Saul Principal Auditions

November 2020: Saul by Handel


Performance venue: Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow, HP27 9PD
Performance date: Saturday 14th November 2020 – 7.30pm
Musical Director: Kelvin Lim
Auditions: 3-9pm, Monday 20th July 2020, Holy Trinity Church, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP21 7QX


This will be a concert performance with orchestra (Novello edition).


Principal roles
There will be an expense allowance of £100 each for the roles of Saul, David and Michal. As a concert presentation, principals cast are not required to be off-book in performance. However they are expected to know their parts thoroughly ahead of coaching sessions in October with the Musical Director, to be arranged at mutual convenience.
Please note we are open to whether the role of David is sung by counter tenor or contralto. Jonathan has already been cast. Smaller principal roles will be sung by members of the group.


Auditions
We are holding general auditions for the roles of Saul, David and Michal and these are open to all.  To register your interest, please send your biography and the role in which you’re interested to aylesburyopera@gmail.com by 30th June. We will aim to contact you by 7th July to confirm audition slots. We will provide an accompanist, however you are welcome to bring your own.


Audition repertoire
Saul (bass) – A serpent, in my bosom warm’d
David (contralto/counter tenor) – Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless
Michal (soprano) – Fell rage and black despair

Tickets £15 (including refreshments) available on 07725 868092.

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