Wexford Festival Opera is searching for two young singers
Wexford Festival Opera is searching for young singers to perform two small roles in one of the main stage operas this autumn.
The Festival will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of British composer Frederick Delius with a production of what is considered to be his finest opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet. This exciting large scale grand opera is sung in English and in the first scene, the main characters appear in their childhood. Wexford Festival opera are inviting applications for auditions for these two roles:
The roles call for an eleven / fourteen year old boy, and girl. The parts require a strong boy and girl classical soprano voice, and for prospective candidates, some musical experience is preferable, either learning an instrument, or singing. A good stage presence and self confidence will also be required.
Four performances of the opera take place between October 24th and November 4th on the main stage of Wexford Opera House, with full orchestra and the festival company of singers and chorus, in front of an international audience. Tuition will be provided if necessary, and the successful boy and girl must be available for all rehearsals, including some daytime ones during the second half of September and October and for all of the performance dates.
First round auditions will be held in the Jerome Hynes Theatre, at Wexford Opera House on Saturday, September 1st between 2 and 3.00 pm. Please bring a short piece of music to sing if possible. Following this, call back auditions will be held for short-listed candidates. Further information on the schedule and time requirement will be available on Saturday also.