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CURRENT CASTING CALL:
Utopia Opera is pleased to announce auditions for the last three productions of its sixth season:
THE GRAND DUKE - March 3 – 11, 2017
written by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
directed and conducted by William Remmers
THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE - May 6 – 13, 2017
written by Douglas Moore and John Latouche
directed by Gary Slavin, conducted by William Remmers
EUGENE ONEGIN - June 2 – 10, 2017
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
directed by Benjamin Spierman, conducted by Dmitry Glivinskiy
- All shows are staged with orchestra in Manhattan and performed in their original languages (English, English, & Russian) with English supertitles.
Coachings with the conductors and directors for these shows can begin as soon as the roles are cast. More sporadic musical rehearsals begin in mid-January for Duke, mid-March for Baby Doe, and mid-April for Onegin. Intensive staging rehearsals begin in February for Duke, April for Baby Doe, and May for Onegin. Rehearsals are generally scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The weekend and weekday nights leading to opening night must be made totally available. If availability suits, we may also consider rehearsals during the day.
- good singing is good singing. We welcome singers of all styles to audition. Musical theatre singers are especially encouraged to audition for Duke and Baby Doe. All singers should be aware of the expectation that none of the singing will be amplified and they must be able to healthily carry their voices over an orchestra.
- special Russian coaching will be made available for Onegin.
- covers will be cast for the principal roles and some key roles will be double-cast.
ROLE BREAKDOWN can be found here: http://utopiaopera.org/spring2017rolebreakdown.pdf
AUDITION DATES – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
*Monday, November 14, 6pm – 10:30pm
*Thursday, November 17, 12pm – 5pm
in Manhattan at Shetler Studios: 244 W 54th Street, 12th floor, Penthouse level.
*If you are not available the days of the audition, please let us know and still send us your materials, and we will put you on the list for possible supplementary dates in the event we are still casting after November 17.
-For all auditioners: Please bring in an English-language monologue (no longer than 60 seconds).
If you do not have one, we will provide a scene or monologue for you to read.
-For Duke & Baby Doe, please bring in one or two arias/songs in English.
-For Onegin, please bring in one or two arias/songs in Russian (or Italian if no Russian is available).
-Bring a headshot and resume in hard copy to the audition.
-A form to be filled out will be e-mailed to all approved applicants
To schedule an audition:
-Please e-mail email@example.com with the following information. (Do not use the form below. This form is to be added to our list for future announcements of auditions or indicate interest in staff/crew positions).
-The subject line must follow this format: YOUR NAME - VOICE TYPE - Audition Application
In the body of the e-mail include:
-Your name and voice type.
-The role(s) you are auditioning for.
-The arias/songs you will be offering at the audition.
-Your availability for the entire range of audition times.
-Please include a headshot and resume in PDF form as ATTACHMENTS. You may also include up to two recordings (as LINKS, not as attachments).
Be sure to follow all of these requirements to be considered for an audition.
Audition offers will be sent out no earlier than November 9. Do not e-mail asking for the status of your application.
The productions are no pay/fee. A pianist will be provided for the audition.
We are also currently accepting applications for assistant directors, conductors, stage managers, pianists, orchestra musicians, and crew members for this upcoming season. If you or anyone you know would be interested, they should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you very much!