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Auditions for La Traviata


4th June 2022 by

We will be performing La Traviata in Feb 2023, at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre in central Bristol and are pleased to announce auditions for lead roles will take place on 9th July 2022 at St Andrews Methodist Church, Filton, BS34 7PS, between 11am and 1pm. The audition pieces should be sung in English; scores with the translation used in the performances are available from Arne Kovac (a.kovac@bristol.ac.uk).

Audition pieces are as follows:

RoleVoice typeAudition Pieces
Violetta Valéry, a courtesansoprano“Sempre libera” (act 1): recitative (“Follie!”) followed by the second half of the aria (“Sempre libera”) And “Addio del passato” (act 3): from the begin of the recitative “Attendo, attendo” to the middle of the aria (first occurance of “fini”).
Alfredo Germont, a young bourgeoistenor“De miei bollenti spiriti” (act 2): recitative and first half of aria until Allegro followed by first half of cabaletta.
Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s fatherbaritone“Di Provenza il mar” (act 2), from Andanta Piuttosto Mosso to just before Allegro
Flora Bervoix, Violetta’s friendmezzo-sopranoAct 2, “Fate il galante ancora” to “badiamo all’avvenir”
Annina, Violetta’s maidsopranoRecitative begin Act 2 (“Da Parigi”, to “Mille luigi”)
Gastone de Letorières, Alfredo’s friendtenorsing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale also “Oh quanto peni!” in the Largo
Barone Douphol, Violetta’s ex loverbaritonesing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale also end of Act 2 (from “che tanto”)
Marchese d’Obignybasssing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale also end of Act 2 (from “rasciuga”)
Dottore Grenvilbasssing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale also Act 3, Recitative “Si! Come visentite” to “La tisi non le accorda che poche ore”
Giuseppe, Violetta’s servanttenorsing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale also “Oh quanto peni!” in the Largo
Flora’s servantbasssing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale as Gastone, but using lower bass line
Commissionerbasssing Act 2, “Oh, infamia orribile” (Velocissimo to just before Largo) from the Act Two Finale as Gastone, but using lower bass line

To book your audition slot, please contact secretary@bristolopera.co.uk. Please note there is an audition fee of £10, payable in advance on the day for non members.

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