Thursday, September 19, 2013

Adult Auditions for Carmen

Cedar Rapids - "Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre announces auditions for the adult chorus of the January 2014 production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Paramount Theatre. To request an audition time please contact Virginia Michalicek at the Opera Office, 319-365-7401 or For show information, visit

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Orchestra Iowa Building, 119 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids (next to the Paramount)
Preparation: We will provide a pianist. Please bring a prepared selection from the operatic, art song, or musical theater repertoire and a copy of your music for the pianist. Chorusmaster Dr. Gerald Kreitzer will be conducting the auditions.
Performances: January 17 & 19 at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. Cast rehearsals begin December 28, 2013. Chorus rehearsals will begin in the fall on dates to be determined.

Information about the opera: Carmen is Bizet’s most well-known opera which tells the tale of a seductive gypsy, a soldier captivated by her charms, and a dashing matador. The Adult Opera Chorus will join with Young Artists and area high school students to create energetic chorus numbers throughout the opera. Cast members include Iowa-born mezzo soprano, Janara Kellerman, in the title role, and the return of last season’s Marcello from La Boheme, baritone Phil Torre in the role of Escamillo, the Toreador. Conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht, this new Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre production will be sung in French with English supertitles and will be staged by Bill Farrar. Orchestra Iowa musicians will serve as the opera orchestra."

(Source: CROT Press Release)

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