Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera Studio: Pianist/Coach Application (12-13)

This application closed on Friday September 30, 2011.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 30, 2011. To keep in touch with developments, please join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/hgostudio. Thank you for applying to HGO Studio.

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Two recommendations are required from established music professionals (not your piano teacher). Please request these NOW as the deadline for receipt of references is September 30, 2011.

Number required: 2. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Enter specific time requirements and/or third choice dates if applicable

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Education and Training

 Languages - indicate languages you have studied grammatically and the length of your study in years.


Include musical theater or oratorio work, if any*:
Role 1

Role 2

Role 3

Role 4

Role 5

Role 6

Role 7

Role 8

Role 9

Role 10


Pianists should prepare the following for their audition:

BOTH of the following:

• Solo piano piece
• La bohème, beginning of Act IV up to Schaunard's entrance

TWO of the following:

• "Sein wir wieder gut," Composer's Aria from Ariadne auf Naxos
• Charlotte's Letter Aria from Act III of Werther
• "Dich teure Halle" from Wagner's Tannhäuser
• Anne Truelove's aria from Rake's Progress, with recitative before

Plus ONE of the following:

• Le nozze di Figaro Act II Finale, scene 9, from Figaro's entrance "Signori di fuori" up until the Andante after Figaro's "è stravolto m'ho un nervo del piè"
• Don Giovanni Act II excerpt, beginning with the recitative "Di molte faci il lume," including the Sextet, the recitative following "Dunque quello sei tu" and Leporello's aria "Ah, pietà, signori miei"

There will also be sight-reading. Auditionees should be prepared to sing and play all extracts. You may be asked to conduct or be conducted.
Number of selections required: 2.
Number of selections required: 1.


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Please note that the application fee is not refundable in any circumstances. If you believe that your fee should have been waived, please contact HGO at studio@houstongrandopera.org.

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.