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Auditions for Carmen by Bizet

The performances of this fully staged production will take place at The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Wokingham RG40 3EU, on 29 October - 2 November 2024, with dress rehearsals on 27 and 28 October. Rehearsals will begin in April 2024, and will take place on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, and some Sunday afternoons.


Auditions will take place on Sunday, 25 February 2024 from 2pm to 4.45pm at All Saints Hall, London Road, Ascot, SL5 8DQ. We do not allocate specific audition times, but simply invite you to arrive at a time that is convenient to you. If you have any queries please contact:


 Music Director  Brian Chapman  M: 07966 290372  E: MD@parkopera.org.uk
 Stage Director  Sallie Ward  T:  01753 854093  E: Director@parkopera.org.uk
 Secretary  Sue Lawrence  M: 07803 167935  E: Secretary@parkopera.org.uk

Audition pieces
As the opera will be sung in English, we would stress that auditions must be sung in English. The audition pieces listed below refer to the Cramer vocal score, which we intend to use in the production, but any English translation is acceptable for the audition. Please note that we are unable to pay fees.

 
 Role  Voice  Cramer Vocal Score
 Carmen  Mezzo/Soprano  Act 1
 Act 3
 pp.47-51
 pp.245-248 
 No 5: 2nd Verse of Habanera
 No 19: Card Trio, Carmen's solo verse
 Micaela  Soprano  Act 3  pp.266-272  No 21: Micaela's Aria
 Don Josť  Tenor  Act 2  pp.180-183  No 15: The Flower Song
 Escamillo  Baritone  Act 2  pp.131-133  No 12: Toreador's Song, second verse
 Dancairo  Baritone  Act 2  pp.143-147  No.13: Quintet from "For we allow it as correct"
 to "Women to have always at hand"
 Remendado  Tenor  Act 2  pp.143-147  As Dancairo, but tenor line
 Frasquita  Soprano  Act 2  pp.248-250  No 19: Card Trio, final verse
 Mercedes  Soprano   Act 2  pp.248-250  As Frasquita, but second soprano line
 Zuniga  Bass  Act 1  pp.10-13  No 2: Morales' solo line
 Morales  Bass/Baritone  Act 1  pp.10-13  As Zuniga


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