Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jeunesses Musicales auditions in tandem with COSI

Deadline for applications postponed to October 21, 2011.
Così fan tutte by Mozart

Sung in Italian, with sets and costumes.

Remuneration policy based on the importance of the role.
ROLES (6 singers)
  • Fiordiligi, Soprano
  • Dorabella, Mezzo-soprano
  • Guglielmo, Baritone
  • Ferrando, Tenor
  • Despina, Light Soprano 
  • Don Alfonso, Bass or Bass-Baritone
To apply, send us a piano solo recording.
If your application is chosen, you will be called in for an audition (see the audition procedures for pianist below).
Montreal: November 7 & 8, 2011
Toronto: November 18, 2011
London: November 19, 2011
* The JMC reserves the right to modify the audition schedule or to cancel auditions in the event that there are an insufficient number of candidates.

Please note that JMC and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) will be holding joint auditions this year. If you would like to audition for COSI in addition to JMC, please click on this link:
  • Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Canada only
  • Candidates must be at the beginning of their professional career
  • Candidates must be opera artists or piano coach
  • Application papers and all required documents must be sent before the deadline
  • Be aged under 35 years old
  • All required documents must be postmarked no later than the deadline date
  • No documents will be returned
  • Only candidates chosen to audition will be contacted
- An aria from Così fan tutte:
For Despina: In uomini, In soldati OR Una donna a quindici anni
For Dorabella: Ah, Scostati ! / Smanie Implacabili
For Fiordiligi: Temerari/come scoglio
For Ferrando: Un aura amorosa
For Guglielmo: Non siate ritrosi OR Donne mie, la fate a tanti
For Don Alfonso: Vorrei dir, e cor non ho
- An operatic aria of choice sung in Italian
(Please note that special attention will be given to candidates’ acting abilities)
Accompanists: Candidates must provide their own accompanist.
- A piano solo piece of your choice, approximately 5 minutes long
- The finale of Act 2 is to be played while singing the vocal parts at the same time (those parts which the pianist considers important to highlight).
The candidates chosen for the workshop and the tour have to be available at all the following dates:
> Casts 1 and 2:
- From August 24 to September 9, 2012 included: opera workshop, production of Così fan tutte
> Cast 1
- From October 20 to December 9, 2012: Fall tour 2012 in Eastern Quebec and in Maritimes
> Cast 2
- From March 19 to May 6, 2013: Spring tour 2013 in Western Quebec and in Ontario.
Singers will be chosen for both casts when all candidates will have confirmed their participation.
*Please note that these dates are planned in advance and may be changed without notice.
Successful candidates will take part in the following:
• A two-week opera workshop under the musical and stage direction of professionals working in the field.
• A tour under the aegis of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada.
Note that a tour means 13 to 20 concerts.
A minimum of nine hours of pre-tour rehearsals and performances paid. On tour, transportation costs and a per diem will be borne by JMC.

Delphine Tremblay Martel, Evening Concerts Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales of Canada
514 845-4108, ext. 231
Toll free: 1-877-377-7951, ext. 231

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