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Cavalleria Rusticana - Opera op het Hogeland, August 2021

If you would like to take part in this project, please complete the entry form, or send a message to info@operaophethogeland.nl.

Auditions for soloists

These auditions will take place in Groningen, on the 16th, 17th and 18th April.
We request you to send us a video recording of one or two opera arias from the Italian Romantic period. Excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana are most welcome, but are not required. The video recordings will help us make a shortlist for the auditions.
For the audition itself you are requested to render one of the arias below, and another aria of your own choosing.

Turiddu: Siciliana ‘O Lola, bianca come fior di spino’
Santuzza: Romanza e Scena ‘Voi lo sapete, o mamma’
Alfio: ‘Il cavallo scalpita’
Lola: Stornello di Lola ‘Fior di giaggiolo’
Lucia: Scena Santuzza e Lucia ‘Dite, mamma Lucia’ - ‘Sei tu? che vuoi?’

Auditions for the choir

Wanted: 4 sopranos, 4 mezzos, 4 altos, 3 tenors, 3 baritones and 3 basses.
Please send us some information on your experience and musical background, as well as a video recording of an (accompanied) song or aria. Your information and recording will help us make up a shortlist of invitees for auditions.

Auditions for the instrumentalists

Wanted: strings (3,3,3,2,1), flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn (2), harp, and percussion.
Please send us some information on your experience and musical background, as well as a video recording of a piece of your own choosing. Your information and recording will help us make up a shortlist of invitees for auditions.

Planning and further information

Rehearsals:
- soloists: 7 - 16 August 2021
- choir: 11 - 16 August 2021
- orchestra: 12 - 16 August 2021

Performances:
- 17 - 22 August 2021

Artistic direction:
Brigitte Odett– stage director
Peter Bogaert– conductor

Organisation:
Christofoor Baljon
Peter Bogaert
Arnold Jonker
Brigitte Odett
Grieteke Pool
Aleg Tryfanenkau

Accommodation and costs:
For non-professional participants the fee is € 175. This sum includes simple accommodation in our barn or on our campground; all meals as well as teas, coffees and so on are also included. There is a € 75 discount for students below the age of 30. Please note that accommodation in local hotels or B&B is not refunded.