“The Sound of Music” will be directed by Cara Consilvio and conducted by Michael Slon (Director of Choral Music, UVA).
Rehearsal period: June 20-July 2, 2022 (First United Methodist Church, 226 E. High St.) Tech week: July 3-6, 2022 (The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St.) Performances: July 7-10, 2022 (The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St.)
Singers who are cast agree to be available for all dates, especially tech week and performances. There will be limited flexibility with the remaining rehearsal dates. A full rehearsal schedule will be made available at the beginning of June.
All chorus members and child performers will be paid an honorarium.
We are currently seeking performers for the listed roles and ages. It is not necessary that the performer be the exact age listed, but should appear as similar to the role as possible.
Liesl von Trapp, age 16. Friedrich von Trapp, age 14. Louisa von Trapp, age 13. Kurt von Trapp, age 11. Brigitta von Trapp, age 10. Marta von Trapp, age 7. Gretl von Trapp, age 5.
There will be a limited number of live callback auditions on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 at First United Methodist Church and over Zoom. These will be by invitation only.
What to sing: One song of your choice. You can sing anything! A professional recording/video is not required. The cameras in smart phones such as iPhones are sufficient for this audition. Your song may be accompanied or a cappella—just sing something that shows us YOU and what you want to communicate by singing your song.
Deadline: The deadline for submitted videos is Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5:00PM EST, and callback notifications will be sent by Feb. 17 at 5:00PM.
1. Download the Children's audition form below and fill it out electronically. Save the file using the applicant's first and last name. Then, upload it to the dropbox link above along with your recording.
2. A video recording of you singing one song of your choice, labeled with your name. 3. A head shot or any photo of you where we can tell it is you (in other words, not a group photo that leaves us guessing!), clearly labeled with your name.
*All child performers in all Charlottesville Opera productions must provide documentation of vaccination for COVID 19, completed a minimum of two weeks prior to the rehearsal period.