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Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE: PORTLAND OPERA’S PRODUCTION OF THE RAKE’S PROGRESS and L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Auditions will be held on February, 21, 2015
at the offices of Portland Opera:
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214

ROLES TO BE CAST

Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress – the Madam in the brothel.  Mezzo-soprano or contralto. Gianetta in L’Elisir D’Amore – the leading lady’s best friend.   Mezzo-soprano.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

Auditions are by appointment only.  Please send your resume and headshot to music@portlandopera.org.  You will be notified by February 7 if you have been granted an audition.

REQUIREMENTS

Those auditioning for Mother Goose should bring a 20th or 21st century aria in English.

Those auditioning for Gianetta should bring a bel canto Italian aria.  You may choose to sing Gianetta’s aria from L’elisir.

Singers are welcome to audition for one or both roles – please let us know in advance for which role you’d like to audition.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO

The Rake’s Progress begins rehearsal on May 18 and runs for three performances through June 14

L’Elisir D’Amore begins rehearsal on June 22 and runs for six performances through August 1

Please note: AGMA contracts will be issued for this engagement.  Portland Opera is considering local singers only at this time.

 

MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS
Please contact music@portlandopera.org for information on mainstage auditions.

 

PORTLAND OPERA CHORUS
Auditions for the Portland Opera Chorus are held on a biennial basis. The next round of open auditions is scheduled for spring of 2015. Further details will be available on the audition page at a later date.

 

SUPERNUMERARY APPLICATION
Portland Opera seeks non-singing performers (supernumeraries or supers) for future productions. Supers perform a variety of roles, from servants to soldiers, and get to experience opera up close and personal from the Keller Auditorium stage. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of the production on an intimate level. This is a volunteer position with free parking and two passes to the dress rehearsal provided. Please contact Bianca Rios at brios@portlandopera.org for applications.

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