SEEKING BOY – SOPRANO/TREBLE FOR ROLE OF “MILES”
Performer to Appear in the Haunting Benjamin Britten Opera
The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House
Auditions in NYC: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Auditions to take place at The National Opera America Center, New York, NY
DALLAS, May 11, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is holding auditions for the role of “Miles” in the acclaimed Glyndebourne production of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw opening on March 17, 2017. It is a rare opportunity to perform on stage with world-class artists Emma Bell, William Burden and Dolora Zajick, as well as Principal Guest Conductor Nicole Paiement.
The Turn of the Screw is a dark and gripping tale based on the novella by Henry James. “Miles” is approximately 10-years old and characterized as small, smart and savvy for his age, well-mannered yet possessing a wicked streak.
Rehearsals begin in Dallas, Texas on February 20, 2017 culminating in four performances on March 17, 19 (matinee), 22, and 25, 2017 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Though no union affiliation is required, the performer will be offered an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Contract and compensated accordingly.
The audition will take place at The National Opera America Center (The Rehearsal Hall) located at 330 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Local auditions will be coordinated on a per-case basis. (Local boy sopranos are encouraged to submit their materials and specifically request an audition time in Dallas).
- Perform an excerpt from The Turn of the Screw, which will be provided upon audition confirmation
- An additional prepared song that demonstrates range and ability may be offered.
- Copy of headshot and resume (including height, weight, and age).
To schedule an audition, send a resume and headshot to Ahne Schield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition times will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reference “Miles Auditions” in the subject field.
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is conveniently located in the heart of the Arts District at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: Texas Instruments Foundation, TACA, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera. Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera. Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News. A special thanks to the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for its continuing support.