AUDITION FOR PRODUCTIONS

Double Bill – Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi


Audtion Date and Time:

16 April 2015, 4.30pm

Audition Venue:

155 Waterloo Street, #01-03
SLO Studio, Stamford Arts Centre
Singapore 187962

Important Production Dates:

Compulsory – singers must be available throughout the period
  • Rehearsals: 17 August to 5 September 2015
  • Sitzprobe: 6 September 2015
  • Technical and Dress Rehearsal: 7 to 9 September 2015
  • Performance: 10 to 12 September 2015 @ Esplanade Theatre

Audition requirements:

  • 1 (one) aria from the role that you would like to audition for and 1 (one) additional aria of your choice. Both arias need to be memorised and you are to showcase your dramatic skills for each aria presented.
  • Pianist is provided for the audition.

Application Deadline: 23 March 2015

If you possess the quality/voice that we are looking for, do apply before 23 March 2015 for a live audition.

To schedule an audition, please submit the following by 23 March 2015 deadline:

  • CV and head-shot and/or full body photo
  • Music score of additional aria of your choice

Call us at 6336 1929 or email to production@singaporeopera.com.sg for more details and application.

IL PAGLIACCI: Roles open for audition:

SN Roles Voice Type Characterisation
1 Canio (Pagliaccio) Lyric Tenor
  • Strong dramatic force and sustained power
  • Portrayed as middle aged man, good actor
2 Nedda (Colombina) Lyric Soprano
  • Either younger woman married to an older man; OR
  • Middle aged woman who has fallen in love with a younger man
3 Tonio (Clown) Baritone
  • Middle aged, cynical and vengeful
4 Beppe (Harlequin) Light Tenor
  • Young man
  • A good mover is required for the play scene
5 Silvio (Villager) Lyric Baritone
  • Young good looking man

GIANNI SCHICCHI: Roles open for audition:

SN Roles Voice Type Characterisation
1 Gianni Schicchi Buffo Baritone
  • Middle aged
  • Good and funny actor
2 Lauretta Lyric Soprano
  • Innocent and very young
3 Rinuccio, Zita’s son Tenor
  • High tessitura
  • Young and romantic
4 Gherardo, Buoso’s nephew Tenor
  • Youngish early 30's
5 Nella, Gherardo’s wife Soprano
6 Gherardino, Nella’s son Alto
  • Boy
7 Zita, Buoso’s cousin Mezzo-soprano
  • Middle aged to elderly
  • Strong powerful personality
8 Betto di Signa, Buoso’s cousin Baritone / Bass
  • Middle aged
  • Sort of black sheep, scruffy
9 Simone, Buoso’s cousin Bass
  • Elderly man
10 Marco, Simone’s son Baritone
  • Early 30's
11 La Ciesa, Marco’s wife Mezzo-soprano
12 Maestro Spinelloccio, physician Bass
13 Ser Amantio di Nicolao, notary Bass
14 Pinellino Bass
15 Guccio Bass