Casting Call Details:
Project: “The Phantom of the Opera”
Location: New York, NY
Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company is casting “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Choreo: Gillian Lynne. Seeking Male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos) and to understudy principals in the currently running Broadway production. Seeking future replacements for The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway.
Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos) and to understudy the following:
Christing Daae: 20’s: beautiful young singer. Soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing. A light, floating soprano. She sings briefly to high E;
The Phantom: 30’s – 40’s: high baritone or tenor (with a good low range) from low A flat to high A flat. Needs a dynamic, bravura, “star” performance, both frightening and irresistible;
Raoul, Vicomte De Chagny: Late 20’s – early 30’s: dashing, handsome young aristocrat. High baritone (2 octave range from A flat to A flat);
Firmin & Andre: Late 30’s – 50ish; the managers of the Paris Opera House. Trying to be elegant, they are slightly befuddle and bumbling. Need good instincts for stylish comedy. Good supporting roles. Baritones; one sings to A, one to G;
Carlotta Giudicelli: 30’s – EARLY 40’s; the prima donna of The Paris Opera. A diva in every sense of the word. Coloratura soprano, to high E. Requires opera training;
Madame Giry: Late 30’s – early 50’s; the Opera’s ballet mistress. An ominous, stern, forbidding figure. Mezzo soprano to high B flat;
Ubaldo Piangi: Late 30’s – 50’s; the opera’s leading tenor, Italian style singer, sings to high C. Requires opera training;
Don Attilio/Passarino: (Chorus contract – excellent small specialty role) 30’s – 40’s. Bass or Bass baritone with a solid and legitimate low F. Should be a physically interesting character man with a good sense of comedy;
Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante: (Chorus contract –excellent small specialty role) 30’s – 40’s. Contralto or low mezzo. Physically interesting character woman. Short and round or tall and thin;
Monsieur Reyer: (Chorus contract-excellent small specialty role) 30’s – 40’s. Tenor. Character role. The repetiteur (vocal coach) of the Paris Opera. An agitated, finicky, meticulous fellow. A strict disciplinarian. . always on the verge of hysteria.
Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices. Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F. Prepare a brief song from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music in case asked for a 2nd selection. Accompanist provided.
Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
Contract: Production (League); $1861/wk min.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015
10am – Eq Male Singers
2pm – Eq Female Singers
Pearl Studios NYC
500 Eighth Ave
New York, NY
Project Casting: “The Phantom of the Opera” in New York, NY