Auditions for The Tales of Hoffmann (Full production 2020)

You may be interested in auditioning for Opera Integra’s next fully staged production of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.
Music rehearsals begin: 5 September 2019 (TBC)
Production rehearsals begin: 14 November 2019
Sitzprobe in venue: 21st Feb 2020
Techs: 22nd & 24 Feb 2020
Open dress rehearsals: 25 & 26 Feb 2020
Performances: 28 & 29 Feb 2020We are looking to flexibly cast the major roles. For example, we are considering having two Hoffmann’s in each performance and allowing Antonias/Guiliettas the opportunity of singing both roles on separate nights and Crespels/Miracles/Lindorfs/Dappertuttos/Coppelius the opportunity of singing two or more villains (TBC). Please indicate if you are interested in a mixture of roles.

Soloists will be expected to sing in the chorus on their ‘off’ nights

We rehearse on Thursday evenings (6.30-9.30pm) at Coleville School in Notting Hill (W11 2DF).

Our fees are currently £90 per term and that covers our professional staff expenses/venue hire etc – we are not-for-profit and our motives are purely to provide performance opportunities for singers.

Friday 26th July – 6-8pm (you may express an approximate time, but that cannot be guaranteed)
Please email to express interest; venue and time slot details will be sent by return.

We plan to be using the Schirmer translation, but any English translation is fine for the audition.

Please also bring along a second Offenbach aria (in English translation) that you feel shows off the qualities needed for the role(s) you are auditioning for. You may or may not be asked to sing this.

Audition pieces:
 – Aria from Guilietta scene – (Your words carress my soul)
Schirmer p181-183 [O Dieu! De quelle ivresse]

Antonia/Guilietta – Romance (Joy has fled, vanished forever plus)
Schirmer p219- 222 [Elle a fui, la tourterelle]

plus Antonia’s line in the trio from I yield to the power that transports me
Schirmer p289 – 294 [Je cede au transport]
Olympia – The doll’s aria – both versesCrespel/Miracle/Lindorf/Dappertutto/Coppelius – Please choose one of the following ‘villain’ arias:

In the role of the amourous lover
Schirmer p12-16 [Dans le roles d’amoureux langoureux]

Shine and glow, precious stone
Schirmer p172 – 175 [Scintille, diamant]

Here are eyes
Schirmer 86-89 (J’ai des yeux)

Other roles: many roles do not have a suitable aria or piece to extract so please bring along an Offenbach aria in English translation that you feel shows off the qualities needed for the role(s) you are auditioning for.

If you have any questions, please contact me.
Mike Wells
Committee Member
Email to express interest.