A Little Night Music

14 March 2016

ALNM 2016 BYO Flyer

from Bedfordshire Youth Opera 

After the great success of our 2015 production of Iolanthe, BYO is very excited to announce plans for the 2016 production of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”.

All we need now is YOU!

Singers (Soloists and Chorus) and an Orchestra

Please APPLY NOW if you’d like to audition for our fantastic Youth Opera course this year (closing date is 31 March 2016). We’re very excited to meet this year’s stars. 

Auditions: will take place in Bedford, Ampthill and Luton on the following dates…

At audition you will be expected to sing one short song of your choice, in English (preferably accompanied – please bring sheet music with you for our accompanist). If possible, a Sondheim song would be very helpful. You may also be asked to read some dialogue. We’re focusing mostly on your performance, as well as your voice.

Please email opera@bedfordshiremusictrust.org.uk to request an audition, stating your preferred date and venue, and we will confirm around 10 days prior to the auditions by email. If it’s impossible for you to attend on either of the dates given, please email to explain, and under exceptional circumstances it may be possible to make alternative arrangements.

Course Dates: 13 August – 3 September 2016 (end of performance run) plus 2 day weekend workshop in July

Performance Dates: 30 August – 3 September 2016

Venue: The Place Theatre, Bedford

Standard: For soprano, alto, tenor or bass singers, age 14-26, with some experience of singing, plus the ability to read music

Cost: the total cost for each student will be pegged for the third year in a row at £250

Funding: Need help funding your Youth Opera course? The Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music are particularly keen to ensure that income is not a barrier to students in further education applying. Please get in touch if finding the necessary funding is an issue and all requests received will be dealt with sympathetically – www.fbym.org.uk