THE DALLAS OPERA
IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN (AND WOMEN, TOO)
TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF TDO’S AUXILIARY CHORUS FOR 2015-16
DALLAS, TX, MAY 6, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local singing artists to audition for spots in the company’s Auxiliary Chorus for the upcoming 2015-2016 Season. This may be your chance to perform onstage in a paid, professional ensemble before a live audience in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center!
Singers are needed for both a mainstage production as well as a unique concert stage opportunity:
Open auditions for African-American singers in all voice categories who seek positions in the company’s choral ensemble for the 2015-2016 season production of SHOW BOAT, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. TDO is presenting the Francesca Zambello production of SHOW BOAT, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume with Alexander Rom, chorus master.
There are six performances of SHOW BOAT scheduled for April 15, 17, 20, 23, 29 & May 1, 2016. Music and staging rehearsals for the African-American choral ensemble will immediately precede the performance period and will begin in January 2016.
SYMPHONY NO. 13 in B flat minor, “BABI YAR” by Dmitri Shostakovich
Open auditions for baritones and basses seeking chorus positions in The Dallas Opera/AT&T Performing Arts Center presentation of SYMPHONY NO. 13 by Dmitri Shostakovich (sung in Russian) to be presented in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Rehearsals will begin in January 2016. This one-time Classical Criterion Series performance will feature The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume with Alexander Rom, chorus master.
HOW TO AUDITION:
Please contact [email protected], or call 214-443-1087 to request an audition time on one of the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:30-10:30 PM
Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 PM.
Auditions will be held at the Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center in The Orchestra Room. Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Warm-up rooms will be available to use on a first come, first served basis.
Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center
4301 South Fitzhugh Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
Audition Requirements for new or Auxiliary Choristers:
Applicants must have two memorized selections to offer, including one aria or art song in English and one in another language, preferably Italian, French, German, or Russian. You may also be asked to sight-read or perform a rhythm exercise. An accompanist will be provided, but will not be available to rehearse with you prior to your audition. Applicants must provide legible hard copies of their selections in the correct key for the pianist. Applicants are required to prove that they have legal permission to work in the United States of America.
Rehearsals begin in August 2015 and continue through the end of The Dallas Opera season in the spring. There are occasional weekend-day rehearsals and matinee performances; however, rehearsals are generally conducted in the evening.
TDO is a signatory to a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Musical Artists.
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The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: Texas Instruments Foundation, TACA, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera. Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera. Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News. A special thanks to the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for its continuing support.