Audition for

Berkshire Opera Festival

 

Chorus

Details about auditions for the Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus for BOF's summer 2020 season will be posted here in January.  Please check back later.  For information about auditioning for future seasons, please contact BOF's Artistic Director, Brian Garman, at bgarman@BerkshireOperaFestival.org.

 

Orchestra

BOF and Artistic Director Brian Garman announce auditions for the following paid positions in the Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra:

SECTION VIOLIN (3 positions)

SECTION VIOLA (1 position)

SECTION CELLO (1 position)

All auditionees will also be considered for the substitute list.  BOF will present this season's mainstage production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, along with a gala fifth anniversary concert, in August 2020.

Auditions will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 in New York City.

Specific audition excerpts are listed below.

To apply, please send a one-page resume to BOF's personnel manager, Deane Prouty, at dprouty@BerkshireOperaFestival.org before January 31.  You will be notified of your exact audition time and location no later than February 8.  Please note that an audition is not guaranteed.

Rehearsals for this season begin on August 12, 2020, with performances on August 13, 22, 25, and 28, 2020. There will be a total of 13 services.

VIOLIN AUDITION REPERTOIRE

SOLO REPERTOIRE

MOZART  Concerto No. 5 in A Major:  1st movement (without accompaniment)

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

(Violin I parts from the following, unless otherwise indicated)

GOUNOD  Faust Act 3, #12 "Salut, demeure":  solos mm. 6 - end

PUCCINI  Madama Butterfly Act 1:  beginning - 5th bar of [3]; Act 3:  [10] - [13]

SMETANA  Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride) Overture:  mm. 1 - 58 (VIOLIN II)

R. STRAUSS  Don Juan:  beginning - 13th bar of [C]

VERDI  Don Carlo Act 5, #15 "Tu che le vanità":  3 before [B] - 7th bar of [C]

VERDI  Falstaff Act 1, scene 1:  8th bar of [13] - 1 before [14]

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VIOLA AUDITION REPERTOIRE

SOLO REPERTOIRE

C.P. STAMITZ  Concerto in D Major:  1st movement (without accompaniment)

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

MOZART  Die Zauberföte Overture:  mm. 103 - 178

PUCCINI  Tosca Act 2:  [59] - 1 before [60]

ROSSINI  La Gazza Ladra Overture:  mm. 88 - 119

R. STRAUSS  Don Juan:  beginning - [D] (play top line in divisi)

R. STRAUSS  Der Rosenkavalier Act 1:  beginning - 4th bar of [5] (play top line in divisi)

WAGNER  Tannhäuser Overture (Dresden version):  [E] - [G]

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CELLO AUDITION REPERTOIRE

SOLO REPERTOIRE

HAYDN  Concerto No. 2 in D Major:  1st movement (without accompaniment)

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

BIZET  Carmen Act 1, #8:  14 before [46] - 9th bar of [48]; Act 3, #2:  11 before [46] - [46]

MOZART  Don Giovanni Act 1, #12 "Batti, batti":  m. 61 - end (solo)

PUCCINI  Tosca Act 3:  12 before [10] - [11]

SMETANA  Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride) Overture:  beginning  -  5th bar of [A] (play top line in divisi)

R. STRAUSS  Salome:  6 before [141] - 5 before [149]

VERDI  Messa da Requiem, #3 Offertorio:  mm. 1 - 46

 

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Supernumeraries (Non-Singing Actors/Extras)

For information about how to be a supernumerary in BOF's future seasons, please write to BOF's Director of Production, Jonathon Loy, at jloy@BerkshireOperaFestival.org.