Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Upcoming auditions for singers and dancers

Marketing photo for Seattle Opera's "Cinderella in Spain." Philip Newton photo
In early November, Seattle Opera is holding auditions for dancers and singers. Male and female dancers are needed for the spring mainstage production of Carmen, and singers of all voice types are needed for Cinderella en España, a touring bilingual children's opera. People of Color are encouraged to audition. More details below.

Dancer auditions:
Carmen 
By Georges Bizet
Choreographed by Seth Hoff

Seattle Opera is looking for four dancers (a combination of men and women that will be determined following the audition). Dancers should have a strong jazz, ballet, and/or musical theatre background, and bring a current headshot and resume. Positions are paid (AGMA contract).

The audition will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018
Show begins rehearsing Apr. 8, 2019
Show dates: May 4, 5*, 8, 11, 12*, 15, 17, 18, 19*, 2019
* matinee performance
Daytime availability for rehearsals required

Please call 206-676-5812 or email dance@seattleopera.org for more info and to sign up.

Singer auditions:
Cinderella en España
A bilingual children's opera for grades K-6
Libretto by Kate Pogue 
Music by Mary Carol Warwick.

Seattle Opera is seeking energetic singers of all voice types for the 2018–19 School Opera Tour production. Inspired by global re-tellings of the rags-to-riches tale, Cinderella en España provides a lively, modern-day bilingual backdrop to a story about the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others. Seattle Opera presents School Opera Tours to students in grades K-6 in schools and community venues throughout Washington. This 50-minute opera is presented in a fully staged and costumed production, and performed with five singers and piano. Performances end with a post-opera discussion to deepen the student’s engagement.

The auditions will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on November 5 & 7 2018 

The following roles will be cast:
Cinderella/Cenicienta (soprano) 
The Stepmother/La Madrastra and The Fairy Godmother/La Madrina (Mezzo Soprano) Stepsister/Margarita and Guillermo/The Town Crier (Tenor) 
Prince Paul/Prince Paulo (Baritone) 
Stepsister/Isabella and The King/El Rey (Bass)

Rehearsals: Music and staging rehearsals begin February 4-March 1, 2019 
Performances: The School Opera Tour performances are scheduled from March – May 2019. 
Exact dates to be determined. 

Artists must be 18 or older and have classical vocal training and stage performance experience. Travel to and/or housing in Seattle will not be covered. 

Please send a resume and headshot to auditions@seattleopera.org for more info and to sign up.