Auditions for Island City Opera’s 2018 Season
A Rimsky-Korsakov Double Bill in Januaryand
Bellini’s La sonnambula in March
In addition, Island City Opera will be presenting La sonnambula, a rarely peformed bel-canto gem, on March 9, 11, 16, and 18, with a preview on March 7. La sonnambula will be sung in Italian.
The Rimsky-Korsakov double bill will be directed by Michael Shahani (music) with guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, and Richard Bogart and Ellen St. Thomas (staging). La sonnambula will be conducted by Jonathan Khuner and staged by Olivia Stapp and Ellen St. Thomas. All performances will be at the Elks Ballroom in Alameda, Island City Opera’s home.
Season auditions for these two programs will be held at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Two days of auditions are being held:
- Sunday, June 25, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Saturday, July 1, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All roles in the Rimsky-Korsakov operas will be double-cast if possible; La sonnambula will be mostly single-cast, with possible covers, but a few roles may be double cast. Some roles have already been cast, but singers may audition to cover for those roles.
Singers are requested to sing a prepared aria or song in each of the languages of the operas for which they wish to be considered.
Copies of the vocal scores of the Rimsky-Korsakov operas (in Russian) can be found here.
ChorusIf you are not interested in auditioning for a principal role, but wish to be considered for the chorus of the Rimsky-Korsakov operas, please email info at valhallaopera.org giving your contact info and voice part. You will be contacted prior to the first scheduled chorus music rehearsal in October.
If you would like to audition for just the chorus of La sonnambula on July 1, please email emeredith at islandcityopera.org giving your contact info and available times between 10 AM and 4 PM.