Sunday, February 19, 2012

Auditions for University of Iowa School of Music Summer Opera

We just learned of an opportunity to audition for the University's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, this evening beginning at 5:30pm.

Details below.

Performances: July 13-15, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
July 20 & 21, Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines

(An honorarium will be paid for the DSM performances)

Music rehearsals will begin mid-May

Staging rehearsals will begin June 4

Audition date/time/location:

Sunday, Feb. 19 5:30-10:00pm
CSM6 Room 160 (on the University of Iowa Campus)

Back-up Auditions/Call Backs: Monday, Feb. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Please sign up for a Sunday time. Use the Monday times only if there are no more times available on Sunday.

Guest artist Tony award winning actress Alice Ripley will present a two-week voice and movement workshop for the cast as part of this production.

Audition Requirements:

Auditions will be heard in groups of three. Please prepare a song/aria in English and a short monologue of one minute or less. The monologue does not need to be from a G&S show. You may be asked to sing only a portion of the piece you offer.


Singers, if you don’t have a monologue email Dr Muriello and he can make one available for you. (


The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, First Lord of the Admiralty (baritone)

Captain Corcoran, Commander of the H.M.S.Pinafore (baritone)

Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman (tenor)

Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman (baritone)

Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s Mate (baritone)

Bob Becket, Carpenter’s Mate, (bass/baritone)

Josephine, The Captain’s Daughter (soprano)

Cousin Hebe, Sir Joseph’s First Cousin (mezzo-soprano)

Little Buttercup, A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman (mezzo-soprano)

Chorus of Sailors, Sir Joseph’s Sisters, Cousins and Aunts

Questions: email

Sign up for an audition time here.

Retrieve the audition form & monologue (if you don't have one) here.

If you do not have a UI hawk id, please follow the instructions below to sign up for an audition
1. Go to

2. Click on "Log In" (top right of page)

3. Sign in on the "Guest Account" section to the right

4. Username:

5. Password: wikiguest

*now you are logged in and can access the audition page at

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