Lone Star Lyric announces auditions for 2023 Summer Festival. Submit request & materials by May 3, 2023 to secure an audition time. (*Submit head shot/resume separately in specified formats and fields provided.)
CALL TYPE / SEEKING
Principal & Featured
Singing Actors of all voice types.
All roles open.
DATES & TIME(S)
Saturday May 6, 10a-3pm
Call Backs: Sunday May 7, 3p-5p
Lone Star Lyric
1201 Hyde Park Blvd (@ Yoakum)
Houston, TX 77006
Kelli Estes, Director
Rob Hunt, Music Director
Jim Elliott, Lighting Design
Alicia Chew, Costume Design
Performances at MATCH with chamber orchestra.
Rehearsals June 1-22
Shows - June 23-25
Fri/Sat - 8pm, Sun - 5pm
All roles paid. (fee includes rehearsals, performances and promotional events)
Internship positions available.
- Two contrasting arias, one in English, comic if possible
- Actors will read from sides, provided at the auditions
- In person auditions only, no video submissions accepted
- Accompanist provided
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Please do not apply if you cannot be available for all festival dates. No housing provided.
Founded in 2006, Lone Star Lyric is an independent, non-profit opera and lyric theater presenting organization committed to showcasing Texas-based artists, premiering new chamber works by living American composers and exploring the untapped repertory of lyric composers of the past.
LSL’s Cantata Café serves up an evening where folks from all over the world gather. Take in the sounds of music by J.S. Bach, Lucas Foss, Joseph Fennimore, Carl Orff, Roger Edens and even Anna Russell – all re-imagined and revealed like overheard conversations at a café.
THE FRENCH LESSON
music by Roger Edens, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
BERLITZ: INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH
music by Joseph Fennimore, lyrics from "Berlitz: French for Travelers"
Cast: 2, high mezzo or soprano and tenor or baritone
Story: A private French tutor and his wealthy student take the lessons out for a spin.
INTRODUCTIONS AND GOOD-BYES
music by Lukas Foss, lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti
Cast: 1 baritone and SATB chorus
Story: the maitre d' of the Cantata Café greeting & seating his guests or 2) hosts a party at
the Cantata Café.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA
from The Anna Russell Song Book
music and lyrics by Anna Russell
Cast: 1 singer, female*
Story: Desperate for a new production, Anna, on her cell, pitches the simplicity of writing a new G&S opera.
THE PEASANT CANTATA (Cantate burlesque)
music by J.S. Bach, English lyrics by Henry S. Drinker
Cast: 2, soprano and bass
Story: A local man and his wife, exchange jokes about the humble beginnings of the new mayor’s wife, complain about the tax collector, bemoaning the circumstances of life (taxes, rival villages) but celebrate the fact that the new mayor has supplied beer! In the end, they decide to enjoy it while it lasts.
CARMINA BURANA, “O FORTUNA”
music by Carl Orff, lyrics drawn from medieval poetry
Cast: Full ensemble
Story: Are we doomed to fate?
*role is cast