Sunday, March 09, 2008

Collaborative Pianist Needed for New Opera Project in Italy

Although much is written about the growing infrastructure of English-language contemporary opera, it's important to realize that opera creation is alive and well in opera's birthplace, Italy. This summer in Citta della Pieve, the International Opera Theater will be premiering Romeo e Giulietta, a new opera in Italian by American composer and Juilliard graduate Emily Wong.

For this production the IOT is seeking a collaborative pianist to act as repetiteur and orchestral pianist. The rehearsal process runs from August 1 to 25, with performances August 26-28 in Citta della Pieve's Teatro Avvaloranti and August 30 in Orvieto (to be confirmed). IOT will provide an honorarium of 300 Euros, as well as housing and four group dinners. The pianist will be responsible for travel to and from Italy.

In case you're interested, you can contact Karen Saillant (the director of Romeo e Giulietta) at karen [at] internationaloperatheater dot org.

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