Applications now being accepted for Halifax Summer Opera Workshop 2013


Applications are now being accepted for both the Halifax Summer Opera Festival and Workshop’s ninth season and for the first season of the Yorkshire Opera Workshop.

HALIFAX SUMMER OPERA FESTIVAL AND WORKSHOP
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Monday July 22 through Sunday August 18, 2013

The repertoire will be:

Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart (1786)
in Italian
performed with orchestra
Conductor: Kevin Mallon
Repetiteur: Lynette Wahlstrom
Stage Directors: Anthony Radford and David Mosey
Vocal Coach: Paula Rockwell

Les dialogues de carmélites by Poulenc (1957)
sung in French
performed with piano
Music Director: Tara Scott
Stage Director: Edward Franko
Vocal Coach: Lenard Whiting

Double Bill of Operas in English
performed with piano
Music Director: Neil Weisensel
Vocal Coach: Torin Chiles
Seven Deadly Sins by Weill (1933)
Stage Director: Andrew Pelrine
City Workers in Love by Weisensel (1992)
Stage Director: Nina Scott-Stoddart

YORKSHIRE OPERA WORKSHOP
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England

Sunday May 5 through Friday May 24, 2013

Spend three weeks in England, learning and performing a complete role in an English language opera!

The repertoire will be:

Two Comic Operas in English

Mushroom Pizza by Seymour Barab (1988)
City Workers in Love by Weisensel (1992)
performed with piano
Music Director: Neil Weisensel
Vocal Coach: Lenard Whiting
Stage Directors: David Mosey and Nina Scott-Stoddart

In person auditions for both these workshops will be held:

LONDON, ON

Wednesday November 7, New St. James Presbyterian Church (280 Oxford Street East), Sanctuary, 11 am to 6 pm

TORONTO, ON

Friday November 9, Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd, near Danforth and Coxwell), in the Sanctuary, 6 pm to 10 pm

Saturday November 10, Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd, near Danforth and Coxwell), in the Sanctuary, 11 am to 6 pm

MONTREAL, QC

Sunday November 11, McGill University School of Music, Room C-310, 555 Sherbrooke Street West, 2 to 7 pm

HALIFAX, NS

Tuesday November 13, time and place TBA

DVD/CD distance applications will be accepted postmarked up to November 5, 2012.

Digital packages can be uploaded until November 9, 2012.

Both workshops are open to singers of all nationalities and ages.

If you’d like to be considered for either or both HSOW and/or YOW, please fill in an application form on the site. In fact, you can find all the details of the application process and requirements on the HSOW website at: http://halifaxsummeroperaworkshop.com/?page_id=476

 

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