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Inquiries regarding our current casting announcement should go to info@utopiaopera.org

CURRENT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

Utopia Opera is pleased to announce cast vacancies for the next production of our Ninth Season all themed around COMEDY at the OPERA.

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Salieri vs. Mozart
a double-bill of
Antonio Salieri's Prima la musica e poi la parole (sung in Italian)
& Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Impresario (sung in German with English dialogue)
New York Performances with Orchestra - Upper East Side - Sat May 2 evening, Sunday May 3 matinee, Friday May 8 evening, Saturday May 9 matinee & evening

SCHEDULE NOTES:

Full music/staging rehearsals will begin with regularity in April. Group rehearsals will generally take place in Manhattan on evenings and weekends, though weekday mornings and afternoons may be used if availability is flexible. Complete evening (5/6pm and on)/weekend availability is required for 7 days prior to May 2. Otherwise we will do our best to accommodate your pre-existing conflicts. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. The show may be double-cast. Calltimes are approximately 1 to 2.5 hours before showtime.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Performers of all descriptions of race, gender, age, ability, or appearance are encouraged to apply. All roles are cast with no consideration for these designations. The only prerequisite for application is having a suitable vocal range for the role (this consideration, naturally, does not apply to spoken roles). Performers may be offered roles in both halves of the production.


AVAILABLE ROLES:

Prima la musica...
Eleonora, the prima donna - soprano
Tonina, the comic singer - soprano
The composer - bass/baritone
The poet - bass/baritone

The Impresario
Madame Herz - soprano
Mademoiselle Silberklang - soprano
Monsieur Vogelsang - tenor
Buff - bass
Herz - spoken role
Madame Pfeil - spoken role
Madame Krone - spoken role
Madame Vogelsang - spoken role
Frank - spoken role
Eiler - spoken role


AUDITIONS:
Will be by audio/video submission. Live auditions will be individually scheduled, if necessary.

TO SUBMIT:
-Please e-mail info@utopiaopera.org with the following information.
-The subject line must follow this format: YOUR NAME - Utopia Salieri vs Mozart auditions

In the body of the e-mail include (all components are required):
-Your name, your voice type/range, and the list of roles for which you would like to be considered.

-Your itemized availability for rehearsals/performances from April 2 - May 9. List day-by-day detailing unavailable hours; consistent conflicts on days of week may be summarized as such.
-Please include a headshot and resume in PDF form as attachments.

-SINGING ROLES ONLY: Please include up to three video or audio vocal recordings (as links, not as attachments), preferably in the style of these pieces (excerpts from these works are fine). At least one Italian recording is required if applying for a sung role in Prima la musica... and at least one German recording is required if applying for a sung role in The Impresario.

-THE IMPRESARIO ROLES ONLY: Please submit a video of a comic monologue in English.

-Please include a description of your dance background.

-Please tell us about the funniest thing you've ever seen happen in an opera performance.

OPTIONAL: please include a video of you performing a comic monologue, joke, or silent physical comedy routine.


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 on our website: utopiaopera.org
All cast performing in all performances will receive a travel honorarium in the range of $100-150.

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We are also currently accepting applications for directors, assistant directors, assistant conductors, stage managers, pianists, orchestra musicians, and crew members for this show and our upcoming season. If you or anyone you know would be interested, they should e-mail info@utopiaopera.org

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