Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Atelier S: Auditions for Werther

Last week I blogged about Opera Lyra in Ottawa shutting down productions for the remainder of this season and while it was unfortunate, so many other programs have popped up during this time of cutbacks. One such program that has been slowly building momentum is Atelier S.  

Check out their upcoming program to present Massenet's Werther straight from their website:

Opera Workshop 2012: Massenet's WERTHER

MARCH 12 - MAY 13, 2012

Toronto, Canada


           STUART GRAHAM
         CLAUDE WEBSTER (Head Coach Atelier Lyrique de L'Opéra de Montréal)
Commemorating the centennial of the passing of Jules Massenet, Atelier S is pleased to announce WERTHER as its next opera workshop production.  Massenet's rich and colourful score is some of the richest romantic music of the French vocal repertoire offering an incredible lyric vehicle for all the singers involved.
I am very pleased to announce, joining me on faculty, the involvement of internationally renowned operalogue and Stage Director, JEANNETTE ASTER and, internationally sought resource on the French repertoire and Head Coach of Atelier Lyrique de L'Opéra de Montréal, pianist CLAUDE WEBSTER.  These two wonderful artists will be offering masterclasses and seminars to the participants.
Dec. 1-16, 2011
Live auditions will be heard in Toronto, Canada
For out of town and international applicants wishing to audition via demo recording (CD or DVD), all materials must be received by Dec. 15, 2011.
 To apply, please send (either by email or regular post): resumé, bio, photo (publicity headshot) along with two letters of reference/recommendation from noted professionals in the field (teachers, coaches, conductors, directors) to:
Atelier S 
40 Alexander St., Suite 1510, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B5
OR  email to:
 Audition Requirements:
  • 3 contrasting arias (at least one from Massenet's Werther)
  • dramatic monologue (spoken) from the libretto
  • PIANISTS auditioning for the program will be asked to accompany a singer's audition, as well as play "La Nuit de Noël" from Act IV (Heugel Edition)
Please contact us at:
416.927.9105 or email us for full program details.

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