Saturday, October 25, 2008

Join the cast of Otello!

So, a couple of weeks ago I hinted that I was doing lots of exciting things, and would elaborate soon.

One of the most exciting of those things is that I am the chorusmaster for the Lowell House Opera production of Verdi's Otello. We had the first chorus rehearsal last Sunday, and it went really well. However, we are still looking for more singers - a lot more singers, like 10-20 more singers. We especially need men, but we are going to need more singers in all voice parts, so if you are looking to get some opera experience, this is for you! Rehearsals are Sunday nights from 7-10 pm through the first week in December. Staging is February, and the performances are the first two weeks of March. The quality of these performances is incredibly high - I was blown away by the leads in Turandot last year. So please think about joining, and tell all your friends about it, too. AND, if any of you are in a local chorus, please copy this entire blog entry and forward it to your chorus! Lowell House is a part of Harvard, but they are open to everyone, even those with no Harvard affiliation whatsoever, and we want the Boston choral scene to know that they are entirely welcome to participate!

Here's the details:

The Lowell House Opera, the oldest continuously performing opera company in New England, is holding ongoing open CHORUS AUDITIONS for all voice parts for its production of Giuseppe Verdi’s OTELLO in March 2009. The work will be performed in Italian with projected English supertitles, with full costumes and staging, and with full orchestra. The production will include approximately 70 cast members, 120 orchestra members, and 50 technical staff members. Though the Lowell House Opera is based at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and provides valuable opera performance experience to Harvard students, it also includes many students and emerging professionals in the greater Boston area and features professional opera performers from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Channing Yu returns as Music Director and Sarah Eggleston returns as Producer; Cameron Arens makes his LHO debut as Stage Director. Performances take place in the beautiful Lowell House Dining Hall, which is converted to an opera house for the production run. Rehearsals will take place between October 2008 and February 2009. Performances are scheduled for March 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and 14, 2009. This is an all-volunteer production. No pay/no fee. There is no age limit. For more information, please contact Sarah Eggleston, Producer, at or 617-620-6077.


  1. Hmmm, I don't suppose you're still looking for singers? (I'm a soprano, but would happily sing alto as well.)

  2. @ Tsuliwaensis:

    We sure are still looking for singers! My e-mail address is at my profile - can you e-mail me?