A new summer intensive dedicated to the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perform an entire operatic role from the standard repertory, in the original language.
AUDITION FOR US
Audition dates for our 2021 program will be published in fall of 2020.
For NJ Vocal Arts Collaborative auditions, please prepare an aria or excerpt of your desired role in Die Zauberflöte and another operatic aria of your choice. In addition, please bring a physical copy of your headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided, and a $15 audition fee will be collected at the audition location.
After submitting the form below, we will send you an email from confirming a 10-minute audition slot during your requested date. If you are only available during a specific window of an audition date, please write this in the notes section of the form, and we will do our best to schedule you during that time.
REQUIREMENTS IF ACCEPTED:
If accepted into the NJ Vocal Arts Collaborative, you will be expected to be available for all performances - for our Gala the weekend of June 5-7 and for Die Zauberflöte the weekend of June 26-28. Rehearsals will take place weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons during June. We will accept rehearsal conflicts at auditions, but individuals are expected to make this production a priority during June 2020. After all individuals are cast, a specific rehearsal schedule will be created around conflicts provided at auditions. Then, individuals will receive a detailed schedule with information on rehearsals, master classes, and performances.
Individuals accepted to perform a role will be charged $850, including a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space within the program. Three additional payments of $250 must be paid by March 15th, April 15th and May 15th. Covers are available for each role, which include performing in the Opera Gala, participating in one Master Class, and one cover rehearsal with our conductor. To accept a cover slot, a $100 deposit must be paid, plus two payments of $200 on March 15th and April 15th.
The Die Zauberflöte final performances will be from memory, and performers are expected to be off-book by the first week of the program. In addition, our Gala is also off-book and individuals should come prepared to be off-book with their music. Singers should know their role before the first rehearsal, as we will not be taking time during the rehearsal process to teach music.