Monday August 29, 2016

Opera Auditions

"Die Fledermaus" is getting ready to take wing at the University of Dayton.

Chorus auditions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, for the production of “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), composed by Johann Strauss II. The light-hearted operetta tells of the revenge taken by Dr. Falke on his friend, Gabriel von Eisenstein, for playing a practical joke on him.

Presented by the University theatre program and the department of music, “Die Fledermaus” will be performed in English.

Auditions will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Opera Workshop Class, Fitz Hall 163; and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Fitz Hall 155.

Performers should come dressed to move, and bring a musical selection of their choice — preferably from the classical or golden age of musicals, with English text and sheet music.

Performance dates are Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in Boll Theatre on the University campus.

If cast, chorus members must register for Musical and Opera Workshop, THR 344-01/MUS 390-16, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. These credits don’t count toward a student’s course load, to encourage their participation, said Michelle Hayford, director of the theatre, dance and performance technology program.

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