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Chelsea Opera announces auditions for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th and WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th from 6-9 PM, at Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse, NY for Puccini's Suor Angelica to be performed in Italian.

All performers are paid opportunities. Auditions are by invitation only.
Local singers preferred, as no housing, per diem, or transportation will be provided.
Managed or unmanaged singers are welcome. All must be of professional caliber. A strong dramatic sense is as important as quality of voice. Applicants must affirm they are available through the entire production rehearsal period (including individual coachings, rehearsals, and performances). All conflicts must be listed and approved in advance by Company. (All rehearsal dates are tentative and subject to confirmation.)

Arias presented by applicants must be in Italian for this round of auditions.

If you are unable to submit materials by email, please mail them to:
Chelsea Opera/Auditions Coordinator
P.O. Box 277 - Old Chelsea Station - New York, NY 10113-0277

Materials must be received by the deadline date of OCTOBER 9th.

Please prepare an Italian aria of your choice and bring sheet music for the provided accompanist. Pianist for season auditions will be provided at no cost to you,
or you may bring your own.

Please submit resume and headshot with a cover email, stating preferred date and time for audition (October 11 or October 12), to
Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be notified by email of your audition date and time.

Chelsea Opera is committed to providing audition opportunities for performers of all backgrounds. We encourage all genders, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to audition.

Suor Angelica - music composed by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by G. Forzano

An on-site, immersive experience, Puccini's gripping one act opera will be presentat at Inspiration Hall, formerly St. Peter's Church, in Syracuse, NY.
A young nun, having recently escaped from the world, is confronted by her indomitable aunt for a past transgression. Seeking solace from the Virgin Mary, Angelic's tortured conscience receives divine grace, surrounded by her loving convent sisters.

Roles available: All ages will be considered for these roles
All female ensemble roles, 5+ sopranos and 5+ mezzo-sopranos, featuring solo opportunities.

Male chorus, 3+ tenors and 3+ basses

Roles NOT available:
Suor Angelica, La Zia Principessa and Suor Genovieffa

Rehearsal and performance dates:
Prior to April 30, 2023 TBD evening music rehearsals as needed, based on singer availability.

April 30 - May 4, 2023 mandatory evening staging rehearsals.
May 5 and May 6 - two evening performances
Location: Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse, NY

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