Calling All Singers! Princess Ida Auditions

VLOG is excited to announce auditions for our fall concert (books in hand) of 

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida!

Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant

The performances are Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th at 8:00 pm.
The venue is the Center at Park West 165 West 86th Street.

Our musical director will be the wonderful Michael Thomas with stage direction from the ever popular Emily Cornelius

The audition for principal parts will be on Tuesday, August 15th and callbacks on Thursday, August 17th at Theater Row Studios located at 411 West 41st from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

If you are interested in being in the ensemble, you do not need to audition. Just send an email to amytietz@aol.com or call her at 914.714.4326.

Those interested in auditioning for a principal role should prepare a song that best shows your range. Gilbert and Sullivan, operetta or classic musical theater would be ideal. Feel free to sing from Princess Ida. Please limit your selection to no more than two minutes. An accompanist will be provided. If you cannot make the audition on the 15th, but you can make the 17th we can see you then.

Everyone who is auditioning should email or call Amy to schedule an appointment. 

Audition forms are available here (the same forms are available in two formats): PDFs Word Docs

The following is a list of principals and the vocal ranges:

Princess Ida (Soprano): D4 to Bb5. Daughter of King Gama. Engaged to Princes Hilarion since birth. Rules a women’s college where men are forbidden.

Lady Psyche (Soprano): C4 to Ab5. Professor of Humanities. Florian’s sister.

Melissa (Mezzo-Soprano): C4 to Eb5 (optional G5). Lady Blanche’s Daughter

Lady Blanche (Contralto): G3 to E5. Professor of Humanities. Mother of Melissa.

Sacharissa (Soprano): G4 to Eb5. Girl Graduate.

Chloe. Girl Graduate. No solo singing.

Ada. Girl Graduate. No solo singing.

Prince Hilarion (Tenor): B2 to Bb4. Son of King Hildebrand. Engaged to Princess Ida since birth.

Cyril (Tenor): C3 to A4. Hilarion’s Friend.

Florian (Baritone): Ab2 to F4. Hilarion’s Friend. Lady Psyche’s brother.

King Gama (Comic Baritone): Bb2 to F4. Father of Princess Ida, Arac, Guron and Scynthius.

King Hildebrand (Baritone): Bb2 to F4. Father of Prince Hilarion.

Arac (Bass-Baritone): F2 to E4. King Gama’s hulking warrior son. Princess Ida’s brother.

Guron (Bass-Baritone): F2 to E4. King Gama’s hulking warrior son. Princess Ida’s brother.

Scynthius (Bass-Baritone): F2 to E4. King Gama’s hulking warrior son. Princess Ida’s brother.

Chorus of Soldiers, Courtiers, Girl Graduates, Daughters of the Plough: extensive choral singing.

THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR VLOGERS OF ALL AGES TO SING TOGETHER AND IF YOU KNOW NON-VLOGERS WHO WOULD ENJOY SINGING WITH US – THE MORE THE MERRIER!

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