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CLIMATE OF GUILT: Admission & Extinction
Deadline: Received By Wed Feb 05, 2020
Please send an email with your audition materials to
email@example.com with the subject line, “OTO
In your email, please include the following:
- Your name and voice type;
- The date you would like to audition, or no preference;
- An updated resume (pdf only) and headshot (jpg only) as attachments
*Saturday auditions will be in the evening only. Sunday auditions will be in ther afternoon.
Audition Location and Date
|Portland, OR USA:||Sat 8th Feb 2020 – Sun 9th Feb 2020|
Please prepare three selections for your audition.
1. An aria from ANY time period, in ANY language
- We want to hear you at your best! Please start with the aria that you feel best represents your artistry.
2. An ENGLISH song or
aria from ANY time period
3. A CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH song or aria
You are welcome to prepare as many additional selections as you would like, but they are not required.
Pianist Provided: Yes. May bring own. Please bring $10 for the pianist if you plan on using the one provided.
Location: Portland, OR USA
Opera Theater Oregon presents Climate of Guilt: Admissions and Extinction. Performances are on April 24th and 25th, 2020 at First Christian Church. The production will feature the West Coast premiere of a new chamber opera by Michael Lanci, as well as a workshop performance of a new opera by Justin Ralls, which is scheduled to premiere in 2021, fully staged with orchestra.
We are holding auditions for the following roles:
Admissions: A short Chamber Opera (2020)
Music by Michael Lanci Libretto by Kim Davies
Daughter – Soprano (D♭4 – B♭5)
Mother – Mezzo-soprano (A3 – F#5)
Son – Tenor (mainly G#3 – A4)
Father – Bass-baritone (A2 – F#4)
From the composer and librettist:
They’re the perfect American family: Mother, a TV star… Father, a business tycoon… their kids on track to go to the best colleges. But one night Mother and Father come home and have to explain to their kids that there’s been a little misunderstanding, maybe a little money laundering, maybe an indictment. And suddenly their plans aren’t quite so on-track after all…
Song of the Most Beautiful Bird in the Forest
Music and Libretto by Justin Ralls
The Daughter – Soprano (E♭4 – C6)
The Father – Bass-baritone or baritone (A♭2 – F4; this role sits mainly between C3 and C4)
She Who Sings From The Heart – Mezzo soprano (C4 – F5)
The Storyteller/The Owl Spirit – Tenor (E3 – A4)
From the composer:
Song of the Most Beautiful Bird in the Forest, inspired by an Mbuti legend and composed under the guidance of Dagomba master drummer and dancer Dr. Habib Idrisu, is a synthesis of music and dance reimagined as a contemporary chamber opera with an English libretto. It is a coming of age story of a young girl with magical powers who finds her song amidst war and environmental degradation. The work addresses the capacity of humanity to restore its connection with the natural world in the midst of the climate crisis and the Earth’s sixth mass extinction.
In Opera Theater Oregon’s upcoming semi-staged production, SMBBF will be presented to audiences for the first time in an abridged concert version. This performance will serve as the first public workshop of the opera.
April 01, 2020 – April 25, 2020
Payment is provided
Payment is commensurate of experience. All contracts will be negotiated individually. Housing and travel stipends will not be provided, and each cast member will be responsible for their own housing, travel, and commuting costs during the production period.