English Diction book

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Auditions for Candid Concert Opera

I just wanted to pass this along to my students and anyone else interested:

http://www.candidconcertopera.org/node/16

Candid Concert Opera will be holding auditions for their 2011-2012 season in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL.

To schedule an audition, please email: candidconcertopera@gmail.com

Deadline:
Please schedule your appointment by Friday September 9th, 2011

Audition Location/Dates:
CCO will be casting principal roles for a concert version of “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and “Le nozze di Figaro”.

Auditions will be held at the following locations and times:

Madison, WI
September 17th, 2011 2pm-4pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2126 North Sherman Avenue

Chicago, IL
September 24th 11am-2pm
5252 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646-4100

Audition Requirements:
Auditions are held by appointment only. Singers should prepare two arias in their original language and key by memory. Arias from “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and “Le nozze di Figaro” are encouraged.

Materials Required:
Please bring a resume and head-shot to your audition.

Pianist Provided: Yes. May bring own.

Compensation:
All singers will be paid a stipend for their performances.