I wouldn't suggest giving "Lass" to a tenor - if only because it is virtually
ALWAYS sung by women, and has thus come to be considered a "girl's song" in
the minds of 99% of people who are familiar with it.

How about one of these?:

"O Colombina, il tenero fido Arlecchin" from Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci -

Mozart: "Un'aura un amorosa", from Così fan tutte -

Mozart: "Dalla sua pace", from Don Giovanni -

Lully: "Bois épais", from Amadis -

Lalo: "Vainement, ma bien aimée", from Le roi d'Ys -

Gluck: "Unis dès la plus tendre enfance", from Iphigénie en Tauride -

Gluck: "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice", from Orphée et Eurydice (the Paris version) -

Bizet: "À la voix d'un amant fidèle", from La jolie fille de Perth -

Weill: "Lonely House", from Street Scene -

Gershwin: "There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York", from Porgy and
Bess -

Menotti: "This is my box", from Amahl and the Night Visitors -

And if we're going to allow that Handel's secular oratorio Semele is really an
opera, then so is his Acis and Galatea - so why not "Would you gain the tender
creature?" -

Suki Jantzen wrote:

>>Hi! I have a student at the University and he is a lyric tenor, ready for
>>his first opera aria. Now, I have about 3 million arias running around in
>>my head and I can't decide on one for his first.<<