This application closed on Wednesday February 8, 2017.
Book & Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music by Scott Warrender
Director: Mitchell Greco
Music Director: Patrick Harvey
HGOco, the community and education programs arm of Houston Grand Opera, presents Das Barbecü, a light-hearted re-telling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Seeking actor-singers who move well for 4 out of 5 roles. Auditions are by appointment only. This production does not fall under union jurisdiction. Rehearsals will be in the evenings and on weekends. Paid. No housing available.
April 3, 2017 – First Rehearsal
April 23 & 30, 2017 – Performances
Please prepare two 32-bar selections: 1 up-tempo and 1 ballad, at least one of which should be in the country/western genre. An accompanist will be provided. Sides will be provided, and a dance call will follow each session.
Auditions will be held at Houston Grand Opera, 510 Preston St. on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
11a – 1p Session #1 Appointments
1p- 1:30p Session #1 Dance Call
3p – 5p Session #2 Appointments
5p – 5:30p Session #2 Dance Call
ACTOR 1: Female; Soprano, Ingénue; Plays GUTRUNE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, FREIA, Y-VONNE DUVALL, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE, TAMBOURINE GIRL
ACTOR 2: Female; Mezzo; Plays NARRATOR, FRICKA, ERDA, NEEDA TROUTT, BACK UP SINGER, KATSY SNAPP, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE
ACTOR 3: Female; Soprano with a Belt, Ingénue; Plays BRUNNHILDE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, RIVERMAIDEN
ACTOR 4: Male; Baritone; Plays WOTAN, GUNTHER, HAGEN, TEXAS RANGER, GIANT. This role is pre-cast.
ACTOR 5: Male; Tenor with a cowboy twang, some guitar skill preferred; Plays SIEGFRIED, NORN, MILAM LAMAR, ALBERICH, GIANT