The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s (Verismo Opera) Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites soloists in all voice categories to audition for roles and experienced stage managers to apply for the position in the professional opera company’s 2013-2014 productions. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply.
Solo roles are available in the company’s new productions of Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Giacomo Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” and Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Open auditions will be held on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June18 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in the Cabaret Room located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
The double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Suor Angelica” will be presented on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Verismo Opera will perform “La Traviata” on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and “La Boheme” on October 26, 2014. All of the productions will be presented at 3:00 p.m. at the bergenPAC.
Verismo Opera will present these grand operas fully staged with a live orchestra and chorus. The selected vocalists will receive free coaching from professionals in the field, including Artistic Director Lucine Amara, General Manager/Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif, Maestro Anthony Morss, and Chorus Director Mara Waldman. Professional photos and a DVD of the production will be available to use for future engagements and performances.
Auditions: The application deadline to audition is June 15, 2013. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply. An accompanist will be provided, although applicants may bring his/her own. There is no fee to audition. For an audition appointment, call 201-886-0561or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must submit a bio listing current or past performances and roles sung, a resume, photo and an audio file, preferably in an MP3 format or on a CD, by the application deadline to Verismo Opera Inc., P.O. Box 3024, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024-9024 or to email@example.com.
Stage Manager Wanted: The nonprofit opera company is also recruiting for the paid position of stage manager for the fall production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Suor Angelica. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience working as a stage manager in theater or opera productions. New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply. Resumes should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to NJAVO, POB 3024, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9024.
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) has been a part of the New Jersey music scene since 1989. The opera company, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, is the only professional opera company in Bergen County and northern New Jersey. The organization provides performing opportunities for young musicians and artists and sponsors an annual vocal competition held in November with finals generally conducted in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, drawing artists from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company also organizes opera workshops and concerts and offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions in the Bergen County, New Jersey community.
Verismo Opera is recognized for providing up and coming performing artists with the training to attain a successful operatic career. Several singers, notably Richard Hobson, Frank Poretta, Emmanuel di Villarosa, James Valenti and Irina Rindzuner of the Metropolitan Opera, started their road to success by performing in its productions.
For more information about Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org;