Opera Theater Oregon is holding auditions for our May/June 2014 production of “Giasone and the Argonauts,” combining music from Cavalli’s opera “Giasone,” live sound effects, and the visuals of the 1960s film “Jason and the Argonauts” in a high-brow/low-brow mashup. The opera will be performed in concert format with singers providing live sound for the film. Singers will be costumed by designer Brianna Holanand featured in a fashion showcase to kick off each performance.
Performances on May 30, 31, June 5, 6, 7 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with chamber accompaniment. Rehearsals will be held at a central location in Portland.
Monday, February 3, 7-10 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 7-10 pm
First Christian Church (near Portland State University), 1314 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. Go through the black iron gates into the courtyard off of SW Columbia or SW Broadway and look for signs on the glass doors.
OTO is seeking singers for the following roles:
Giasone (baritone or bass-baritone)
Ercole (baritone or bass-baritone)
Oreste (bass-baritone or bass)
Medea (soprano or mezzo)
Sole (soprano or tenor)
Volano (low tenor)
Delfa (mezzo or contralto)
Eolo (mezzo or contralto)
Alinda (soprano or mezzo)
All named roles are paid. Some singers may play 2 or 3 roles. In addition, we are seeking volunteer chorus members.
***Please contact OTO Artistic Director Erica Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule an audition appointment.***
-Headshot and resumé
-Please prepare an aria in Italian, preferably by a Renaissance or Baroque composer and including a recitative. An art song is also acceptable. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music.