Auditions will take place Thursday, August 28 in Hulsey 308 (the choral room) from 3:30-5:30. See below for requirements to audition for a leading role. An accompanist will be provided. If you would like to rehearse with the pianist and/or do a "dry run" of your audition aria, with or without an audience, come to class on Tuesday, August 26 in Hulsey 308. I'm happy to work with anyone who would like guidance during that time.
This year, we are doing a co-production between Opera Workshop and Chamber Singers: if you are in the chorus, you only need to register for one of the classes, not both. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-6:30 for principals, and the chorus will rehearse during Chamber Singers time on Mondays and Wednesdays. We'll negotiate how best to use everyone's time once we're in the theatre starting in late October, but the idea is to keep everything reasonable so no one feels overburdened!
Principal roles and the arias to prepare to audition (in English, please) are as follows. I can email you music if you need it, but you can also find it on IMSLP, here.
|Nemorino, a simple peasant, in love with Adina||tenor||"Una furtiva lagrima" (A furtive tear)|
|Adina, a wealthy landowner||soprano||"Prendi, per me..." (Take it, I have freed you)|
|Belcore, a sergeant||baritone||"Come Paride..." (Just as the charming Paris)|
|Dr. Dulcamara, an itinerant medicine man||bass||"Udite, udite..." (Listen, listen...)|
|Giannetta, Adina's friend||soprano||anything in English|
Following is the synopsis. Please note we are updating this show: the action will take place in a hotel.