LE COMTE ORY
By Gioachino Rossini
Music Direction by Edward Jones
Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum
Produced by Sherry Gao
Performances: April 11 - 15, 2018
This spring, Lowell House Opera brings Rossini's comedic masterpiece to life in the historic Agassiz theater. Sung in French with full orchestra.
Saturday, November 4th: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Sunday, November 5th: 2pm-5pm
Tuesday, November 7th: 7pm-10pm
Principal or cover roles: Two contrasting arias, at least one in French and at least one demonstrating coloratura.
Chorus: One aria or art song, preferably in French.
Please bring a printed resume and headshot to your audition.
Contact Producer Sherry Gao, at email@example.com.
Lowell House Opera is committed to diversity in casting. Singers of all backgrounds, ages, and identities are welcome. This is a volunteer position.
About the Opera
When the men of a medieval French court go off to war, the licentious Count Ory and his followers take the opportunity to impregnate the castle by dressing up as nuns: high jinx ensue in this riotous comedy by Rossini. Featuring virtuosic solos, vocal fireworks, and dazzling ensembles, the opera also includes some of Rossini's most colorful orchestral writing. We look forward to presenting this charming and hilarious work April 11-15, 2018 in the beautiful Agassiz Theatre in Radcliffe Yard.
Casting and Vocal Breakdown:
Comte Ory: High Rossini tenor
La Comtesse: Coloratura soprano
Dame Ragonde: mezzo-soprano
Chevalier 1: tenor
Chevalier 2: tenor
Chevalier 3: baritone
Chevalier 4: baritone
Dames de la Comtesse, 2 Coryphées: soprano, mezzo-soprano
Chorus (Townspeople, Knights, Ladies in Waiting): SATB