Halifax Auditions December 7 for Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2020

Handel’s Alcina, 2019

The first round of Halifax auditions for the 16th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival will be held on Saturday December 7 at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Please review the How to Apply page then fill in the Application Form. You’ll be given details on how to schedule your time slot. If you have any problems, let Nina know and she’ll sort things out!

We’ll also be hearing auditions by FaceTime/Skype or you can send your materials in digitally. Nina will review all applications.

For 2020 we’ll be rehearsing and performing four full lengths musical works (Les dialogues des carmélitesDido and Aeneas/Venus and Adonis and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera). Staff for these operas include directors David Mosey, Erin Bardua and Andrew Pelrine, music directors Nicholas Gilmore and Chuck Homewood and vocal coaches Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Maureen Batt and Jason Davis.

We’re also starting a new Art Song Intensive program to help young performers get ready for full opera roles through language study and acting technique classes built around art song repertoire. These participants will also sing chorus in Carmélites. Staff for this program include Gregory Myra, Lucy Hayes Davis and Nina Scott-Stoddart.

Contact Nina directly with any questions: nina@halifaxsummeroperafestival.com

All audition venues, dates and times set. We’re ready for applications!

HOW TO APPLY for the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop which runs from July 16 to August 12, 2012 and features productions of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bizet’s Carmen, Weisensel’s Gisela in Her Bathtub, Blitzstein’s The Harpies and Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea.

There are two steps you need to complete:

1.  Please fill in the online Application Form.  If you request an audition time in your application, Administrator Marja Ernst will get in touch with you with your time.

2.  Attend an audition or send in a recording, either by mail or by uploading files electronically.

There are no fees for applying to HSOW

Read more about audition cities, dates and times and about submitting your materials by mail or electronically:  How To Apply

HSOW is in the process of making offers

Hello! I’m in the process of phoning successful candidates for roles in the 2011 Halifax Summer Opera Workshop productions of Tales of Hoffmann and Magic Flute. We’re still juggling some roles around and waiting for some responses — if you’re waiting to hear from us, feel free to contact me and I’ll let you know where things stand 🙂

This has been an extraordinary round of auditions for us, with more and stronger candidates than we’ve ever had. I truly wish I had more roles to offer the many, many people who deserve them and who’ve impressed me with their skills, passion and presence.


HSOW Update

First of all, I’d like to thank all those who applied this year. Packages went out last week for the people who have accepted the first round of offers. I am now working on making the second round of offers.