Update: Please note we are still accepting positions for the following positions:
A Little Night Music
Scholarships are available for some positions. Please note if you are looking for a scholarship in the “Other Comments” section of the application form. The application fee is now waived.
The 2013 Halifax Summer Opera Workshop runs from July 22 to August 18 and features productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (with full orchestra), Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites (with piano) and our first musical theatre piece, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (with piano). auditions.
We have just a few roles left and are accepting applications with mailed in materials or digital uploads.
The application fee is waived for these late applications.
Here are the steps required to apply for HSOW:
1. Fill in the online Application Form.
2. Pay the $16 application fee via PayPal. Everyone who applies WILL be granted an audition or WILL have his or her package heard.
3. Schedule your audition time or send in a recording, either by mail or by uploading files electronically.
LONDON, ON – Wednesday, November 7, New St. James Presbyterian Church (280 Oxford Street East), Sanctuary, 11 am to 6 pm
TORONTO, ON — Friday, November 9, (THIS IS TOTALLY BOOKED NOW) Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd, near Danforth and Coxwell), in the Sanctuary, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 10, Kimbourne Park United Church (as above) 11 am to 6 pm. — times available
MONTREAL, QC — Sunday, November 11, McGill University School of Music, Room C-310, 555 Sherbrooke Street West, 2 to 7 pm
HALIFAX, NS — Tuesday, November 13, Rm 121 Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, 3 to 7 pm.
You must arrange for your own accompanist. Please bring your headshot and bio/resume. There will be a form to fill out at the door, so be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early.
For the audition, we’ll ask you to prepare three selections, as follows:
If you don’t have any opera repertoire whatsoever, and are just getting started in this genre, we’re happy to listen to whatever you can bring. Musical theatre is just fine by us, as are art songs, if you’ve got nothing operatic. If the opera you want to be cast in is in a foreign language, do try to bring us something in that language. Most importantly, we want to see you and what you bring to your pieces.
HSOW is open to everyone, no matter citizenship or location. Every distance application is reviewed, and we cast quite a few people from distance applications, so rest assured that it’s worthwhile applying this way.
Here’s what to include: CD/DVD with three selections as for Live auditions, above. Send along a covering letter, and a headshot, bio/resume, and any supporting material (reviews, letters of recommendation, etc.). If you have a video, that’s a help too, but it’s not essential.
If you are submitting your package via mail, please send it to: Halifax Summer Opera Workshop PO Box 1819 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 (for couriers, our street address is 177 York Street, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0). Deadline for mailed packages is postmarked November 10, 2012.
We also accept packages submitted electronically. After you fill in and submit the application form, you’ll be given information on how to upload your files to us (you can also include links to online content at this time, such as YouTube videos). If you misplace this upload information, please email Marja and she’ll send it to you again. Deadline for electronic uploads is November 30, 2012.
For mailed or uploaded packages, letters of recommendation can either be included or emailed to Nina, as long as they’re marked clearly with your name.