Taconic Opera Invites Choral Singers for Bellini's Norma

July 6th, 2013 -

For choral singers who are interested in a new, unique and exciting experience, Taconic Opera invites you to participate in the company’s fall production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, to be performed on Oct. 17, 20 and 26, 2013.  This opera was written at the peak of Bellini’s career, is a classic example of bel canto singing, and the lead role has been coveted by the great superstars of opera.  Norma contains just the right amount of choral sections to make it appealing to choristers without making it a burden to learn, especially important for singers who have little or no opera experience.  An added plus is that the chorus in Norma (Druids) performs some of the most exciting music in opera literature.  Imagine the fun of singing world class music in Italian in the company of experienced and highly talented professional lead singers, and throwing in a bit of staging and acting as well.  If you’ve known for awhile you’ve wanted to do this, it may be just t!
 he time to take the plunge into a new world.

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, July 6 and will take place at the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, 24 Old Albany Post Road, Croton-On-Hudson, NY on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Experienced choral singers do not require an audition. There are no fees to join the chorus, but members must secure their own music.  By applying early, you may be able to participate in special group prices for the score that are arranged for chorus members.

Applications will be accepted until July 6.  New members may be accepted after July 6 based on their experience and musical abilities.  Singers who have a conflict with the complete rehearsal schedule may likewise be accepted based on experience and ability.  For further information, contact Mary Corda: divamaryc@aol.com or call 914-649-1826.  Visit the website at http://www.taconicopera.org.

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