MEDIA RELEASE: August 26, 2011
Contact: Ashley Tongret, Communications Manager
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CINCINNATI OPERA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2012 SEASON YOUNG ARTIST AND EDUCATION TOURING PROGRAMS
CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera will hold combined auditions for its 2012 Young Artist and Education Touring Programs positions in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 26, 28, 29, and 30.
A limited number of audition times will also be available in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday, October 27. Scheduling preference for the Lexington auditions will be given to singers available for Cincinnati Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess.
2012 Young Artists
Young Artist positions are specifically for young up-and-coming singers who wish to gain professional experience and exposure in the opera industry. Young Artists will be engaged as Choristers in Cincinnati Opera’s 2012 Summer Festival productions. In addition to their chorus duties, Young Artists will perform at various donor and patron events and programs during the season, and may also be engaged to cover principal roles in rehearsals or perform comprimario roles in mainstage performances. Young Artists have the opportunity to work with distinguished professionals in the field as well experienced staff members to build and enhance repertoire through private coachings.
Rehearsals for the 2012 Summer Festival Season will begin in mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through late July. Cincinnati Opera’s 2012 season runs June 14 through July 29, featuring a double bill of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Puccini’s Gianni Schicci, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Verdi’s La Traviata. Please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org for additional 2012 season and casting information.
2012 Education Touring Programs
Singers will be engaged on a “per tour” basis and will perform a variety of community programs designed to inspire opera lovers of all ages and experience levels. The 2012 Education Touring Programs will be “Opera Redux: Porgy and Bess” in winter 2012 and “Little Red Riding Hood” in spring 2012. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org/education.
Auditions are by invitation through an application process. All singers should prepare four (4) arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided. Applicants who receive an audition are also eligible for positions in the 2012 Summer Festival Chorus.
Please visit the “About Us” section on the company website (www.cincinnatiopera.org) to complete the online application. Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Not all applicants will receive an audition.
For more information, please contact Lauren Bailey, Artistic Coordinator, at (513) 768-5568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Positions in the Cincinnati Opera Education Touring Programs, Summer Festival Chorus, and principal cover roles in season productions are under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2012 Summer Festival will take place June 14 through July 29 and features a double bill of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The 2012 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.