Loudoun Lyric Opera announces principal auditions for the November 2012 performances of Domenic Cimarosa’s Italian comedy, Il Matrimonio Segreto (“The Secret Marriage”) and principal and chorus auditions for our February 2013 performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta, The Mikado.
Auditions will take place on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA. Singers are asked to bring one song in English if auditioning for The Mikado. Professional singers are asked to bring an additional aria in Italian from the late 1700’s if they are also auditioning for Il Matrimonio Segreto. An accompanist will be provided. There is a $10 accompanist fee for principal role auditions, but no charge for students and choristers. Please bring sheet music.
Rehearsals for Il Matrimonio Segreto begin August 17 and will be held on Sunday and Friday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Leesburg. Tech week is November 5-8. Performances will be held November 9, 10 and 11 at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville.
For The Mikado, music rehearsals begin on August 21 and will be held on Tuesday evenings through November at the NOVA Campus in Sterling. Staging rehearsals for The Mikado begin January 4, 2013 and will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday evenings in Leesburg. Tech week is February 4-7. Performances will be held February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville.
Students and adults, ages 16 and over taking part in The Mikado will also have the option to earn one credit in Music from Northern VA Community College in Sterling. Tuition cost is about $125. Tuition assistance is available to student candidates ages 16-21 thru a grant from Loudoun Lyric Opera.
To schedule an audition or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-771-0996 (during business hours).