Bath Opera's policy is to hold "open auditions" for principal parts. In other words, auditions for principal parts are performed in front of a panel and the other auditionees.
Please note that there are no auditions to join the group or sing in the chorus of our main productions - an enthusiasm for opera is all you need!
Auditions for The Jewels of the Madonna will be held at Widcombe Junior School at 7:30pm on Wednesday 3rd September 2008. Auditions are free for members of Bath Opera, but there will be a non-refundable audition fee of £15 for non-members. We regret that, as an amateur group, we are unable to pay any expenses for participating with Bath Opera.
Peter has chosen the audition pieces for each principal part. If you wish to be considered for a part please contact us with details of which ones interest you, and we will e-mail the music to you. To help you decide, here is a list of characters:
|Gennaro (Romantic Tenor Lead, Blacksmith)||pp 80 - 88, pp 312 - 315|
|Rafaele (Camorra leader [think "Mafia"], Baritone)||pp 291 - 294, pp 108 - 111|
|Maliella (Woman they are fighting over, Soprano)||Updated 3/8/08: pp 56-76 (not the sections previously advertised)|
Vocally, the following parts are smaller, but are "good" cameo roles
|Carmela (Gennaro's mother - has a great duet with her son, Mezzo)||pp 80 - 88|
|Totonno (The score describes him as "a young man of the peasant class" - now there's a euphamism, Tenor)||pp 46 - 47 and needs an "A" that's not on those pages|
|Biaso (A more intelligent peasant, Bass)||pp 53 - 55, pp 91 - 92|
|Ciccillo (Tenor [Buffo], Sidekick to Rafaele)||pp 91 - 92, pp 232 - 238|
|Rocco (Bass, Sidekick to Rafaele)||pp 91 - 92, pp 232 - 238|
|Stella (Soprano, "Friend" of the Camorrists)||pp 243 - 248, pp 232 - 238|
|Serena (Mezzo, "Friend" of the Camorrists)||pp 243 - 248, pp 232 - 238|
|Concetta (Soprano, "Friend" of the Camorrists)||pp 243 - 248, pp 232 - 238|
From 28 vocal tracks on a hard-to-get-hold-of CD, the chorus feature on 22!