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EP Opera Calls for 2013-2014 Season Auditions

Contact: LYNN PROVENZANO
Phone: 915-581-5534
E-mail: lynn@eppopera.org

Who: El Paso Opera
What: Auditions for 2013-14 Season
Chorus/Comprimario Positions and Young Artist Program providing professional performing opportunities for local and regional talent
When: May 10 and 11, 2013
Where: UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Building

El Paso Opera announces auditions for its Young Artists Program for the 2013-2014 Season. Contracted positions begin September 1, 2013 and continue through April 30, 2014 on a rotating basis. Singers selected for the program will perform comprimario (supporting) and leading roles and cover principal roles in EPO’s gala concert and mainstage productions, as well as perform leading roles in educational outreach productions. The EPO Young Artist Program offers emerging artists professional contracts while providing outstanding opera training through frequent performance opportunities, regular coachings with company staff including General and Artistic Director Grabarkewitz and Musical Director Karl Shymanovitz, and master classes/coachings with guest artists.

In addition, El Paso Opera is holding regional auditions for professional chorus positions, comprimario (supporting) and principal roles for its 2013-2014 season, which EPO’s Opera for All gala, September 5-7, 2013, and La bohème, March/April 2014.

Auditions for all of these exciting performing arts opportunities will be held May 10 and 11, 2013 at the Fox Fine Arts Building on the University of Texas at El Paso campus. Interested artists are welcome to audition for both the Young Artists Program and mainstage roles; it is possible to be selected for both simultaneously. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a repertoire including one aria or song in Italian and one operetta, zarzuela, or musical theatre piece in English or Spanish. Those wishing to schedule an audition or ask further questions should e-mail auditions@epopera.org.

Since 2009, El Paso Opera has launched a series of highly successful, innovative programs aimed at connecting the public with opera and designed to educate younger generations about the discipline and skills that can be cultivated from participating in the arts. El Paso Opera Young Artists have presented Mozart’s one-act The Impresario and excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro at local schools, giving many El Paso children the chance to experience their first live opera performance.

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For more information regarding the El Paso Opera:  visit www.epopera.org or call 915-581-5534

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