Photo: Ópera de Tenerife.
Updated 15 January: Ópera de Tenerife has again issued a casting call, this time to find six muscular male singers for its new production of Bellini’s Norma. The performances will be on 14, 16 and 18 March in the Auditorio Adán Martín, and auditions will be held on Monday, 20 February, from 4pm. Anyone interested who has an athletic build, (the Ópera says “preferably muscular”), and who are between around 1.8 and 1.85m tall, should send an email before midday on Friday, 17 February, to email@example.com.
Original post 15 September 2016: If you’ve ever seriously fancied yourself as an opera singer, now’s your chance because Ópera de Tenerife has issued a call to find new singers for its chorus. The company, an joint initiative of the Tenerife Cabildo and Canarian Government, will be holding auditions this coming Tuesday, 20 September, from 7pm in the Sala de Cámara of the Santa Cruz auditorim. Participants will be required to sing a lassical Italian aria of their own choice.
Those attending need to enter via the reception situated in the parking underneath the auditorium. They should be over 18, and before midday on Monday they should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating their full name, date of birth, phone number, a résumé of their musical experience, and a digital copy of the score of the aria they will be auditioning.
Ópera de Tenerife’s new season will start next month, and the programme will include Donizett’s Don Pasquale, Bizet’s Carmen, Bellini’s Norma, and Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman (Los cuentos de Hoffmann). Further performances will include a symphonic choral concert and a homage to Maria Callas.