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CURRENT CASTING CALL
Utopia Opera is pleased to announce auditions for the second production of its seventh season:
MARTHA - November 4, 5, 11, & 12
music by Friedrich von Flotow; text by Friedrich Wilhelm Reise
performed in German with orchestra
a pdf of the entire score can be previewed here: http://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/a/ac/IMSLP117561-PMLP56959-Flotow_-_Martha_VS_UNC.pdf
Musical coachings will begin in September including sporadic readthroughs and early staging discussions. Full music/staging rehearsals will begin in regularity in October. Group rehearsals will generally take place in Manhattan on evenings and weekends, though other times may be used if availability is flexible. Complete evening/weekend availability is required from October 27 - November 3; otherwise we will do our best to accommodate your pre-existing conflicts. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.
The performances are at Lang Hall, Hunter College on November 4 & 11 at 7:30pm and 5 and 12 at 3:00pm. Some roles may be double-cast. The show runs approximately two hours and calltimes are approximately 2.5 hours before showtime.
This show has a large number of roles with something suitable for most everyone. The first four roles listed have demanding vocal requirements/ranges, so be sure to check through the score to check that the roles you are auditioning for are appropriate for you.
Lady Harriet (Martha) - Soprano
Nancy (Julia) - Mezzo-Soprano
Lyonel - Tenor
Plunkett - Baritone/Bass
Tristan - Bass/Baritone
The Sheriff - Bass/Baritone
Pages of Lady Harriet - 1 bass, 1 baritone, 1 tenor
Farmers and Farmers Wives - 3 of any voice type
Servant-Maids of various name and skill - 7 sopranos or mezzos
We are also looking for covers for all of these roles.
Our ideal performers are: adept at comedy (and especially adept at comedy in German), forward-thinking, quick-witted, and courageous.
We are currently not having open auditions for this show (though we may in down the road). Performers may be brought in by appointment, if necessary. Performers familiar to us or performers with satisfactory materials may not need to be heard in person.
-Please e-mail email@example.com with the following information. Do not use the form below (which is for being added to our e-mail list).
-The subject line must follow this format: YOUR NAME - VOICE TYPE - Martha Application
In the body of the e-mail include:
-Your name and voice type.
-Your itemized availability for rehearsals/performances from September 15 - November 12,
-Please include a headshot and resume in PDF form as ATTACHMENTS.
-Please include up to three recordings (as LINKS, not as attachments), preferably in German. Performers will not be considered without recordings.
-If you wish, you can include your thoughts on why you would want to be a part of this show.
We will be accepting submissions until a complete cast list is posted on our Facebook page.
Please stay tuned for announcements for our upcoming productions, including Harriet, a Woman Called Moses among several others TBA on our website: utopiaopera.org
The productions are no pay/fee.
We are also currently accepting applications for directors, 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! We apologize for any egregious typos.