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Porgy and Bess Soloist Auditions

Date:
July 23, 2019
Deadline:

Porgy and Bess Soloist Auditions 

to be held on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 – Singing Soloist Auditions

Audition Location: Washington National Opera Studio, 6925 Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

 

PORGY AND BESS

Music by George Gershwin / Libretto by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

Francesca Zambello, Director

Evan Rogister, Conductor

Eric Sean Fogel, Associate Director and Choreographer

 

Rehearsals begin on or about April 13, 2020 – Artists must have full weekday daytime availability.

Technical rehearsals begin the week of April 27, 2020

Performance dates are May 9, 10 (matinee), 11, 13, 15, 17 (matinee), 18, 20, 22, 23, 2020

 

Music and staging rehearsals will take place at the Washington National Opera Studio.

Technical rehearsals and performances will take place at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

 

Seeking African-American singers to portray various roles and ensemble. Classical singers with an opera or musical theatre background or experience preferred.

Singers should come prepared with a classical musical theatre song and a 32 bar excerpt of the same song, showing off range and quality. WNO reserves the right to hear only specific portions of any selection offered. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Bring headshot and resume stapled together.

 

We are casting the following roles:

Mezzo-Soprano
Lily

Tenor
Robbins
Mingo
Peter the Honeyman
Crabman
Nelson

Baritone
Undertaker

Wednesday, September 4th Singing Soloist Auditions

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Singers must arrive at least thirty minutes prior to audition to complete the registration process

 

Register here: porgysingerauditions.youcanbook.me or call 202-416-8171.