Martina Arroyo Foundation

Martina Arroyo Foundation 2017 Prelude to Performance Application

This application closed on Friday February 10, 2017.


The Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance young artist program will be held in New York City from May 28 to July 10, 2017. Prelude is Tuition-Free and is now offering stipends from $2500 - $500. The operas for this summer are Bizet's, Carmen and Puccini's, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, fully staged/costumed with orchestra at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. For those who are paying by credit card, please use YAP Tracker. For program information go to http://www.martinaarroyofdn.org/preludetoperformance.html  Please note: No casting decisions are made until after the last day of auditions. There will be NO date/time changes allowed after the deadline of a particular set of auditions!!!

Please contact Mark Rucker at markruk@yahoo.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Please tell us what role you are interested in studying and performing from either Carmen or Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi (Up to 4 applicable roles).
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Audition Date

Maximum number of selections permitted: 2

Artistic Affiliates

References and Letters of Recommendation

If you choose to email, please email directly to markruk@yahoo.com. Make very clear who the recommendation is for.

Number required: 2. Allowed method(s): Mail, Scanned/Uploaded Letter, Email.

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Resume and Biography

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Performance Experience

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Audition Repertoire

CARMEN - Schirmer edition
Carmen
1) SÉGUEDILLE (with recitative): Schirmer pp 93 - 105, including the exchanges with Don José ! NOTE: Do NOT use the version found in the Schirmer aria anthology!
2) GYPSY SONG ("Les tringles des sistres tintaient") - Schirmer pp115 - 123
3) CARD ARIA (from "Voyons, que j'essaie à mon tour") - Schirmer pp 271 - 278
4) FINAL SCENE - pp. 373 - end (omitting chorus parts)

Don José
1) FLOWER SONG - pp 200 - 203
2) FINAL SCENE - beginning p. 374 - end ("Je ne menace pas...")

Escamillo
1) TORÉADOR SONG - pp. 134 - 150 (including p. 149!) NOTE: Do NOT use the version found in the Schirmer aria anthology!

Micaëla
1) JE DIS... pp.299 - 306 (including recitative following the aria) For the other characters, applicant should sing something similar to the style of the role or "type" of character

SUOR ANGELICA - Ricordi edition
Angelica
1) SENZA MAMMA
2) FROM REHEARSAL # 75 to end of opera (omitting chorus part)

Principessa
1) FROM REHEARSAL # 50 to 52

Genovieffa
1) FROM REHEARSAL # 9 ("O sorelle, sorelle...") or another aria that has similar characteristics

La Suora Zelatrice
FROM REHEARSAL # 3 TO REHEARSAL # 8 ...") or an aria that has authoritative characteristics

GIANNI SCHICCHI - Ricordi edition
Schicchi
ARIA - pp. 89 - 96 (beginning "Era eguale la voce")

Lauretta
1) O MIO BABBINO CARO (p.71)
2) DUET - pp 176 - 178

Rinuccio
1) AVETE TORTO - pp 49 - 55
2) DUET - pp 176 - 178

For the other characters, applicant should sing something similar to the style of the role or "type" of character, preferably something comic.
Number of selections required: 4.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4

Audition by Recording

We do accept audio/video auditions in cases where there is either scheduling problems or financial hardship. Please submit good quality video/audio URL( You Tube). MP3 files are also permitted. Do not alter the sound on either the audio or video!

Only required if applicant cannot audition in person While videos are preferred, you can submit an audio mp3. Quality of the submission will be considered. Please note, these excerpts should not be altered for sound! Please note: Please submit any video urls on Youtube as "unlisted" and not "private". Maximum number of selections permitted: 3

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Payment Details

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.