Auditions

Registration for September auditions is now OPEN.

W11 Opera’s 2017 Production

The Cutlass Crew

Our 37th original commission by the team that brought us Rain Dance in 2010!
Music by Stuart Hancock
Libretto by Donald Sturrock
 
At the Feast of Misrule, the world is turned upside down. Masters dress as servants. Fools become prophets. And Gentlewomen become fierce pirates.
 
Our story, set in 1583, is based on the adventures of Lady Mary Killigrew. Inspired by the spirit of mischief, she forms a Cutlass Crew of her female servants and sets sail to plunder.  But when Lady Mary offends Good Queen Bess, she risks losing treasure, liberty and life.  Will she be pardoned and the natural order be restored? Climb aboard to find out!
 

Auditions for this year’s production will be held on September 4th and 5th at James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, W11.

Auditions are open to all 9 – 18 year olds who enjoy singing. Commitment to the rehearsal schedule is far more important than previous voice training; auditions will be in two sections:
Music – auditionees should prepare a short solo song, to be memorised and sung unaccompanied.
A starting note may be requested.  Please try to act, conveying the character of the song.
Remember to smile, speak and sing loudly, project and enjoy!
Drama – the Movement Director will run informal drama workshops.

Monday 4th  Sept 4.15-4.45pm Years 9-13 Registration for auditionees and parents
  4.45-5.15pm Group warm-up workshop/talk for parents who then leave
  7.30pm Auditionees collected
Tuesday 5th Sept 4.15-4.45pm Years 5-8 Registration for auditionees and parents
  4.45-5.15pm Group warm-up workshop/talk for parents who then leave
  7.30pm Auditionees collected
Thursday 7th Sept 5.00-7.30pm Call backs
    The Music Director may wish to hear some voices again, so please keep free. Please note that not all potential soloists will be recalled

New Parents

All new parents should book an individual 15 minute appointment to meet the organisers on Monday 12th September. Sign-up forms will be emailed to you over the summer holidays.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will take place every Monday throughout the Autumn term from 4.30 – 7.15pm in St James’s Church, W11. After half-term there will also be some additional rehearsals during the week and at weekends. A full schedule of this year’s rehearsal dates is available HERE.

Register HERE

You MUST register by 1 September 2017!