Opera auditions: Florida Opera Theatre’s ‘Il Barbiere di Seviglia’

Here’s an audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre:

Florida Opera Theatre (Central Florida) in collaboration with First Coast Opera (St. Augustine) and Vero Beach Opera announce auditions for principal roles in Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia.

Roles and suggested audition repertoire:

  • Count Almaviva, a Spanish nobleman (lyric tenor)—Ecco Ridente and if possible excerpts from Ah che d’amore (first act duet with Figaro)
  • Figaro, a barber (baritone)—Largo and if possible excerpts from Dunque io son
  • Dr. Bartolo, a physician (buffo bass)—A un dottor della mia sorte
  • Rosina, his ward (lyric mezzo-soprano or soprano)—Una voce poco fa, and if possible excerpts from Dunque io son and Contro un cor (lesson aria)
  • Berta, Dr. Bartolo’s house keeper (mezzo-soprano or soprano)—Il vecchiotto cerda moglie
  • Basilio, a music teacher (bass)—La calunnia

A piano accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2011, in Orlando at the offices of the Orlando Philharmonic, 812 E. Rollins St. Suite 300, Orlando (in the same building as Orlando Shakespeare Theater, directly across from Orlando Museum of Art) and in Vero Beach on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
(exact location TBA).

Application deadline is September 5.

To Apply: Please send a 1-page resume and photo via email to Frank McClain at: fm122661@aol.com (please put Audition Application in the subject line), or send regular mail to: Frank McClain, 2615 E. Pine St., Orlando, FL 32803.

This production of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia is a co-production of Florida Opera Theatre in Central Florida, First Coast Opera in St. Augustine and Vero Beach Opera in Vero Beach, with performances January 15 (Vero Beach), January 20 and 22 (St Augustine) and 29 (Orlando).

Musical Director: Robin Stamper
Stage Director Frank McClain

The commitment for this production is January 3-14 for rehearsals plus the performance dates.   All roles are paid.

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