LA TRAVIATA by Giuseppe Verdi,
sung in Italian
(AUDITIONS FOR ALL ROLES and CHORUS)
After the huge success we had with productions like “La Bohème”, “Rigoletto”, “Cosi fan tutte” or “Die Fledermaus” here we are casting for the Summer project: La Traviata by G.Verdi in Italian (with double cast). This is a project to help soloists (all ages) to gain more stage experience and to learn a new role. Working with our amazing team and Orchestra of Clyde Opera Group will give singers the opportunity to improve their technique, work with the conductor in all rehearsals, then perform a full role in a well organised production, fully staged and with the accompaniment of our professional orchestra. This is your opportunity to join us for 11 days and be part of a wonderful experience.
Our previous performances were sold out and our public is looking forward to support the young singers again this summer. Rehearsals and performances between the 16th-26th of July 2020 (GLASGOW, UK). Performances on the 25th and 26th of July 2020.
Participants must be available during the entire period of the project. This is a workshop for the training, specialization and advancement of professional opera singers. Singers from all over the world come to Scotland to take part in the workshop based on the study and practice of musical interpretation and dramatic interpretation; diction, Italian pronunciation and expression of the text; study of musical dramaturgy in the score, techniques of body movements, posture and acting; vocal ensemble and score study. The production will be double cast and participation will be based on auditions for specific roles. The program is in two parts: 1) musical rehearsals/staging and 2) fully staged opera production (with professional orchestra). Certain selected artists will be engaged in a concert arranged to take place in a nice little town near the sea on the 18th of July 2020.
Please include the following with your application: High definition photos, curriculum vitae and repertoire, as well as video-clip (YouTube), a scanned copy of your passport or equivalent identification document that is currently valid. Applicants outside Europe will have to submit the visa and / or residence permit / work permit where necessary. Note - all the applications must be sent to the following address:
Applicants who are accepted for an audition will receive notice of their acceptance by email or phone. Tuition fees: All the participants accepted in this program will pay tuition fee. The fees are: Violetta Valéry (soprano) £700, Alfredo Germont (tenor) £700, Giorgio Germont-Alfredo’s father (baritone) £700, Flora (mezzo-soprano) £300, Annina (soprano) £200, Gastone de Letorières (tenor) £200, Barone Douphol (baritone) £200, Marchese d’Obigny (bass) £150, Dottore Grenvil (bass) £150, Giuseppe-Violetta’s servant (tenor) £100, Flora’s servant & Commissioner (bass) £100, Chorus member – £25.
The fee includes the 11 days of the full program (masterclass, rehearsals with all our 3 pianists and orchestra, staging and singing lessons). If you would like to apply for one or more roles please let us know in advance-discounts available. The fee is paid in installments as arranged during the interview. If your application is successful there is a deposit of £50-£200 to be paid in maximum 14 days after acceptance.
The deposit is deducted from the fee. Accepted applicants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs (accommodation could be provided if booked in advance for £475 -£550 / person) if you want to know more please get in touch. The organization could indicate available hotels and B & B options; information will be communicated to everyone interested by email.
Cancellation: We regret that participation fees are non-refundable and participants are therefore encouraged to take out appropriate insurance. The fees are fully refunded only in the event of the project being cancelled by the Clyde Opera Group.
Deadline for applications is 1st of February 2020 (interviews/auditions 7th-20th of February 2020). If applying from abroad we could schedule Skype interviews or auditions.
For more information about this exciting project email:
www.clydeoperagroup.com or our page on Twitter/Facebook