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Opera Singers Sought For Englewood bergenPAC's House Company

New Jersey Association of Verismo is holding auditions for the Verismo Opera Chorus
New Jersey Association of Verismo is holding auditions for the Verismo Opera Chorus Photo Credit: COURTESY: Marilyn Monsanto

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Singers are invited to audition in Englewood for the Bergen Performing Arts Center's house opera company chorus.

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera opens the fall 2016-17 season at bergenPAC and auditions will be held,

  • Sept. 10, 3:15 -3:45 p.m.
  • Sept. 14 and 21, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 17, 1-1:30 p.m.

Artistic Director Lucine Amara said professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition.

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 and 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.

The auditions take place at 44 Armory Street in Englewood.

An appointment is required and must be made in advance. Call (201) 886-0561 or contact info@verismopera.org

Click here to download an application .

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