CAST & COMPANY
Singers: all soloists except Arianna also sing ensembles. There are also small roles, and spaces for ensemble-only singers.
The Nuncio (Ambassador) roles are the equivalent in Rinuccini's grand tragedy to the Pastori (Shepherds) in Striggio's libretto for Orfeo. These roles will be cast for soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone in solos and small ensembles.
Continuo: all early-17th-century chordal instruments at A440
Instruments all early-17th-century melody instruments at A440
Design, costumes, lighting, technical etc: if you are skilled and interested in historical theatre, please apply!
ROLES & VOICES
Apollo (Francesco Rasi) Tenor Similar to Apollo and La Musica in Orfeo
Venere Mezzo-soprano Similar to Venere in Ballo delle Ingrate
Amore Soprano Similar to Amore in Ballo delle Ingrate
Teseo Alto* Counter-tenor, similar to Ottone in Poppea
Arianna (La Florinda) Mezzo-soprano See the famous Lamento
Consigliero Tenor/Bar/Sop/Mezzo Like Pastore in Orfeo
Messagiero Tenor/Bar/Sop/Mezzo Like Pastore in Orfeo
Dorilla Soprano Companion of Arianna
Nuntio I & II Tenor/Bar/Sop/Mezzo Like Pastori in Orfeo
Giove Bass Like Plutone in Ballo delle Ingrate
Bacco (Francesco Rasi) Tenor Like Possente Spirto in Orfeo
ENSEMBLES ( formed from soloists + ensemble singers)
Soldati di Teseo
Soldati di Bacco SSA*TB
*Alto = C3 (alto clef) role, suitable for high tenor, alto counter-tenor or female contralto
You can use this form to contact us, if you have any questions.
Please use this next form, below,
to apply to participate,
and then make your payment (below the form)
International Baroque Opera Studio 2017
ARIANNA a la recherche
OPERA OMNIA & the International Baroque Opera Studio present at Moscow State Theatre 'Natalya Sats' a historically staged production of Andrew Lawrence-King's remake of Monteverdi's lost masterpiece, Arianna (1608).
Wednesday 20th - Friday 29th September 2017
Applications to join the International Baroque Studio 2017 production of Arianna are open to young professionals and advanced students (singers, continuo, instruments, design & costumes, technical staff etc)
APPLY NOW using the form below
if you book before August 1st!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
How to apply
Fill out the form below, including your confirmed rehearsal availabilities, and pay the tuition fee of €150 (for the entire production).
Get a 20% discount
on your tuition fee,
if you book before August 1st!
A limited number of scholarships will be available. If you believe you deserve a scholarship, please tell us why!
We can assist international visitors with advice on visas, travel and accommodation, but you must pay your own costs for travel, accommodation and visa fees.
We plan to double-cast major roles, one performance each. Our decision of who sings what when is final.
But please tell us what your dream role would be! And tell us about any additional skills, talent, knowledge or experience you can bring to the project.
If we do not already know you personally, we will ask you to send an mp3 or mp4 of your performing, so that we can cast you suitably.
The more available you are, the easier it is for us to give you a good role.
You must inform us immediately if your availability changes. If you become unavailable for rehearsal, we may move you to a smaller role, or out of the production.
The first evening and next day of rehearsals are a general introduction to the whole opera (music & stage); the last day is final dress rehearsals. In between, we do one Act each day: music in the morning, stage-work in the afternoon, run-thru everything in the evening. Each evening's run-thru also revises the work of previous days.
The provisional daily timetable is
10.00-13.00, 14.30-17.30, 18.00-21.00.
Preparation in Advance
You must learn your ensemble and solo music/text in advance. If you arrive unprepared, we may move you to a smaller role, or out of the production.
We will provide an mp3 of the whole score, as well as free advance study sessions in the weeks before the production.
Payment & refunds
Your application will not be considered until you have declared your rehearsal availability and made payment. There are no refunds whatsoever, unless the production is cancelled by 'force majeure'.