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Rusalka, A Mermaid's Tale
April 7-9, 2017
Chicago and Madison

In 2017-18, OFTY will perform 200 shows in elementary schools throughout the upper Midwest.

Set on a Caribbean coral reef, our "Rusalka" is a 45-minute adaptation. (Score adapted by Jeffrey Sykes and libretto adapted by Diane Garton Edie.) Each role (S, M, T, B) will be triple cast: Soprano (Rusalka), Mezzo (Jezibaba & Foreign Princess), tenor (Prince), and bass baritone (Sea King). Cast includes three coach/accompanists.

Cast members drive the tour van, load and unload set pieces, and field audience questions. Additionally, they train student performers. There are typically two shows per day/7-10 shows per week. Compensation is $55 - $60 per show plus $28 per diem and travel/lodging while on tour. In addition, each artist receives lodging and $375 for the rehearsal period which runs for a week in mid-October 2017. The tour runs October 2017 to mid-May 2018 with a two month holiday break. Due to each role being triple cast, artists generally are on tour 5-8 weeks.

AUDITION LOCATIONS

CHICAGO, IL
Northwestern University
Parkes Hall - 034 (Choir Room), 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Friday & Saturday, APRIL 7 & 8

MADISON, WI
First Baptist Church
518 N Franklin Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Church Phone: 608-233-1880
Sunday, APRIL 9


INTERESTED SINGERS PLEASE SEND:

*A note with your address, telephone, and email, specifying the city in which you would like to audition.

* Your resume, photo and anticipated repertoire list. Please bring 3-5 arias to the audition.

* A $27 non-refundible audition fee (for materials, accompanist, and related expenses) payable to Opera for the Young.

For previous OFTY performers, the audition fee is $22.

You may send a check or pay using the PayPal button below.

PLEASE NOTE: Every auditioner receives notice from OFTY whether they have been selected or not. Auditioners will not receive notification until audition fee is received.

WE WILL SEND YOU:

* An audition date and time

Musical excerpt(s) and short monologue/dialogue segments from our adaptation of Rusalka will be posted here Excerpts should be well-prepared.

Sea King Exerpts

Rusalka Exerpts

Jezibaba/Foreign Princess Exerpts

Prince Exerpts

PLEASE ALSO PREPARE:

* 3 to 5 contrasting arias


QUESTIONS:
Diane Garton Edie, Artistic Director
6441 Enterprise Lane Suite #207
Madison, WI 53719
Email: dge@ofty.org
Phone: 608-277-9560
Fax: 608-277-9570

Audition Fees Criteria

Last Updated: 02/13/17

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