Saturday, December 05, 2009

Opera auditions!

Want to sing some opera? Read on!

The Harvard Lowell House Opera seeks singers of all voice parts for CHORUS for its February–March 2010 production of Puccini’s Tosca, fully costumed and staged, sung in Italian with projected supertitles, with full orchestra. Channing Yu is Music Director; Michael Yashinsky is Stage Director; Ryan Kichler is Producer. The Lowell House Opera Chorus is directed by Matt Aucoin. This is an all-volunteer production. There is no age limit, nor is there an audition fee. Open auditions (walk-in) will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2009 (7:00-8:00 PM) and Wednesday, December 9, 2009 (5:00-6:00 PM) at Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge, MA, in Squash Court #3 (basement of B-entry). Auditioners are encouraged to arrive during the first half-hour of each audition session. Lowell House Opera staff will be stationed at the main entrance and will be reachable at 617-466-9045. There will be a warmup room at the audition location. Singers interested in auditioning for the chorus should bring one classical musical selection to sing. This may be an aria, a song, or a choral selection. The piece does not need to be memorized. An accompanist will be on site; singers are also free to bring their own accompanists.

You may remember that I participated in the LHO's production of Otello last year. I highly recommend that anyone interested try out - the LHO is extremely welcoming to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, and the productions are excellent. It's a dramatic production, so it will eat your life, but you'll make some great contacts. And I know the guy directing the chorus from last year's production, and he's very talented and nice - he'll be a lot of fun to work with.

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