HojotoHEY - Calling all Valkyries and Norns!
Potomac Vocal Institute is holding auditions for Lady Parts 2.0: Put a RING on it!
Lady Parts is a PVI signature event that provides female opera singers with training, coaching, and performance experience for standard group repertoire roles, such as the eponymous Ladies from Magic Flute, that are frequently cast with emerging singers. This year we are focusing on the Ladies of Wagner's Ring Cycle! Singers cast in this project receive a minimum of 10 hours of musical coaching with Robert Morrison (Metropolitan Opera), 3 hours of diction coaching with Nils Neubert (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes), 10 hours of staging rehearsal with Julia Mintzer (Washington National Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Welsh National Opera), and a public performance with piano conducted by Kathleen Kelly (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vienna State Opera) that will be video recorded and provided to the performers. The production period runs from April 23 until the performance on May 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. The cost of the project is $850 and does not include transportation or housing.
Auditions will take place in the afternoon on Sunday, November 17th 2019 at Opera America (330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001). There is no cost to audition and a pianist will be provided. Please be prepared to sing at least one aria in German, repertoire by Wagner and Strauss strongly encouraged. All women cast as Valkyries will also cover a corresponding Norn. We are casting the following roles:
Helmwige (soprano, must have high C)
Gerhilde (soprano, must have high C)
Rossweise (mezzo or contralto)
Schwertleite (mezzo or contralto)
1st Norn (contralto)
2nd Norn (mezzo)
3rd Norn (soprano)
*Sopranos cast as Brünnhilde and Sieglinde will cover a Valkyrie and 3rd Norn.