New Moon Opera Company is excited to hear your audition for the 2019-20 performance season! Founded in 2014, the goal of New Moon is to present opera in a fun and accessible way, featuring artists local to Chicagoland area.
The 2019-20 season will feature L'enfant et les sortilèges in March, a workshop of a new opera by Elizabeth Rudolph (Imogen) in November, and a few events at the homes of some of our donors in the fall. NMO artists are paid a small stipend for company performances. However, at this time New Moon does not cover travel or housing costs; interested artists must plan accordingly.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 18th at Musical Chairs Studio, 2124 W. Lawrence Avenue (above Borelli's Pizza) in Chicago. Unfortunately no warm up space will be available.
What to bring: 3 copies of your resume and a clean copy of each of your audition pieces in a binder. No need to bring your headshot.
Repertoire Requirements: 2-3 pieces: an aria or art song in French (for L'enfant et les sortilèges), a 20th or 21st century aria or art song in English (for Imogen), and/or a "party" song or aria.
Eric Douglas Carlson will be your collaborative pianist for this audition. The audition panel will also include Jennifer Cox, Mallory Harding, Aaron Hunt, Myron Silberstein, Stuart Thompson, and Elizabeth Rudolph.
More about our upcoming season plans
Events at Donors' Homes:
NMO musicians will perform solos, duets, and ensembles from various operas, musicals, and other music at the homes of some of our donors Singers who can sing a variety of styles of music, who can engage the audience up close and personal, and who are friendly and can chat with our donors between sets are perfect for this performance.
NMO musicians will workshop and perform at an invited rehearsal a new opera by local composer Elizabeth Rudolph. The opera is based on Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Music direction by Myron Silberstein, acting direction by Aaron Hunt. Click here for role breakdown and information.
L'enfant et les sortilèges full production:
NMO musicians will perform Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges with piano accompaniment. The opera will be stage directed by Jennifer Cox. Click here for role breakdown and information.