2017-08-10 / Arts & Entertainment News

Lend your voice to Opera Naples

Opera Naples holds auditions for its chorus and its student apprentice program on Sunday and Tuesday, Aug. 26 and 28, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave.

Chorus auditions are for adults. No opera experience is necessary. Those auditioning should prepare one vocal song and bring sheet music. Paid positions are available for qualified individuals. The chorus will be involved in the following productions this coming season:

¦ “Madama Butterfly,” Friday, Nov. 3, at Artis—Naples.

¦ “L’elsir d’amore,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the Wang Opera Center.

¦ “Le nozze di Figaro,” Thursday, May 10, at Artis—Naples.

All three productions will be sung in Italian. Rehearsals begin in mid-September and take place Monday evenings and select Saturday afternoons at the Wang Opera Center.

Children and youth between the ages of 7-20 are invited to audition for ON student apprentice program that gives oneon one training encounters and performance opportunities. Participants prepare and perform solos and small ensembles but also sing as a youth chorus for various events including the annual ON gala and CAPA’s Rising Stars concerts. Many of the students participate in ON’s “Sing for Smiles” group that performs at assisted living facilities throughout the area.

Admission to the student apprentice program is determined by audition and interview. Participation is free.

To schedule an audition or for more information, email ON chorus master Robin Frank at rfrank@operanaples.org. Information can also be found at operanaples.org/auditions/. Auditions at later dates are available by appointment. ¦

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