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Archive for August, 2011

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Dear Colleagues,

Audition season is just around the corner. We hope you’ll encourage your
most talented students to sing for the Metropolitan Opera National
Council Auditions. It is an opportunity to be heard by professionals in
the business, receive valuable advice on their performance and compete
for cash awards at each level.

Our 42 District and 14 Region auditions take place beginning in October
through mid-February, while the Semi-Final and Final rounds in New York
take place in March. All interested opera singers should visit the
Metropolitan Opera National Council website for
eligibility, dates, regional contacts and more information about the
auditions process. To apply, the singer should download this season’s
application from our website, read and complete the form and send the
required materials to the representative from the District in which the
singer wishes to audition.

We look forward to hearing another extraordinary group of young artists
this season!

Gayletha Nichols, Director
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions



Auditions for (Vocal) Solos with CCM Choral/Orchestra and Orchestral Works 2011-2012

Download information for Auditions for Solos Choral/Orch 2011-12 at CCM.

Summary of Performances for the 2011/12 CCM Choral/Orch Season (see below)

Fall Quarter 2011:

• El Amor Brujo

Performances Friday/Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2011 Patricia Corbett Theater For mezzo-soprano or soprano (with a substantial low range)

• J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion (sung in German; staged performance in collaboration with CCM Opera Dept.)

Performance: Sunday, November 20, 2011

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

Aria Solos for Soprano, Alto (mezzo), Tenor, and Bass (Baritone, Bass-Baritone, and Bass); Evangelist, Pilate, and Jesus roles have already been cast.

• Strauss Four Last Songs Performance: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Corbett Auditorium For soprano and orchestra


Winter Quarter 2012:

• Berlioz La Damnation de Faust (sung in French)

Performance: Saturday, February 25, 2011

Corbett Auditorium

Marguerite: Mezzo-soprano (or soprano with a fine low register, or mezzo or alto with a fine top register)

Faust: Tenor

Brander: Bass-Baritone or Bass

(Role of Mephistopheles has been cast.)


Spring Quarter 2012:

• Orff Carmina Burana

• Finzi Requiem da Camera

• Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music

Performance: Saturday/Sunday, April 21/22, 2012

Corbett Auditorium

Orff: Soprano, Tenor, Bass (Baritone, or Bass-Baritone)

Finzi: Baritone

Vaughan Williams: 16 solo singers (4S, 4A, 4 T, 4B)

CCM Opera 2011-12 Audition Information

Please read the following information about the CCM Opera auditions for the 2011-12 season.

TIME AND DATE: Monday September 26th & Tuesday September 27th from 4:00pm – 10:00pm in Corbett Auditorium.

Rehearsals with singers and accompanists will be held the September 17th – 20th and your accompanist time will be assigned to you after September 12th. Prepare only what you wish to audition for.

Audition repertoire for the 2011/2012 CCM OPERA Season

FALL OPERA STUDIO: Opera Fusion: New Works

One American Contemporary Song or Aria


Don Giovanni
Finch’ han dal vino
Deh vieni alla finestra

Donn’ Anna
Or sai chi l’onore
Non mi dir: with Recit

Donn’ Elvira
Ah fuggi il traditor
Mi tradi: with Recit, entire aria

Don Ottavio
Il mio tesoro

The catalog aria

Ho Capito

Batti, batti

Banquo’s aria from Macbeth or similar bass aria with a sustained top E natural

WINTER STUDIO OPERA: La Tragédie de Carmen


Don José
La Fleur

Je dis


* be prepared to speak the aria in French as part of the audition.


Tom Rakewell
Act One
Fig 27 Aria: Here I stand

Anne Trulove
Act One
Fig 180 Aria: No Word From Tom (With Cabaletta)

Nick Shadow
Act Three Scene Two
Fig 201 I burn I Burn I Freeze.

Act Three Scene One
Fig 43 Recit: Ladies both Fair and Gracious
Fig 52 Aria: Who Hears me Knows me —

Baba the Turk
Act Two Scene Three
Fig 157 Recit: As I was Saying
Fig 170 Aria: Scorned Abused Neglected


Cenerentola, Don Magnifico, Don Ramiro, Dandini, Alidoro, Clorinda, Tisbe
Please prepare the aria of the role you wish to be considered for.