OPERA FOR THE YOUNG WILL HOLD AUDITIONS FOR The Magic Flute
IN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015.



In 2015-16, we will perform 185 shows in elementary schools throughout the upper Midwest. Our new production is "The Magic Flute". The cast includes roles for two sopranos (Pamina, Queen of the Night), tenor (Tamino), and baritone (Papageno), and pianist. Each role is triple cast.

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 $52-56 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 October 2015. The tour runs October– November 2015, and again from January – early June 2016. Due to each role being triple cast, artists generally are on tour anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

AUDITION LOCATIONS

CHICAGO, IL
Lake Street Church
607 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Church phone: 847-864-2181
TBD

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


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.

* 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 a monologue or dialogue segment from our adaptation of The Magic Flute to prepare. Excerpts should be well-prepared so that we can compare your singing to others specifically for the role for which you are auditioning.

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: JUNE 18, 2014

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