Opera51 announces auditions for principals, covers and chorus for their June 2019 production of Carmen to be performed in French, fully staged and costumed with orchestra. All principal, cover and chorus roles are open. Local singers only as no housing or transportation expenses are provided.
Performance Dates: June 7, 8 and 9, 2019
Principal/Cover Audition Dates: October 27, 11am – 6pm & October 28, 2pm – 6pm
Principal/Cover Call Backs November 3, 3pm – 5pm
Chorus Audition Date : November 3, 11am – 2pm
Audition Location: Newbury Court, 100 Newbury Court, Concord MA
Audition Fee: $20 cash or check payable to 51 Walden
Carmen, a gypsy girl Mezzo-soprano
Don Jose, Corporal of Dragoons Tenor
Escamillo, Toreador Bass-baritone
Micaela, a village maiden Soprano
Zuniga, Lieutenant of Dragoons Bass
Morales, Corporal of Dragoons Baritone
Frasquita, companion of Carmen Soprano
Mercedes, companion of Carmen Mezzo-soprano
Lillas Pastia, an innkeeper spoken
Le Dancaire, smuggler Baritone
Le Remendado, smuggler Tenor
A guide spoken
Chorus Soldiers, young men, cigarette girls, Escamillo’s supporters, Gypsies, merchants and orange seller, police, bullfighters, people, urchins
If auditioning for a principal or cover, please prepare a memorized aria or art song in French and the selection from the Schirmer score of Carmen listed below for the role you are auditioning for.
Carmen – pg 104-105 and 162-166
Don Jose – pg 70-73 and 312-314
Escamillo – pg 312-314
Micaela – pg 70-73
Frasquita – pg 162-166
Mercedes – pg 162-166
Le Dancaire – pg 162-166
Le Remendado – pg 162-166
If auditioning for the chorus, please prepare a memorized aria or art song in French and the chorus selection from the Schirmer score of Carmen listed below for your voice part (SATTB).
Principals will receive a small stipend.
Covers will sing the final dress rehearsal with an invited audience.
The chorus is volunteer.
Please send audition requests to email@example.com