Friday, May 31, 2013


We just heard some really fine general and chorus auditions here at the Florentine Opera - perhaps the best overall group of chorus auditions I've heard in my time here.
I always try to be aware of things that are worth bringing up in a general sense about auditions that might be helpful to point out here.

The winner this time around is - Hair.
Whatever your preferred style in everyday life, please keep in mind when you are auditioning, we want to see your whole face.  In addition to your voice, how you are expressive facially can play a big part in whether or not you are cast..

If one of your eyes is covered, or if both are partially covered, you have taken away one of your potential selling points!!

Before you do your next audition, make sure you have maximized everything that will help you be successful...including how you wear your hair!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Stay connected

I am writing this because I am trying to make sure that I follow up with phone calls to singers that I have asked to stay in touch with me, or who have asked for feedback from auditions.  It is taking me some time to get back to them, and I will!

My point really is that if a GD has asked you to stay in touch, and you don't hear back within what is a reasonable time, I think there is nothing wrong with dropping an e-mails and saying "I am just following up about staying in touch"......etc.

This is in no way obtrusive, and will be a great way for the GD in question to remind him/herself about the corespondence.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nothing could be more about auditions than this....

Here at the Florentine Opera, we have been blessed with a fantastic group of Studio Artists this year, and I wanted to take a moment to thank them for their fantastic work with us this year:

Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Kristen DiNinno, mezzo
Kevin Newell, tenor
Carl Frank, baritone

Thanks for all of your great performances!!