Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Auditions for Don Giovanni

Cedar Rapids - Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Eastern Iowa's professional opera company for 17 years, announces open auditions for dancers for the January 2015 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Paramount Theatre. CR Opera is looking for 16 dancers (pre-professional and general movement dancers) who are passionate for the art form and who are aware of their bodies. A stipend is provided, commensurate with different roles and experience. For information and an application, please contact Virginia Michalicek at the Opera Office, 319-365-7401 or vmichalicek@cr-opera.org.

Iowa City & Cedar Rapids Auditions for Dancers in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (please choose one audition date):

Iowa City: Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6pm–7pm, Room E203 Halsey Hall, University of Iowa
Cedar Rapids: Thursday April 17, 2014, 6pm–7pm, Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College

Preparation: A pianist and a CD player will be provided. Please bring a prepared movement segment (the music may either be on CD, or please bring a copy of your music for the pianist), a resume and a headshot/photograph. You may be asked to learn a new step in the audition. Eloy Barragan, U of I Assistant Professor of Dance & Choreography, will conduct the auditions.

Performances: January 16 & 18, 2015 at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. Pre-staging rehearsals December 16-21, 2014. Cast rehearsals begin December 28, 2014.

More information: Don Giovanni is considered by some to be the best opera ever written. Composed by Mozart, it was first performed in 1787. Based on legends of Don Juan, a fictional womanizing scoundrel, this 2-act opera slinks between comedy and tragedy.

Conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht, this new production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles and will be staged by William Ferrara. Orchestra Iowa musicians will perform as the opera orchestra.

Source: CROT Press Release

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