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Bizet's "Carmen"
with the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ward Stare, conducting

The details

Similar to last year’s production of La Boheme, this thrilling opera will be performed in concert version for the RPO's season finale on stage at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, May 24 & 26, 2018. We believe that the choruses will be sung in French - but don't let that scare you! You will have the score during performance, but being as "off-book" as possible will help!

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the singers

Like last year, well-blended choral singing with minimal vibrato will be the order of the day.

the audition

Auditions will be held February 15, 16 & 17, 2018. The audition periods will begin with a 15-20 minute group rehearsal of the selected choral passages. Singers will then audition individually (with piano accompaniment). You will be notified by email as soon as the audition excerpts are available for download so that you may prepare in advance.

You are invited to re-audition on one of these dates. However, if you prefer, you may choose to have us use your audition video from 2017 instead. 

the rehearsals:

There will be five rehearsals plus a mandatory piano dress. Like last year, rehearsals will occur weekly on Thursday evenings (7:00pm-9:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:30am-12:00pm), beginning April 12, 2018. The rehearsals are scheduled in pairs; attendance is required at either Thursday OR Saturday each week. Rehearsal times for men and women will be slightly staggered, so that each group will rehearse around two hours. 

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 12: 7:00-9:30                   Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 14: 9:30-12:00 (noon)       Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 19: 7:00pm-9:30pm         Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 21: 9:30am-12:00              Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 26: 7:00-9:30                   Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 28: 9:30-12:00                  Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 3: 7:00-9:30                      Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 5: 9:30-12:00                     Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 10: NO REHEARSAL
Saturday, May 12: 7:00-9:30                     Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 17: 9:30-12:00                   Fellowship Hall     Asbury First United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 19: MANDATORY PIANO DRESS with Ward Stare;
                9:00am-12:00pm, Location TBD

performance week schedule:
all mandatory

Monday, May 21, 7:30PM-10:00PM: rehearsal with the RPO at Kodak Hall
Tuesday, May 22, 7:30PM-10:00PM: rehearsal with the RPO at Kodak Hall
Thursday, May 24: 7:30PM performance
Saturday, May 26: 8:00PM performance

Specific call times will be given as soon as possible.

audition excerpts and REHEARSAL RESOURCES LINK

 

questions? 

Contact Dan McInerney at info@madrigaliaROC.org, or call 585-230-2894.