Minnesota Concert Opera will be holding Main Stage, Student Outreach, MCO Event Singers and Chorus auditions for its 2015-2016 season on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, 2015, 10am-5pm
LOCATION: The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 701, Minneapolis, MN
PREPARE: For Mainstage audition prepare four arias; two in French, one in Italian & one in English. If you would like to sing for our Student Outreach program or Event Singers or considered for Mainstage Chorus please prepare two arias or artsong pieces and one musical theater or pop piece.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule audition time. Please send head shot & resume with request and application will be sent back with time of audition.
PRODUCTION: LAKME by Leo Delibes DATE: March 11 and 13, 2016
Goodale Theater, The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Application fee: $35 made out to Minnesota Concert Opera.
An accompanist will be provided.
JAY HUNTER MORRIS
In MCO'S MINI-RING (2013)
Photo: Tricia Pine
RAVES FOR MCO'S 2013 MINI-RING:
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