Opera Southwest is accepting applications for six singers in an Apprentice Artist Program.
Program Dates: August 24, 2023 through September 10, 2023
First Round – June 8, 2023
Second Round – June 22, 2023
Positions are open for singers to perform the roles in Rossini’s “L’occasione fa il ladro” (sung in Italian) to be performed with orchestra on September 8th, 9th and 10th 2023.
- To sing the role of Berenice
Mezzo Soprano Apprentice
- To sing the role of Ernestina
- To sing the role of Don Eusebio
- To sing the role of Conte Alberto
Baritone or Bass-Baritone Apprentice
- To sing the role of Don Parmenione
- To sing the role of Martino
For the first round of auditions artists are invited to submit video or audio of two arias in the bel canto style, in Italian. First round videos must be submitted by June 8, 2023. Artists will be notified of first round results by June 9, 2023 and chosen candidates will continue with a second round of auditions. For the second round of auditions artists will be sent music and audio tracks for the following pieces in “L’occasione fa il ladro:”
Those auditioning for either Conte Alberto or Don Eusebio can sing N. 5 Aria Alberto.
Those auditioning for Ernestina or Berenice can sing either N. 3 Cavatina Berenice or, preferably N. 8 Recitativo e Aria Berenice.
Those auditioning for Martino can sing N. 7 Aria Martino.
Those auditioning for Don Parmenione can sing N. 2 Aria Parmenione.
One round-trip plane ticket, housing, local transportation, and a weekly stipend of $600 are provided.
Singers from outside the United States: If you do not have an existing work visa for the USA, we are unable to sponsor a visa or process your Opera Southwest apprentice application. A tourist visa cannot be used for this program.
Opera Southwest is committed to inclusive casting, considering all ethnicities, races, gender expressions, sexualities, disabilities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, ages, countries of origin, and other identities.
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