Lane MP3

Madame Butterfly

Un bel dì
(One Fine Day)

Aria from the Italian opera by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto : Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica (1904)
The plaintive, passionate song of faith in the face of betrayal,
sung by the young geisha girl with a loving heart of gold
A classic favorite of romantics everywhere!
Melody Lane MP3

The Marriage of Figaro

Voi che sapete

Cherubino's Aria From The Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro"
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Premiere: Vienna, May 1, 1786
Melody Lane MP3


Va', pensiero

From the Giuseppe Verdi Opera Nabucco (1842)
A stirring and emotional song of freedom and love of country
Melody Lane MP3


"Caro Nome" and "La Donna E Mobile"

The sweet virginal ingenue and the lowdown cad....two arias
from the great Giuseppe Verdi opera Rigoletto
Melody Lane MP3

Romeo And Juliette

Je Veux Vivre Dans Ce Reve

From Charles Gounod's Classic French Opera (1867)
Melody Lane MP3

Samson and Delilah

Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix
(My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice)

By Camille Saint-Saens (1877)
A haunting song of a tragic, doomed love
Melody Lane MP3

Tales Of Hoffman, The


From the French opera Les Contes De Hoffman

Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier
English Words by William George
From a play by Barbiere and Carré
First performed on February 10, 1881 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris
Featured in the Academy Award winning Italian film Life Is Beautiful
Melody Lane MP3


The Pilgrims' Chorus

The magnificent chorus from the Richard Wagner opera (1848)
Melody Lane MP3


"Vissi d'arte"

"E Lucevan le stelle"

Two luscious, sublime, beautiful and romantic arias from the Giacomo Puccini opera Tosca
Melody Lane MP3 Files

Tristan and Isolde


The final love-death aria sung by Isolde
in Richard Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde
Melody Lane MP3


Nessun Dorma

Magnificent solo from the Puccini Opera
Melody Lane MP3

Light Opera Classics

Song Of Love

From the operetta Blossom Time
About the life of classical composer Franz Schubert
Music by Sigmund Romberg and Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly (1921)
Melody Lane MP3

Two From the 1903 Operetta "Babes In Toyland"
Music by Victor Herbert. Book and Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Publication: New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1903.
These two exquisitely wistful and beautiful MIDI songs were featured in
Laurel and Hardy's holiday classic "March of the Wooden Soldiers"
Custom Melody Lane MP3 Files


Go To Sleep, Slumber Deep!

I Can't Do The Sum

March Of The Wooden Soldiers

The Bohemian Girl

I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls

From The Opera
Music Written by Michael William Balfe and Lyrics by Alfred Bunn (1834)
Beautiful, romantic aria, sung by a gypsy girl who dreams of a better life
Melody Lane MP3

Tell Me Pretty Maiden
(Are There Any More At Home Like You?)

From Florodora
Book by Owen Hall, Music by Leslie Stuart (1900)
A landmark song for musical comedy operetta's,
this number was the hit from the show
Melody Lane MP3 and Vintage Recording MP3

The Beggar's Opera

Two Airs from the John Gay 1728 Opera


Rousing number from Act 4
Sung by George C. Scott in the 1971 TV film based on
the Charlotte Bronte novel Jane Eyre

Virgins Are Like The Fair Flower

Rather sad and haunting Air Number 6 from the opera,
giving an allegory between flowers dying and the loss
of virginity in a maiden fair.
Sung by the characters Frank and Jane
in the 1995 Miramax film based on Jane Austen's Emma
Melody Lane MP3 Files

Victor Herbert Operettas

Selections From The Red Mill

Lyrics by Henry Blossom and Music by Victor Herbert
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1906)

3 Musical selections from The Red Mill, an operetta
about two Americans playing matchmaker in Holland
This show was a big hit for Victor Herbert, and featured
the show stopper The Streets Of New York,
featured here, which had them dancing in the aisles
Melody Lane MP3

A Kiss in the Dark

Words by B. G. DeSylva
Music by Victor Herbert
From the operetta Orange Blossoms (1922)
Melody Lane MP3

Kiss Me Again

Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Henry Blossom
From the 1905 operetta Mademoiselle Modiste comes this romantic
standard song that has been popular for generations
Melody Lane MP3

In Dreamland

Words by Harry B. Smith
Music by Victor Herbert
Publication: New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., (1895)
A beautiful love song popularized in an early operetta for
Victor Herbert called "The Wizard of the Nile"
Melody Lane MP3

When You're Away

Lyrics by Henry Blossom and Music by Victor Herbert
Publication: New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1914.
From Victor Herbert's comical operetta The Only Girl
Melody Lane MP3

H.M.S. Pinafore

Great Selections From the English Light Opera H.M.S. Pinafore
Lyrics and Music by Gilbert and Sullivan
Melody Lane MP3


The Pirates of Penzance

Selections From the English Light Opera
Lyrics and Music by Gilbert and Sullivan

I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General

Poor Wandering One!

2 Melody Lane MP3 Sing Along Files