REQUEST FOR AUDITIONS
A new opera by Carla Lucero
Wuornos is a resident project of the Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco, California. It is an opera based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, convicted murderess on death row in Florida.
>Wuornos will World Premiere on the prestigious main stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, June 17-24, 2001.
We are looking for opera singers with the following vocal/age ranges:
Mezzo Soprano 14-16
Mezzo Sopranos 25-35
Mezzo Sopranos 35-50
Tenors all ages
Baritones all ages
Basso Profundos 45-65
You must have an appointment to audition. To arrange an appointment, call (415) 554-0402, then press 3# and leave your message. Please state your name, phone number, vocal range, and age.
Live auditions will be held at:
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
Saturday September 9th, 1-6pm
Sunday September 10th, 10am - 2:30 pm
For the live audition, please have prepared two pieces no more then three minutes long. If the pieces are longer, you will be asked to stop at some point during your singing. The pieces should be chosen to emphasize your vocal and dramatic range. For example, but not limited to, one light, lyrical piece, and one dramatic, dissonant piece. At least one of the pieces should be a 20th century piece, and/or one of the pieces should be sung in English.
Additionally, or instead, you may mail us your audition materials. (Note: we strongly encourage both audition methods.)
Current 8x10 glossy photo
Current video tape, 5 minutes in length
Additional CD/Cassette optional and encouraged. Please cue tapes and include selection description.
S.A.S.E. needed for tapes/CD to be returned.
Wuornos Opera Project
Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts
1519 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
For more information about the project visit http://www.squeeble.com/wuornos or email: WuornosOpera@hotmail.com