Auditions for Opera – New York

Singer auditions posted by the Managing Director
Casting notice posted on, casting location: New York
Classical Presentations LLC is auditioning singers for its upcoming productions and concerts:

NEW OPERA-BALLET PRODUCTION based on an original story with music contextually selected from the existing Baroque repertoire. Staged/costumed/choreographed production with a Baroque orchestra.
Dates: Full Production premiere – October, 2012; short promotional version performance – April, 2012.
Voices sought: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone.
Audition Requirements: One aria from standard repertoire and two contrasting arias from the Baroque period.
Suggested Audition Repertoire:
Soprano: Furie Terribili (Armida, G. F. Handel “Rinaldo”) / Da tempeste il legno infranto (Cleopatra, G. F. Handel “Giulio Cesare”)
Mezzo-Soprano: Non disperar , chi sa (Cleopatra, G. F. Handel “Giulio Cesare”) / Lascia la spina cogli la rosa (Piacere, G. F. Handel “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno,” HWV 46a)
Tenor: Empio, per farti guerra (Bajazet, Handel “Tamerlano”)
Baritone: Se il cor guerriero (A. Vivaldi “Tito Manlio”)

NEW SHORT OPERA FOR CHILDREN “Queen Esther”, premiered in New York in February, 2010.
Fully staged/costumed/choreographed production with orchestra. Sung in English.
Dates: March, 2012 and Feb., 2013
Roles/singers sought: Queen Esther (soprano); Mordecai (baritone); Haman (bass); King (tenor)
Audition Requirements: At least two contrasting arias from standard repertoire and one aria/song in English.

Dates: TBA
Voices sought: All
Audition Requirements: Three arias from the standard opera repertoire.

Materials Required:
To be considered for an audition, please email your resume (Word format), headshot and an audio demo file (.MP3).

Materials Submission Deadline:
Wed., Feb.8th. (submission by email)

Contact Information:

Audition Location/Dates:
Friday Feb.10th, Saturday Feb.11th. NYC

Pianist Provided: yes

Small Stipend

Casting Location: New York
Contact email:

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