Asheville Lyric Opera announces open auditions for “Carousel” and “Suor Angelica”

March 21, 2013

Auditions for both the musical Carousel and opera Suor Angelica will be held at the Diana Wortham Theatre on April 11, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. Auditions are open to all singers regardless of experience. To schedule an audition call the ALO office at 236-0670. Office hours are 10am-5pm Monday.  All are welcome to audition for one or both productions. All applicants must provide a current performance resume and headshot. An accompanist is provided. To cover expenses, a $5 audition fee (cash or check only) is required.

Rehearsal schedules are made available during the audition process. All conflicts must be noted at the audition. Schedule conflicts will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. Costume measurements will be taken from all who audition. This does not guarantee casting. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early.

Auditions will take place on the Diana Wortham Theatre stage. Neither the musical nor opera will be amplified by electronic means. Please keep this in mind when preparing vocally. All singers must enter through the loading dock located on S. Market Street directly across from the Asheville Fire Station downtown.

Carousel Auditions

Performance Dates: July 19 & 20

Prepare one solo by Rodgers and Hammerstein II. Anyone auditioning must provide their own sheet music in the key they have prepared. No selections may be sung a cappella.

Each person will perform a cold reading from the script.

All roles are available except Billy Bigelow.

Suor Angelica

Performance Dates: October 4 & 5

Prepare one work of classical origin, preferably in Italian. A cold reading is not required.

The following roles are available:

The Abbess

The Monitress

The Mistress of the novices

Sister Genovieffa

Sister Osmina

Sister Dolcina

The nursing sister

The alms sister

A novice

The lay sisters

If Auditioning for Both Productions

Singers are asked to perform one work of classical origin and 16 bars from a solo by Rogers and Hammerstein II. A cold reading is required.