Auditions for VOODOO - all voice types!
Casting call for classically trained African-American singers
Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and the Harlem Chamber Players
Will present two concert performances of VOODOO, a Harlem Renaissance opera
by African-American composer Harry Lawrence Freeman
June 26 and 27, 2015, at the Miller Theatre in Manhattan, with full orchestra
will re-introduce Freeman’s work to a new generation through concert
performances of his 1928 opera Voodoo. Set on a Louisiana plantation
just after the Civil War, the opera centers on a classic love triangle
between three former slaves, one of whom turns to voodoo to entice her
sweetheart and do away with her rival. The opera blends Western
classical music with extended passages of period dance music, including a
“Cake-Walk,” and incorporates re-settings of several African-American
spirituals, such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” We are approaching the
work through the lens of composer Freeman’s Negro Opera Company.
Two Audition Dates by Appointment:
Thursday Jan 22, 9am-12pm
Sunday Jan 25, 2-4pm
Auditions at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 425 W. 144 St., NYC
(A,B,C trains to 145 St., walk west to Convent Avenue, left on Convent to 144 St.)
All singers must appear in person to present two (2) contrasting pieces.
One of the works must be in English from memory; the other may be of the candidate’s choice.
Please email email@example.com for an audition request form
applicants must submit an audition request form, with resume, photo, and video/audio clip (or a link
to a clip) to the email above
Deadline: midnight, Monday, January 12, 2015
All roles pay an honorarium.