Wichita Grand Opera will hold auditions for its new production of Benjamin Britten’s “Noah’s Flood” on Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich in Wichita.
Auditions will be for the singing roles of Noah’s three sons and their wives, ages 12 to 19; the four Gossips, the friends of Mrs. Noah, adult women singers; and a raven and a dove, performed by dancers ages 10 to 14. Some stage experience in singing, acting, and/or dance is recommended.
To sign up for an audition, fill out the “Audition Application for Britten’s Noah’s Flood,” located at http://www.wichitagrandopera.org/auditions and mail in or hand deliver to: Wichita Grand Opera, Century II Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall 2nd Floor, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202.
The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 20.
Singers who are auditioning should be prepared to sing two songs of their choice with piano accompaniment; however, you may only be asked to sing one song.
An accompanist will be provided by WGO, or auditionees may provide their own accompanist, if indicated on their audition form in advance.
Dancers should prepare an approximately two-minute dance routine to demonstrate their abilities in classical dance. Dancers may perform to recorded music if they provide their own recording on CD, but should indicate their musical selection on the audition form.
Performances of “Noah’s Flood” will take place on June 9 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wichita, and on June 11 at the McPherson Opera House in McPherson.