Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Arise and sing with the masses: Shreveport Opera Chorus open for auditions for opera's 3-production season

One of the pleasures of living in a city that is smart enough and large enough to have an opera company is singing in the chorus.

Shreveport Opera will be holding auditions for the Shreveport Opera Adult Chorus on Sat, Aug 23, 10 am to 1 pm at the Anderson Choral Building, Hurley School of Music, at Centenary College, says Amanda Gouthiere.

The 2014-2015 productions include Verdi’s La Traviata on November 15, 2014, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance on February 21, 2015 and Rossini’s Cenerentola (Cinderella) on April 11, 2015. Please be prepared to sing one song that best shows your ability. Italian is preferred but not necessary. Please bring sheet music for the pianist.

Opera Chorus rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 to 8 weeks prior to staging rehearsals. Staging rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday 7-10 p.m. and Saturday afternoons for the 3 weeks preceding each show. There is a $100 honorarium.

To schedule an audition or for additional information, please contact Cathey Sholar at (318) 227-9503 or via email at cathey@shreveportopera.org.

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