Acting in Plays, Singing/Fiddler on the Roof audition song
I am currently looking for an audition song for the part of Golde in Fiddler On the Roof. I don't want to sing a song from Fiddler, but a song from a musical made at around the same time as Fiddler would suffice. I'm a mezzo-soprano, but please nothing ridiculously high--I sing alto most of the time, but am comfortable singing in head voice.
Hello, Paige --
Thank you for the question.
Golde is a great role. Listen to the Original Cast recording featuring Maria Karnilova. She established all of Golde’s moods and sounds, everything from solemnity to sarcasm. Be ready to sing all of her music in case you get asked. If I’m on your audition panel and think you’re what the producer has in mind, I’m going to ask you to sing a few measures from “Do you love me?”.
Consider “My Best Beau” from MAME. Click on the URL below to order on-line:
My Best Beau
Notice it is in the key of A Major. It covers Golde’s top note and goes down to Low A. You might want to think about transposing it up one half-step to B-Flat. The top note then becomes an E-flat for the “what” of “Do I what?”.
Also consider a verse from “Motherhood March” from HELLO, DOLLY. Go to the same website. Transpose it down to the key of F Major:
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