Seeking Singers - Ash Lawn Opera

Ash Lawn Opera is seeking talented singers for the 20-person chorus of this December's production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.  Auditions will be on Saturday, September 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm at 1st Presbyterian Church (500 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902).  To sign up for your individual 10-minute audition time, please click here and be prepared to sing an excerpt of the attached chorus part.  

The principal singers come from excellent theaters across the country (including the Metropolitan Opera), the dancers are local from the Wilson School of Dance, and the orchestra is a combination of local and regional professional musicians, all conducted by Kate Tamarkin, director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia.

Overview of what to expect:

*  The entire opera is less than an hour and the choral part is less than 10 minutes.

* Two ~30-45-minute Rehearsals prior to Tech Week, led by Jeremy Thompson

Sunday, November 22nd at 7pm; and Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm (note change: NO rehearsal on 12/1)

Both rehearsals will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Park Street

Singers are asked to learn their parts prior to the first rehearsal and to have the music mostly memorized by Dec. 1st.

* Tech Week (Tuesday thru Friday, December 8th-11th)

Details are tentative and based on last year's schedule.  If you have any conflicts, we still encourage you to audition.  The schedule is TBD and is subject to change.  A finalized schedule will be sent out in the fall.

We have requested to have Monday night off due to other conflicting rehearsals

Tuesday, December 8th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson School of Dance (with Kate Tamarkin)

Wednesday, December 9th, 7:30-10:00 p.m. at Wilson School of Dance

Thursday, December 10th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater

Friday, December 11th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. - Piano Tech at the Paramount

7:00-10:00 p.m. - Final Dress at the Paramount

Costume fitting appointments TBD

Two Performances (2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at the Paramount Theater

Interested singers can contact Jeremy Thompson at or 434-296-7131 if you have additional questions or are unable to audition on Saturday, September 12th.