Auditions

CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday, August 22, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM -1:00 PM
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Singers are needed for all productions.

An honorarium is paid.  Please review rehearsal and performance schedules.  If selected you must be available for these dates.

Flying Dutchman rehearsals begin September 20 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning and afternoon.  Tech rehearsals are evening) with performances on November 12, 17, 20, 2016.

9/20/2016 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
9/22/2016 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
9/24/2016 10 a.m.-Noon (Women) / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Men) Musical Opera Center
9/27/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
9/29/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/4/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/6/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/11/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/13/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/18/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
10/20/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/22/2016 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/22/2016 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/25/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/27/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/29/2016 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staging Opera Center
10/29/2016 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Staging Opera Center
11/1/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
11/3/2016 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Room Run Opera Center
11/5/2016 Call Time: 1:45 p.m. — 2 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Sitzprobe Long Center
11/6/2016 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Tech Long Center
11/7/2016 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Tech Long Center
11/8/2016 Call Time: 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Dress Long Center
11/9/2016 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
11/10/2016 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
11/12/2016 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance I Long Center
11/17/2016 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance II Long Center
11/20/2016 Call Time: 2 p.m. — Curtain: 3 p.m. Performance III Long Center

Daughter of the Regiment rehearsals begin on November 29 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning and afternoon.  Tech rehearsals are evening) with performances on January 28, February 1, 5, 2017

11/29/2016 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
12/1/2016 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
12/6/2016 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
12/8/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
12/13/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
12/15/2016 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
1/3/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Musical Opera Center
1/5/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/7/2017 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/7/2017 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/10/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/12/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/14/2017 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/14/2017 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/17/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
1/19/2017 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Room Run Opera Center
1/21/2017 Call Time: 1:45 p.m. — 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sitzprobe Long Center
1/22/2017 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. (TBD) Piano Tech Long Center
1/23/2017 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Tech Long Center
1/24/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Dress Long Center
1/25/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
1/26/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
1/28/2017 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance I Long Center
2/2/2017 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance II Long Center
2/5/2017 Call Time: 2 p.m. — Curtain: 3 p.m. Performance III Long Center

Madame Butterfly rehearsals begin on March 21 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning and afternoon.  Tech rehearsals are evening) with performances on April 29, May 4, 7, 2017.

3/21/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
3/23/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
3/28/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
3/30/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
4/4/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
4/6/2017 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Musical Opera Center
4/11/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
4/13/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
4/15/2017 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staging Opera Center
4/15/2017 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (TBD) Staging Opera Center
4/18/2017 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Staging Opera Center
4/20/2017 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Room Run Opera Center
4/22/2017 Call Time: 1:45 p.m. — 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sitzprobe Long Center
4/24/2017 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. (TBD) Piano Tech Long Center
4/25/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Piano Dress Long Center
4/26/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
4/27/2017 Call Time: 6 p.m. — Curtain: 7 p.m. Orchestra Dress Long Center
4/29/2017 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance I Long Center
5/4/2017 Call Time: 6:30 p.m. — Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Performance II Long Center
5/7/2017 Call Time: 2 p.m. — Curtain: 3 p.m. Performance III Long Center

Audition repertoire can be chosen from one the following:

  1. An Italian Opera aria and a contrasting aria in a different language
  2. An Italian Opera aria and a selection from an Operetta in German
  3. An Italian Opera aria and a German art song

A “no show” at the audition without prior notification or shortly after in case of emergency may affect future consideration for a chorus spot.

Visit www.austinopera.org for more information.

Contact Rebecca Graham starting August 1st to schedule an audition time at rgraham@austinopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE – AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED UNTIL AUGUST 1st.


 

 

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information. No phone calls, please. 

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information.

HARP AUDITIONS | October 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Harp auditions are by invitation only.  To be considered for harp auditions, please submit a resume to Beverly Frittelli no later than September 12, 2016.  Invitations will be sent via e-mail by September 15, 2016.  Auditions will be held at the opera office – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78758.

You must provide your own harp for the auditions.
Auditions will be held in 15 minute increments with approximately 45 minutes to warm up.

Harp Audition Repertoire:

  1. Solo of your choice
  2. Excerpts from the following:

Mozart | Concerto for Flute and Harp
Bartok | Concerto for Orchestra
Britten | Young People’s guide to the Orchestra
Debussy | La Mer (1909)
Donizetti | Lucia  Cadenza
Stravinsky | Symphony in Three Movements
Tchaikovsky | The Nutcracker
Verdi | La forza del destino Overture

Excerpts will be downloadable from this website in the near future for those that are invited to audition.  Harpists must play from the excerpts and not edited versions.

Excerpts are used by permission and provided for study purposes only. Please destroy them immediately after audition.

Please note: Austin Opera performs three productions a year at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The Austin Opera Orchestra is not a full time orchestra. The number of services for harp is repertoire specific. Harpist must provide own harp. The scheduling for services for each production is generally spread over a 2-3 week period.  Austin Opera does not provide any housing or travel. The Austin Opera Orchestra operates under a master contract negotiated between Austin Opera and Local AFM 433. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli, Orchestra Manager
bfrittelli@AustinOpera.org


2nd OBOE/ENGLISH HORN AUDITIONS | October 2, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

To be eligible for oboe/English horn auditions, please submit a resume to Beverly Frittelli and a refundable $100 deposit to the Austin Opera office no later than September 15, 2016.  Upon receipt, you will be emailed a link and password for the excerpts. Auditions will be held at the opera office – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78758.

Oboe/English Horn Audition Repertoire:

  1. Solo of your choice
  2. Excerpts from the following:

Oboe 2

Wagner | Die Meistersinger
Dvorak | Symphony #7
Verdi | La traviata
Brahms | Haydn Variations
Berlioz | Damnation of Faust

English Horn

Wagner | Tristan und Isolde
Rossini | Guillaume Tell
Berlioz | Roman Carnival
Verdi | Un ballo in maschera

Oboe 1

Rossini | La Scala di Seta
Beethoven | Fidelio

Excerpts are used by permission and provided for study purposes only. Please destroy them immediately after audition.

Please note: Austin Opera performs three productions a year at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The Austin Opera Orchestra is not a full time orchestra. The scheduling for services for each production is generally spread over a 2-3 week period.  Austin Opera does not provide any housing or travel. The Austin Opera Orchestra operates under a master contract negotiated between Austin Opera and Local AFM 433. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli, Orchestra Manager
bfrittelli@AustinOpera.org

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