Auditions

Auditions for Old | New Borrowed | Blue, a double bill of Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding and Dan Shore’s The Beautiful Bridegroom are Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28.  See below for more details:

  • WHEN & WHERE:
    Auditions for Old | New  Borrowed | Blue will take place Friday October 27, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM and Saturday October 28 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Old West Church in Beacon Hill.
  • WHO:
    Auditions are for self-identified females only.  Transgender women are welcome to audition.
  • AUDIITON FEE:
    There is a $10 fee to audition (this covers our provided pianist and space rental), please bring cash
  • TO RESERVE AUDITION:
    To schedule an audition, please send a headshot and resume to metrowestopera@gmail.com and indicate which date you would like to audition.  You may request a specific time frame but we cannot guarantee we can accommodate the request. Those interested in chorus only do not need to send a resume.
  • WHAT YOU WILL NEED AT AUDITION:
    Please bring an English aria to your audition, in addition to a second piece (which can be any language). For consideration for a specific role, please prepare the appropriate short excerpt.  The excerpts are to be sung for us on-book (though you may memorize it if you like).  Please bring a hard copy of your resume to the audition.

    • EXCERPTS FOR AUDITION: To be determined

OTHER REHEARSAL & PRODUCTION DETAILS:

  • You must be available to rehearse and perform during the time period March 10 – April 22, 2018.  Only two conflicts will be permitted.
  • Performances will be in April 2018.  Exact dates and venue to be announced VERY shortly.
  • All major roles will be double cast.
  • The operas will be directed by Cassandra Lovering and conducted by Brendon Shapiro.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night:
Miss Havisham – Soprano

Beautiful Bridegroom:
Terentia – Soprano
Pernille – Soprano
Laurentia – Soprano
Leonora – Soprano
Madam Kirsten – Mezzo Soprano/ Soprano
Captain von Frauenliebe Mezzo Soprano/ Soprano

There is no chorus this season