Posts Categorized: Auditions

ASQoD: Focus

We’re in Chicago today, at Pianoforte Studios.  A full day of auditions – 71 arias. (That’s a lot…) And only 3 repeats. (For the record: Sam’s Aria from Susannah, “La calunnia” from Barber of Seville and “Embroidery” from Peter Grimes!) Tonight I get to see WTO alums in town to star in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Die Walküre – soprano Christine

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ASQoD: Serial Processing

In transit today, from LA to Chicago, spending the flight researching new repertoire on the 2018 Short List. On to today’s #ASQoD* “Nobody can do two things at once, you know.” The Red Queen, via Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking Glass) Take that, multi-taskers. The Red Queen was a tough customer, but she had much to

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ASQoD: Preparation

Day 2 in LA, hearing a wide range of repertoire, including some things that we’ve never (or extremely rarely) heard in audition! Fidelia’s aria from Puccini’s Edgar, the Controller’s Aria from Dove’s Flight (the first of several this year, possibly), the Song of the Indian Guest from Sadko, Lagrimas mias from El anillo de hierro, and Miei pensieri fom Orlando Palladino.

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ASQOD: Optimism & Terror

WTO 2018 audition tour, coming to you today from Rehearsal Room 3 at LA Opera. I’ve seen WTO alums in the LA Phil’s Music from the Magic Flute and LA Opera’s The Pearl Fishers over the last two nights, and now we’re getting ready to hear 65 singers in audition over the next two days. Let’s

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ASQoD

Yes, friends, audition season is upon us. There’s so much work to be done. Updating resumes and rep lists, filing applications, cleaning up aria notebooks, nailing down travel, scheduling appointments. And while you’re doing all of that and more, we administrator types are trapped in our own logistic circle of hell. Reviewing said resumes, fielding

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Your Dose of Nerdy Aria Goodness

Well, this isn’t a very sexy-looking post, but if history is any indication, it’ll be a popular one. Drum roll please… Aria Frequency Lists for the 2017 and 2018 audition tours are now available! Click through the hyperlinks below, or visit our Audition Resource page for all lists for all voice types for the last 7 years. 2018 Lists: Sopranos  |  Mezzos 

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The Road to 2017: From the Marathon to the Math

The singing is over, and the work has begun. The Marathon: Audition Tour By the Numbers 21 days on the road 822 arias heard (at an average of 4 minutes per aria, that’s 55 hours; roughly 4 Ring cycles.) 10,344 miles traveled 9 airplanes, 2 rental cars, dozens of cabs and Ubers 95,724 words written as audition

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The Road to 2017: Houston

We love Houston, and its auditions are always a game-changer for us. A bonus this week was dress rehearsal of the HGO Elixir of Love, which featured 4 Trappers in the cast! We loved seeing Dimitri Pittas, Nicole Heaston, Michael Sumuel and Alicia Gianni onstage at the Wortham. Aria Talk It’s hard to believe but it took until Day

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The Road to 2017: Cincinnati

We’re heading out of Ohio tonight, after 3 productive days at CCM. This site is a particularly strong magnet for potential Studio Artists, with strong singing from students enrolled at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Florida State University,

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The Road to 2017: Chicago

First, we’ve received a few questions on Monday’s post, which referenced the finalists for our audition tour. A bit of clarification: We use our callback system as an indication of whether or not we are carrying you forward for possible casting in 2017. Here’s how it works: You can find your callback status by logging into your

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