Spoleto Festival USA holding Porgy and Bess auditions for classically trained African-American singers

Spoleto Festival USA holding Porgy and Bess auditions for classically trained African-American singers

Spoleto Festival USA will hold auditions in accordance with the terms established by the Gershwin Estate, for experienced, classically trained African-American singers in all voice categories who seek positions in the opera’s choral ensemble for the 2016 season production of The Gershwins®’ Porgy and BessSM. These auditions will take place in Charleston, SC on Friday, February 19 from noon to 5 p.m.

Production period:
Rehearsals for this production will begin on May 16, 2016. The production will have six performances and the contract period will end no later than June 12, 2016.

Auditions:
To be considered for an audition, singers should submit a current resume, headshot, and cover letter to Assistant Producer Sara Bennett at the email address provided below. Once your materials are received, we will contact you to set up an audition time. Hard copies of materials may also be sent to the address below:

Sara Bennett | Assistant Producer
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
14 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401
o: 843.720.1107 | e: auditions@spoletousa.org

Audition requirements:
• Please have two memorized selections to offer; at least one must be an operatic aria, the other should be a selection from the opera Porgy and Bess.
• Please bring copies of your headshot and bio during your scheduled audition time.
• Prove United States citizenship; permanent residency; or possess, at the time of the audition, legal permission to work in the United States of America during the rehearsal and performance period.

Auditions will be held at Second Presbyterian Church Education Building located at 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

For more information, please email auditions@spoletousa.org.


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