Singers are invited to submit an application to perform with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Chorus. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus on these dates:
- Saturday, September 10 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 14 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 17 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 21 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Audition Location: 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
Male singers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Adult applicants should have a rudimentary working ability to read music and experience singing. Teenagers, ages 17 to 19, may also audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus
They must read music and have some prior vocal experience singing with a school, choir, or another performing group or organization. Previous stage experience and foreign language study are desirable. Applicants who have these skills and experiences will be given preference.
The audition consists of singing five note scales. During the audition process, Principal Conductor Lucy Arner will determine each singer’s range and vocal category. Applicants do not need to bring a song or music to the audition. An application may be downloaded at verismopera.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chorus.pdf.
Schedule an Appointment
An appointment is required and must be made in advance. To schedule an audition appointment, call (201) 886-0561 or contact email@example.com.
During the company’s 2016-2017 season, choristers will perform in the company’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic, timeless work, Rigoletto, on October 23, 2016 and the epic Aida on April 23, 2017. Both operas will be presented at 3 p.m. at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.
Vocalists will sing in Italian and perform live at bergenPAC. Preparation includes instruction in the pronunciation of the text in Italian, vocal warm-ups, learning the music and detailed staging. The operas will be fully staged and performed in costume accompanied by an orchestra led by the company’s new Principal Conductor/Music Director, Maestra Lucy Arner.