The following was posted by William Florescu, director of Milwaukee's Florentine Opera. I thought it said it all (at least, what I find myself saying all time):
We have just started rehearsals for the company's first world premiere, Don Davis' Rio de Sangre. What I was struck by, at the first day of music rehearsal, is how prepared all of the artists (including our Studio Artists) were for this tough, but rewarding, score.
It is an obvious reminder, of course, but when you have a successful audition, two very important steps that need to be followed once you get the job are:
1. Be prepared when rehearsals commence
2. Be a great colleague
Follow these two obvious, but all too often not followed, rules, and you will find yourself not having to worry about auditioning for that particular company again - believe me - they will want you back!!