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Auditions for “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Prizery on Sept. 23

SoVaNow.com / August 23, 2012
The Prizery will produce the famous Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this Christmas with performances Dec. 13, 14, 15 and 16.

The opera was first seen on Dec. 24, 1951, broadcast live from NBC’s Rockefeller Center studio as the debut performance of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

The opera is in English and tells the story of the three kings as they journey to visit the Christ child and the adventure that they have along the way.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. at The Prizery.

Those interested in auditioning should prepare a piece from the opera.

A perusal copy of the music will be available at The Prizery beginning Monday, Aug. 27, at the front desk.

More information regarding the dance audition will be forthcoming

Roles and voice types include:

Amahl: boy soprano

The Mother: soprano or mezzo-soprano

King Kaspar: tenor

King Melchior: baritone

King Balthazar: bass

The Page: bass

Dancing Shepherds: 6

Vocal Ensemble: 8

Please contact Chris Jones at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-572-8339 for more information.

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