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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS:

The Tender Land

Please submit all audition materials no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014. 

If chosen to audition, you will be sent an email to schedule a specific time. 
Auditions will be held on:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 3-8pm
Monday, Jan. 27, 7-10pm
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7-10pm. 
Callbacks are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, 7-10pm. 
YOU  MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS
  in order to be given final consideration for casting.

June 2014

The Tender Land by Aaron Copland and Horace Everett
guest conductor – Samuel McCoy
stage director – Lynne Hayden-Findlay
St. Peter’s Church – 346 West 20 th Street, NY

 

role

cover

Laurie Moss, young girl graduating from high school,
full lyric soprano with youthful color in middle voice

open

open

Martin, itinerant worker, full lyric tenor

open

open

Grandpa Moss, bass

X

open

Ma Moss, contralto

X

X

Beth Moss, Laurie's little sister, soprano
(9-year old child or soprano who can appear this young)

open

open

Top, itinerant worker, lyric baritone with strong top and bottom

open

open

Mr. Splinters, postman, tenor

X

open

Mrs. Splinters, mezzo-soprano

X

open

Mr. Jenks, baritone

open

open

Mrs. Jenks, soprano

open

open

ensemble – SATB

open

 

Audition Excerpts. The following sections are required to be prepared and presented for each role. We only hear material from opera. Excerpts should be fully memorized and presented with full dramatic interpretation.

Laurie

p. 34 R 51G – p. 36 R51K

Remember that boy

p. 96 1m before R11 – p. 101 R16

Thank you.

p. 189, 1m before R60 – 7m after R60

Martin! It’s daybreak.

call back only:

duet to be sung w/ Martin

p. 141 R 73 – p 144 (end of page)

(Martin) The plants so green…

(Laurie) The tender land….

Beth

p. 1 R3 – p. 2 R4

spoken dialogue: When I grow up, …

p. 22 R38 – p. 23 R40

spoken dialogue: Can Daniel come?

If he comes his hair…

Martin

p. 134 2m before R60 – p. 138 1m after R67

The world’s so still tonight …

p. 172 R29 – p. 175 R35

Daybreak will come

call back only:
duet to be sung w/ Laurie

p. 141 R73 – p 144 (end of page)

(Martin) The plants so green… (Laurie) The tender land….

Top

p. 124 R44 – p. 128 R49

I was goin’ a courtin’ …

p. 178 R42 - p. 182 R49

What you doin’ sittin’ here

Grandpa cover

p. 92 R5 – p. 95 (end of page)

Try makin’ peace …

tbd

Zion’s walls

Mrs. Jenks
Mr. Jenks Ensemble*

Women:
p. 106 R23 – 110 (end of page)

Stomp your foot
Sing appropriate line (soprano or mezzo)

Men:
p. 106 R23 – p. 107 R25+4
segue to p. 110 R29 – p. 112 R32 +5

Stomp your foot
Sing appropriate line (tenor or baritone)

*Selected ensemble members MAY be invited to cover Mr./Mrs. Splinters, Mr./Mrs. Jenks, and Grandpa.

Submission Requirements:

Singers interested in specific roles should submit their materials to audition@chelseaopera.org. Please include your resume, headshot and an mp3 and/or video link to a LIVE performance.

Please submit all audition materials no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014. 

If chosen to audition, you will be sent an email to schedule a specific time. 
Auditions will be held on:
Sunday, Jan. 26, 3-8pm
Monday, Jan. 27, 7-10pm
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7-10pm. 
Callbacks are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, 7-10pm. 
YOU  MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS
  in order to be given final consideration for casting.

Audition Location:  Christ and Saint Stephen’s Church - 120 West 69th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Columbus) 

A pianist will be provided at no cost to you, or you may bring your own.

Auditions are by invitation only. Local singers preferred as no housing or transportation provided. Managed or unmanaged singers welcome but 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 rehearsal period noted below. Any/all conflicts must be listed in advance and be approved by Company. Send resume, headshot and mp3 file or video link of a live performance to auditions@chelseaopera.org. (Please do not submit materials unless you are available for the entire rehearsal period.)

Coachings will be scheduled on an as-available basis April 28-May 3, 2014

Rehearsals run May 5-June 10, 2014

Performances are June 13, 2014 at 7:30pm and June 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Please send all materials as attachments with email. Website info is appreciated but should not be sent in lieu of attachments.

If unable to email materials, please send résumé and headshot via regular mail to:

Chelsea Opera/Auditions Coordinator
P.O. Box 277 - Old Chelsea Station
New York NY 10113-0277

Location of performances:
St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea – 346 W 20th Street, NYC (between 8th/9th Ave.)

 

 

 


 


 

 
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