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Auditions: Opera Chorus at Verismo in Englewood, New Jersey

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If you like to sing and want to perform on the stage in a professional production, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera invites you to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired professional vocalists of all ages may audition for the chorus on January 15, 22, and 29, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m. An audition appointment is required and must be made in advance.

During the company’s 25th anniversary season, Vive la France, choristers will perform in the company’s spring production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on Sunday, April 6, 2014, followed by La Bohème on Sunday, October 19 and 26, 2014. Both operas will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey.

Auditions for the chorus will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey. An accompanist will be provided. The building is handicapped accessible and designated handicapped parking is available in the lot.

Altos and male choristers, representing all vocal ranges and ages, are especially needed. Applicants should have a rudimentary working ability to read music and experience singing. An application may be downloaded at http://www.verismopera.org/chorus.html. For information or to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus, call (201) 886-0561.

Under Chorus Director Mara Waldman, vocalists will sing in Italian and explore grand opera through active performances. The operas will be fully staged and performed in costume accompanied by an orchestra under internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director Anthony Morss.