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Principal Lead and Comprimario Singers Auditions Announcement

Principal Lead and Comprimario Singers Auditions Announcement

Oswego Opera Theatre announces Company auditions for lead and comprimario roles for the 2009-2010 season.
DATE: Wednesday, August 5, 2009
TIME: Beginning 5:30pm
LOCATION: Lamson Road Community Church, just north of Baldwinsville, NY
Corner of Lamson Road and State Route 48 (stoplight at intersection)
BACK-UP: Depending upon requests, another date(s) will be determined

The Company pianist, Rebecca Horning, will be available to accompany, or you may bring your own accompanist. All vocal score editions from G. Schirmer (Monteverdi as realized by Raymond Leppard, 1968). Please prepare up to three arias or excerpts from ensembles from the operas being performed, or arias/excerpts from comparable roles/operas.

Please submit by email to [email protected] your bio, resume and head shot(s) with your audition response, as well as a general audition time preference if necessary. Everyone will be assigned to a specific one-hour time block along with up to four other people. If all cannot be reasonably accommodated on August 5, another date will be opened. Call 315-638-1085 for further information.

2009 – 2010 PRODUCTIONS

(1.) “OPERA LOVE SCENES”
Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 1 at 2:00pm
Production/Rehearsal Period: October 18 – November 1
Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego
Program:
Monteverdi: Prologue to The Coronation of Poppea (in English)
Roles: Fortune – Sop., Virtue – Sop., Love – High Sop.
Puccini: from Act II, Madama Butterfly (in Italian)
Beginning Act II through the Butterfly-Sharpless letter scene, ending
with the presentation of Dolore (w/out Goro & Yamadori scenes)
Roles: Cio-Cio-San, Suzuki, Sharpless
Donizetti: from Act I, Lucia di Lammermoor (in Italian)
Beginning at Regnava nel silenzio to the end of the Love Duet
Roles: Lucia, Alisa, Edgardo
Mozart: from Act I, The Marriage of Figaro (in Italian, with recits)
Beginning of Act I through Se vuol ballare
Roles: Susanna, Figaro
Donizetti: from The Elixir of Love (in Italian, with recits)
Che vuol dire coteste suonata / Udite, udite, o rustici, and one of the
following depending upon audition results:
1. Finale to Act I, beginning at Nemorino’s Adina, credimi
2. Act II: Cantiamo, facciam brindisi chorus/ Io son ricco e tu sei
bella duet, with Cantiamo da capo
Roles: Adina, Nemorino, Dulcamara, Belcore, Giannetta
Gilbert & Sullivan: excerpts from HMS Pinafore
My Gallant Crew / I am the Captain of the Pinafore
I’m the Monarch of the Sea / When I Was a Lad
Refrain, Audacious Tar
Never Mind the Why and Wherefore
A Many Years Ago / Finale
Roles: Josephine, Ralph, Captain Corcoran, Sir Joseph Porter,
Buttercup

(2.) Donizetti: The Elixir of Love
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 2pm
Production/Rehearsal Period: April 5-18
Oswego High School Theatre