Audition for Verdi's La Traviata as a Principal/Professional singer
Auditions are hereby announced for Opera South East's production of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi for performances on Fri 12 April and Sat 13 April 2019.
The auditions will be held on Sunday 4th November 2018. Please indicate your interest here on the form below and our chairman, John Rycroft, will be informed immediately on submission of this form.
Priority for Principal roles casting will be from applicants within the OSE Company where casting is suitable, but many principal roles will be offered outside the Company through audition selection. If selected for audition, please sing an aria of your choice in English, preferably by Verdi though not necessarily from La Traviata. The closing date for audition applications is technically Wednesday 24th October 2018 but late applications may be considered; you will be advised of your audition time by Wednesday 31st October. Please apply on this form below...
All roles will be cast by audition, but fees will only be offered for three roles:
Watch above this line once you hit [submit] to an audition application for any error messages or a confirmation!
Principal Fee/expense schedule for La Traviata
OSE does pay a small fee including expenses for main principal roles. Show-week accommodation with company members can normally be arranged. Feel free to ask for details in the notes on your application.
Our last few productions were just great! See the NODA write-ups (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). In July 2015, OSE received a regional award in the NODA South-East Awards for Excellence 2014 - for Musical Excellence in OSE's production of Carmen
About La Traviata, OSE and our audition format
OSE are performing Verdi's La Traviata, in English, on Fri 12 April and Sat 13 April 2019 at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings.
We will be auditioning for the principal roles on the afternoon of Sunday 4th November 2018 at the John Taplin Centre, Healey House, 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 0LQ
Apply on this audition application form by Wednesday 24th October 2018 and you will be informed on 30th October if you are successful in gaining a personal audition time on 4th November.
Chorus applications: As well as Principal part auditions, we also very much welcome new members of the chorus, and a separate form exists to apply for the Chrous or for back-stage or administrative roles.
Please see the notes below before submitting your audition application...
Notes on Principal audition applications:
Draft Rehearsal schedule TBC (chorus rehearsals are for information for Principals):
Sun 06-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 13-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 20-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 21-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 27-Jan-19 - Chorus-only music rehearsal - 2pm-3:45pm
Sun 03-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 10-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 11-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 24-Feb-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 03-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 10-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Weekday evening TBC - Chorus-only music rehearsals will be added
Further Principal daytime /evening rehearsals TBC over next 3 weeks
Sun 17-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 24-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 31-Mar-19 - Orchestral rehearsal - morning
Sun 31-Mar-19 - Production rehearsal - 1pm-5pm
Sun 7-Apr-19 - Hell Sunday - 2pm-10pm
Mon 8-Apr-19 - Sitzprobe rehearsal - 7.15pm-10.15pm
Tue 9-Apr-19 - Technical rehearsal - 6pm-10:00pm
Wed 10-Apr-19 - Dress rehearsal 1 - 6pm-10:00pm
Thu 11-Apr-19 - Dress rehearsal 2 - 6pm-10:00pm
Fri 12-Apr-19 - Production night 1 - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up)
Sat 13-Apr-19 - Production night 2 - 6pm-10:30pm (7.30pm curtain-up)
Audition & rehearsal location
Primary rehearsal location:
John Taplin Centre,
3 Upper Maze Hill,
St Leonard's on Sea,
East Sussex TN38 0LQ