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Don Pasquale audition announcement


We will be holding auditions for our summer production of Don Pasquale at the BU CFA building the week of May 16th.  This production will be cast with some slight variations to the usual roster.  The Notary will be played by a Mezzo, and the chorus will consist of strong singers who will be one on a part, and cover all of the servant acting roles.

Another variation to our usual performance, is that we will be singing at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, instead of The Center for Arts in Natick.  This is due to construction at our regular location.  The Amazing Things Arts Center is also a converted firehouse, and has the benefit of a raked audience.  Like TCAN, it is also on the commuter rail line, for convenience.  Brenda Huggins will be Stage Director and Eve Budnick will music direct.  We will be performing in Italian, with projected English Supertitles.

If you are interested in auditioning, please send a resume to Eve Budnick, Artistic Director at eve@operadelwest.org.  We will be holding auditions on May 17th, 18th, and 19th from 6 to 10:30.  You may mention conflicts, but we cannot guarantee a particular day.  Also, not everyone will be given an audition slot, but we will do our best.  (Last year we had about 120 audition for us).  Please plan to bring a headshot and two contrasting arias, one in Italian (preferably bel canto).

The rehearsals will begin the week of July 18, and will take place evenings and weekends in Boston.  Tech week will be at the theater, starting August 7th.  Please bring a list of conflicts to your audition to put on your audition form.  The performances are Friday, August 12 at 8 and Sunday, August 14 at 2.  We will be offering a small travel stipend to cover local transportation costs.



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