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OPERA FOR THE YOUNG WILL HOLD AUDITIONS FOR The Elixir of Love
on MARCH 4-6, 2016 in Chicago and Madison.



In 2016-17, we will perform 200 shows in elementary schools throughout the upper Midwest.

Our Old West version of "Elixir" is a 45-minute adaptation. (Score adapted by Bill Lutes and libretto adapted by Diane Garton Edie.) Each role (S, M, T, B) will be triple cast: Soprano (“Miss Addy” – Adina), Mezzo (Dulcamara), tenor (“Jimmy Reno” - Nemorino), and baritone (“Sgt. Bill Corey” - Belcore). 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 $350 for the rehearsal period which runs for a week in early/mid-October 2016. The tour runs October 2016 to mid-May 2017 with a two month holiday break. Due to each role being triple cast, artists generally are on tour anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

AUDITION LOCATIONS

CHICAGO, IL
Alica Millar Chapel, Northwestern Univ.
1870 Sherman Rd, Evanston, IL 60208
Friday/Saturday, MARCH 4 & 5

MADISON, WI
First Baptist Church
518 N Franklin Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Church Phone: 608-233-1880
Sunday, MARCH 6


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

Please prepare the following musical excerpt(s) and short monologue/dialogue segment from our adaptation of The Elixir of Love. Excerpts should be well-prepared.

Jimmy Excerpt 1, 2, 3

Bill Excerpt 1, 2

Addy Excerpt 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Dulcamara Excerpt 1 & 2

PLEASE ALSO PREPARE:

* Please bring 3 to 5 contrasting arias


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

Audition Fees Criteria

Last Updated: 11/23/15

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