About the production
Rogue Opera’s new production of Don Giovanni will premiere at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in May 2019 and tour to Teddington and Kent (June) and St Albans (October).
The production will be for 8 singers and piano, sung in Italian, with a combination of sung recitative and spoken Italian dialogue. We have a strong focus on movement and acting and all singers apart from Don Giovanni and Leporello will be used as chorus/background characters in various scenes.
The production will be double-cast and each singer will be guaranteed at least 6 shows initially. After the May premiere, Don Giovanni will go into our repertoire of shows for one-off corporate, private and fundraising event bookings for 2019 and beyond.
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Director: Bronwen Stephens-Harding
Music Director: Guy Murgatroyd
Movement Director: Michelle Buckley
Italian coaching will be provided by Matteo Dalle Fratte in two group coaching sessions (www.melofonetica.com)
Fees for the initial run will be a minimum of £100 per performance for a major character role (Don G, Leporello, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Don Ottavio) and £80 per show for the minor character roles (Zerlina, Masetto, Commendatore).
We are actively seeking funding and private sponsorship, so these show fees will be increased if possible and any future one-off corporate, private and fundraising event bookings will be paid in line with the Musicians Union single performance fee rate.
A one-off rehearsal contribution of £100 will be paid and all performance-related travel expenses outside of London will be covered. Unfortunately we cannot pay travel expenses for rehearsals. Meals will be provided at day rehearsals and out of London performances and each singer will receive a free subscription of 9 downloads from www.musiclibrarysource.com.
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of February
Auditions will involve group work on movement, acting and aria segments and ensembles (Maestoso section of the Act I Finale) plus a solo audition. Alternative audition dates may be available if necessary.
8th & 9th March - 2 - 5 pm - Italian Language group coaching with Matteo dalle Fratte
8th - 13th April - Intensive rehearsal week - Music/Choreography/Character work. Rehearsals will be scheduled during the day. Some N/As may be accommodated but you must have good availability during this week.
6th - 10th May - Intensive rehearsal week - Staging. Rehearsals will be scheduled during the day. Some N/As may be accommodated but you must have good availability during this week.
13th - 19th May - Wandsworth Fringe production week (Tech, Dress & Open Dress 13th - 15th)
You must be available for all of dates listed below, either as a performer or cover.
15th & 16th May - Wandsworth Fringe - Schools matinees, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham - 11am call for 1pm show
16th, 17th, 18th & 19th (matinee) - Public shows, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham - 5:30 pm call for 7:30 pm show / 12:30pm call for Matinee
31st May - Tech, Hampton Hill Theatre, Teddington, 1 - 6pm
1st & 2nd June - Hampton Hill Theatre, Teddington, 5:30 pm for 7:45pm show
7th & 9th June - Lingfield Lodge Farm, Kent, Long-interval matinees - possible tech 6th June, or 10 am call on 7th. 2pm shows, estimated 6pm finish.
19th - 24th of November - Tech, 1-2 Schools Matinees a 4 show public run at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans
To apply to audition please send your CV and any relevant audio or video links to Bronwen Stephens-Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org.