Carmen

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).

 

Pg 349-351

 

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 auditions@opera51.org

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