Houston Grand Opera (HGOco)

Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) presents Das Barbecü

This application closed on Wednesday February 8, 2017.


Das Barbecü

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

Please contact Emily Wells at ewells@hgo.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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