MINNESOTA CONCERT OPERA
Minnesota Concert Opera will be holding Main Stage and Bravo Singers auditions for its 2014-2015 season on Saturday December 7 (10-5pm) and Sunday December 8 (1-6pm) at the MCO Studio at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 701, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please prepare four arias in French, Italian & English. If you would like to sing for our Bravo Singers please also bring a musical theater piece. We will also be considering singers for our MCO/Schmitt Music Recital Series and MCO chorus.
Application fee: $35 made out to Minnesota Concert Opera.
An accompanist will be provided. Contact our auditions coordinator at email@example.com for an appliciation and set up a time.
Tenor Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried/Siegmund/Froh) in rehearsal for The Mini-Ring, which was performed on September 13 and 15, 2013, at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Tricia Pine for MCO)
RAVES FOR MCO'S MINI-RING:
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS:
"THE MINI-RING, WAGNER'S CLASSIC, TRIMMED BY 12 HOURS, STILL SOARS
TOP-NOTCH. . . . The voices [were] invariably strong, the story clear and relatively easy to follow. . . . Gives you a good sense of what the ‘Ring’ is all about and allows you to hear some outstanding voices bring it to life. . . . Jay Hunter Morris’ . . . Siegfried carried us through his eponymous opera with brashness, snark and arrogance.
Speaking of soaring, two women who subbed on short notice were outstanding . . . soprano Lori Phillips recently garnered raves in a Seattle Opera ‘Ring’ when filling in as Brünnhilde, and she proved why here . . . her spine-tingling voice imbued with power and subtlety. And mezzo Sarah Heltzel stole scenes as Fricka, spewing venom as she skewered husband Wotan.”
“QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT . . . The performance was compelling, keeping my attention in a way that the full ‘Ring’ might not have.”
Celebrating Richard Wagner Bicentennial Year 2013
Sponsored by The Richard Wagner Society of the
SEPTEMBER 13 & 15, 2013
THE COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE AND THE PERFORMANCE ARTS
WAGNER'S RING CYCLE, ABRIDGED TO ONE FOUR- HOUR PERFORMANCE BY DAVID SEAMAN
IN CONCERT WITH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
and English Supertitles
THE RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MIDWEST
PO Box 3804
Minneapolis, MN 55403
SCHMITT MUSIC CO.
has been a Minnesota Concert Opera (MCO) sponsor since November, 2011. They provide MCO with a six-foot Boston grand piano and advertisement support for all of our mainstage, Bravo Singers and MCO/Schmitt Music Series productions. We thank Schmitt Music for their support and acknowlege their dedication to bringing quality musical instruments and education to the people of Minnesota.
MINNESOTA CONCERT OPERA'S MINI-RING
"A TRIUMPH FOR ALL CONCERNED!"
Click MINI-RING artists'
photos for bios:
Jonathan Khuner, Conductor
Jay Hunter Morris, Tenor
Grammy Award Winner, 2012
Lori Phillips, Soprano
Richard Paul Fink, Baritone
Grammy Award Winner, 2011
Sarah Heltzel, Mezzo-soprano
Kevin Langan, Bass
Sally Wolf, Soprano
Woglinde, Freia, Sieglinde, Woodbird, Guntrune
Philip Skinner, Bass-baritone
Joseph Hu, Tenor
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