AUDITIONS

Interested in performing with Operativo in its Concerts or Summer Shows? Please see the information below to become part of the Operativo Family!

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Professional Auditions for the 2022-2023 season are open! Applications are below!
Note: Emerging Artists (ages 11-22) Young Artists (ages 8-18)
Everyone else older than 22 will apply as a Guest Artist.

Deadline October 2nd, 2022
This is a change from our previous date of October 8th.
If you need more time, simply send us an email at operativohouston@gmail.com

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Cinderella
by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Note: This show is meant to showcase the Yeakley Studio students in the Emerging/Young Artist programs. Auditions for other Emerging/Young Artists will be opened AFTER students of the studio either accept or decline roles.)

January 6 & 7 | Orchestra or Tracks TBD

All Roles currently open for auditions:

Ella, soprano or high mezzo with belt and headvoice

Topher, tenor or baritone or bari-tenor with belt and classical

Madame, mezzo-soprano

Emerging/Young Artists only: Sebastian, untrained sound or character voice, may be cast female/nonbinary

Marie, mezzo-soprano belter and headvoice

Gabrielle, belter

Charlotte, belter

Jean-Michel, tenor or baritenor or baritone with high extension

Lord Pinkleton, tenor (need a high A)

Emerging/Young Artists only: Giant, mover or someone who can walk on stilts

Emerging/Young Artists only: Fox (Puppet)/Footman, acting role, possibly dance

Emerging/Young Artists only: Raccoon (Puppet)/Coachman, acting role, possibly dance

 

Emerging Artists this year will be the ensemble during the Guest Artist night. Young Artists this year will be the ensemble during the Emerging/Young Artist night. Certain principles with little to do in Guest Artist Cast will also be invited to participate as chorus on their off-nights.

 

Emerging/Young Artists: If you are interested in doing tech to wave $100 off the tuition fee on off-nights, please let me know. We need a stage manager, 2 assistant stage managers (stage left and stage right), light board operator, sound board operator, and Surtitles runner. I will be hiring out for any position left unfilled.

 

Guest Artist Payment for this production is currently $500 for leads, $400 for supporting/featured. Up to 8 sponsored guest artists will be selected.

Emerging/Young Artist Tuition for Emerging and Young Artists will be $350 each person, tuition may be payed in four installments ($87.50 each payment). If the cost is simply too much to handle, please let us know, don't let money be the thing holding you back from applying.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Auditions: October 8th, 2022 @ 6:30pm

this is a change from our previous date which was October 17th.

 

REHEARSALS

Mondays & Saturdays 5:30-9:00pm

Music:

October 22, November 19

Staging:

21 (conflicts with iStage, I will plan accordingly),

December 5, 12

Off-book Date, Finish Staging, Run-thrus:

December 19, 20, 21 Intensive 1:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm

 

TECH

January 2nd (just staff?), 3rd, 4th, and 5th (must attend)

 

SHOWS

January 6th (Emerging & Young Artist Cast) & January 7th (Emerging/Young/Covers Matinee, Guest Artist Evening Performance)

 

BOLD DATES = must attend

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Alcina
by Georg Friedrich Händel

Either March 10-12 | Chamber Orchestra or Piano TBD

Roles currently open for auditions:

Bradamante, mezzo-soprano (lyric with coloratura)

Oberto, soprano and/or Emerging/Young Artist

Oronte, tenor

 

Roles of Alcina, Morgana, Ruggiero, and Melisso are already cast ahead of time. Please note, sometimes singers will drop us for larger gigs, the covers will then take over the lead roles. Covers will get a run, but we all must mutually agree we want to do a cover run in order to make that happen.

Covers:

Alcina, soprano (fuller lyric)

Morgana, soprano (soubrette and/or coloratura)

Oberto, soprano (soprano and/or Emerging/Young Artist)

Ruggiero, counter tenor or mezzo (needs to be able to sing coloratura)

Bradamante, mezzo-soprano (lyric with coloratura)

Oronte, tenor (needs to move vocally)

Melisso, bass-baritone or baritone with low extension

 

Chorus:

Middle through high school chorus available. (ages 11-18) $100 to cover costs, four featured lines.

For those applying as an Emerging or Young Artist, see the link to the wiki page for general information about the show here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Frideric_Handel

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Auditions: Round 1 - October 8, 2022 | Round 2 - December 16th & 17th

(Round 1 date was changed as of Wednesday Sept. 28, 2022)

Rehearsals (Short 3 week process):

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 1-5pm;6-9pm (1-5pm only people who have daytime availability, EX: Alcina and Morgana and covers)

February 21, 22, 24, 25, 28 | March 1, 3, 4, & 6

Tech Rehearsals:

March 7, 8, and 9

Shows:

March 10 & 11

Note: the 11th has a matinee performance at 2pm and an evening at 7pm

2nd Note: Show will be cut down to 1hr and 30min