When: Wednesday, May 5th, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage – 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. (All rehearsals & performances will take place outside at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage.)
Bring a physical copy of your headshot and resume. Please be prepared to read the speaking sides and sing a portion of the arias below. Choose which character you feel best suits you, and if you would like to prepare multiple roles, feel free to do so. The monologues are posted below, and cuts of the arias will be posted soon. An accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsal Dates: Sept. 7th-21st – Tues.-Fri. 5:00pm-10pm – Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm
Performance Dates: September 15th, 2021 – October 2rd, 2021 Wed.-Sun.
By Terence McNally
Directed by Michael Baron
Musical Direction by Jan McDaniel
This Tony Award-winning play by American playwright Terrence McNally is presented as a fictional master class by larger-than-life opera singer Maria Callas near the end of her life, in the 1970s. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, Callas retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Featuring excerpts from famous operas sung live by her students, Callas shares with us the rewards and sacrifices taken in the name of art. Master Class will be directed by Lyric’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron.
First Soprano (Sophie): Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-27. Ridiculous and over perky. Very honest. Must be able to cry realistically. Strong Soprano. Must be able to sing Bellini’s Sonnambula aria “Ah non credea mirarti.”
Second Soprano (Sharon): Female-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 18-27 Sensitive. Not afraid to ask questions and speak her mind. Talented and works very hard. Strong Soprano. Must be able to sing Verdi’s “Macbetto,” Lady M’s Letter aria.
Tenor (Tony): Male-identifying, any race or ethnicity, 20-40. Attractive and flirtatious. Confident verging on cocky. Serious about becoming an artist. A good listener. Strong Tenor. Must be able to sing Cavaradossi’s first act aria from Puccini’s “Tosca,” “Dammi I colori.”
Accompanist (Manny): Cast
Stagehand: Any gender, any race or ethnicity. 18+. A dedicated theatre stagehand. Has speaking lines.
“Ah! Non credea mirarti” from La Sonnambula by Bellini
Vieni, t’affretta” from Macbeth by Verdi
“Recondita Armonia” from Tosca by Puccini
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]