GENERAL AUDITION NOTICE
Opera NUOVA will be holding video submission auditions for Equity, and Non-Equity performers for our upcoming series in February 2023 – May 2023! All performers will be contracted under a professional agreement, and paid standard professional fees.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: November 21st, 2022 at 11:59PM
Please apply by sending your headshot, resume, and a link to your audition video.
Please use an unlisted YouTube Link, or Vimeo link to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking performers with strong singing abilities for four upcoming productions:
Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman
Music by Keith Herrmann
Contract Dates: January 23rd – February 16th, 2023
Performance Dates: February 11th & 12th, February 15th & 16th at the Capitol Theatre
This delightful pairing of one-act musicals, one classic and one modern, takes a comical and moving look at the mysteries of love. Act I, based on Schnitzler’s The Little Comedy, is a delightful romp through the sexual ennui of turn-of-the-century Vienna, as two wealthy but bored socialites masquerade as impoverished bohemians seeking romance.
Act II, based on the Jules Renard play Summer Share, explores modern affection and disaffection as two married couples share a summer house in the Hamptons.
*please note Him and Her in Act 1 will play Lenny & Barb in Act 2
The Little Comedy
- ALFRED VON WILMERS – A young handsome man about town. Strong legit baritone.
- JOSEFINE WENINGER – a beautiful young woman with an “active past.” Strong alto with high belt.
- HIM and HER – Two masked dancers, visions of eternal love.
Unmasked, HIM and HER also play the following roles:
- FRITZ – Alfred’s friend
- EMIL – Josepfine’s paramour
- LARS– Alfred’s valet
- MITZI – Fritz’s girlfriend
- LINA – Josefine’s maid
- SAM – A dreamer. Baritone.
- BARB – Sam’s wife of thirteen years. Soprano.
- MONICA – Sam’s best friend. Alto.
- LENNY – Monica’s husband. Tenor
*We are seeking Equity, and Non-Equity performers based in Edmonton for Romance, Romance. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot contract performers for this production outside of the city limits.
Love, Noel: The Letter & Songs of Noel Coward
Contract Dates: March 6th- 12th, 2023
Performance Dates: March 11th & 12th, 2023
Casting: 1m, 1f
Based on Barry Day’s book, Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward is the dramatic staging of the letters and correspondence of the playwright, director, actor, composer, and singer. Coward’s letters span several decades and give you insight to some of his closest relationships with everyone from George Bernard Shaw to Edna Ferber, from the Queen Mother to his own mother, and of course, his constant collaborator, Gertrude Lawrence. A loving portrait of one of the theatre’s most influential minds.
Leonard Bernstein’s New York
Contract Dates: April 17th – 23rd, 2023
Performances: April 22nd & 23rd 2023
Casting: 1m, 1f
This charming two-hander explores Bernstein’s relationship with NYC, his famous New York friends (Sondheim, Comden & Green, Robbins and Copland), and the way that New York City informed Bernstein’s music, life and relationships. On a parallel pathway, the show presents a boy-meets-girl story depicting the developing relationship between the two performers: one a seasoned New Yorker and the other a wide-eyed newcomer.
Hot ‘n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration
Contract Dates: May 8th – 14th, 2023
Performance Dates: May 13th & 14th, 2023
Casting: 3m, 3f
The spotlight is on the timelessness of Cole Porter classics, presented here with wonderfully fresh arrangements and a contemporary twist. Over fifty of his songs are woven into an entertainment that feels as much like a book musical as a revue. By turns wry, irreverent, romantic, touching and hilarious, this is a post-modern Cole Porter evening unlike any other.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please submit a video link, no more than 4 minutes in length with the following:
- An introduction- please state name, and location of where you currently live
- 2 contrasting musical theatre songs
- 1 monologue
- A 30 second dance combination
Opera NUOVA is committed to representing a wide variety of perspectives and ideas while advancing our mission to provide opera and music theatre opportunities to emerging Canadian talent of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders. Opera NUOVA’s culture of diversity, inclusion and equity makes us a stronger and more successful organization, which in turn enriches the experience for our participants, patrons and audiences.
Opera NUOVA subscribes to and follows the policies and statements promoted by the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. We offer and cultivate safe spaces for work, performance and appreciation for the varied and unique individuals who make up our casts, accompanists, crews, instructors, directors and audiences. We welcome submissions from artists with a wide range of backgrounds including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, class or physical ability. If there are any barriers preventing you from submitting, please let us know, and we will work with you to mitigate these barriers.