Auditions

DELAWARE VALLEY OPERA 2020 NEW YORK CITY AUDITIONS

The Delaware Valley Opera will be holding auditions for its 34th season productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” and Verdi’s “Rigoletto” to be performed at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY during July and August.

Principal auditions for both operas will take place in NYC on Saturday, 14 March at Shetler Studios (244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse 1) from 12 noon—5 pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact DVO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Auditions” in the subject line. An accompanist will be provided, but artists may feel free to bring their own if desired. Please see role breakdown for each opera below.

DELAWARE VALLEY OPERA LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR 2020 SEASON

The Delaware Valley Opera will be holding auditions for its 34th season productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” and Verdi’s “Rigoletto” to be performed at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY during July and August.

Local auditions for both operas will take place on Sunday, 15 March from 2 pm – 4 pm in Krause Hall, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Please enter building from rear entrance, which will be marked. Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact DVO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Auditions” in the subject line. An accompanist will be provided, but artists may feel free to bring their own if desired. Please see role breakdown for each opera below.

Ensemble rehearsals for The Pirates of Penzance will begin 15 June with evening rehearsals twice a week or so, leading up to production week July 5—10 involving evening rehearsals every evening. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

Those not able to attend the local audition on 15 March should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be considered or arrange an alternate date to audition.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Performance dates: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and July 25, 26 at the Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, NY
Director: Nicholas Wuehrmann
Musical Director/Conductor: Matthew Rupcich

Character Descriptions

Major-General Stanley - Comic Baritone - Middle-aged and beyond. Comic abilities, British accent, moves well. CAST

The Pirate King - Baritone - Age open. Dynamic presence, excellent comic timing, British accent, moves well.

Samuel - Baritone - Age open. Lieutenant to the Pirate King, great energy, proper British accent (or Cockney).

Frederic - Lyric Tenor - Appears 21. The Pirate Apprentice - Innocent, earnest, great energy, sincere, moves well, proper British accent.

Sergeant of Police - Bass - Age open. Excellent comic abilities, moves very well, Cockney accent.

Mabel - Coloratura Soprano - Appears young. Major-General Stanley’s daughter - leader of the pack, innocent but strong-willed, proper British accent.

Edith - Soprano - Mabel’s sister. Good sense of comedy, energetic, proper British accent.

Kate - Mezzo-Soprano - Mabel’s sister. Good sense of comedy, energetic, proper British accent.

Isabel - Voice type negotiable - Mabel’s sister. Spoken lines and sings with chorus, proper British accent, good sense of comedy.

Ruth - Contralto - Piratical Maid-of-all-Work. Frederic’s nursemaid in Act 1, transitioning to full-on pirate in Act 2. Great comic ability, moves well, accent could be Cockney or proper British.

Pirates, Police and Daughters - A variety of voices and types needed for the ensemble, ability to move a plus.

One aria/song in English appropriate to the style of the operetta. May be asked to read from the libretto.

RIGOLETTO

Performance dates: August 8, 9, 15, 16
Director: Carol Castel
Musical Director/Conductor: Matthew Rupcich
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Some principal rehearsals may be held in NYC prior to arrival in Narrowsburg, NY for rehearsals beginning in middle of July. Local housing will be provided. More detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

Rigoletto: Baritone

Gilda: Coloratura Soprano

Duke of Mantua: Tenor

Sparafucile: Bass

Maddalena: Mezzo Soprano

Giovanna - Gilda’s nurse: Mezzo Soprano

Count Ceprano: Bass

Countess Ceprano: Mezzo Soprano

Matteo Borsa,- a courtier: Tenor

Count Monterone: Baritone

Marullo – a courtier: Baritone

We want you to sing with us!!! Auditions are being held in Sullivan County for the Delaware Valley Opera 2019 Season - “H.M.S. Pinafore” by Gilbert & Sullivan. Singers are needed for lead and secondary roles as well as chorus. An accompanist will be provided or feel free to bring your own.

In Sullivan County:
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 3:15pm to 5:00pm
Where: Krause Recital Hall, DVAA Building, Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY
Fee: There is No Fee for this audition.

For more information and to get a time, contact Ken Parks at:
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Performing artists needed for “The Masque of the Red Death”!! "The Masque of the Red Death” is an original music-drama based on Edgar Allen Poe’s infamous story. The Delaware Valley Opera and the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop are co-producing this original work written and composed by Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz. Performance dates are Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2 at the Rivoli Theatre, S. Fallsburg and Nov. 7,8,9 at the Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg AUDITIONS for vocalists, actors and dancers will be at the Sullivan County Museum 10-3 PM Sat. April 5th 2014. There is no audition fee. For more information and/or to register for an audition please contact: Carol Castel at the DVO (212-721-5290 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Sally Gladden at the SCDW (434-0209 or email at gladsally@gmail) or Gladys Moskowitz (composer and conductor) (845-434-3162 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)