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Verismo Opera Reschedules Chorus Auditions

Auditions for the Fort Lee-based company will be held until Feb. 5 in Englewood.

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The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has rescheduled the last date to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus to Feb. 5. Due to expected inclement weather conditions, prior auditions were cancelled. 

Auditions for the chorus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 44 Armory St. in Englewood. An audition appointment is required and must be made in advance.

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, invites vocalists who like to sing and want to perform on the stage in a professional production to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. Professional, amateur, and retired professional vocalists may apply.

An accompanist will be provided. The building is handicapped accessible and designated handicapped parking is available in the lot.

Altos and male choristers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Applicants should have a rudimentary working ability to read music and experience singing. An application may be downloaded at http://www.verismopera.org/chorus.html.

For information or to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus, call 201-886-0561.

During the company’s 25th anniversary season, Vive la France, choristers will perform in the company’s spring production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on Sunday, April 6, and La Boheme on Sunday, Oct. 19 and 26. Both operas will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

Under Chorus Director Mara Waldman, vocalists will sing in Italian and explore grand opera through active performances. The operas will be fully staged and performed in costume accompanied by an orchestra under internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director Anthony Morss.

The above was submitted by The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera.

Verismo Opera January 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM
The auditions on Wednesday, January 22 were cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. Auditions previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 will take place as planned. The last date to audition for the chorus will be Wednesday, February 5. An appointment is required to audition. Details are provided in the article.

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