Production: Lo Speziale by Joseph Haydn
Organization: Bay Area Opera Collaborative as part of the Dragon Theatre 2nd Stages Series

Audition Dates: December 14th from 4:15­7pm and December 16th from 7:30­10pm Audition Location: 430 Martin Ave, Santa Clara (Lyric Theater Rehearsal Warehouse)


To sign up for an audition, click here:­lospeziale

Rehearsal/Performance dates in 2015: 

Music Rehearsals to start mid May 2015. Rehearsal period for staging is between June 1st and July 8th. Performance dates are July 9 ­12, 16­19, & 23­26. Performances will be split between two casts.

Bay Area Opera Collaborative announces auditions for a second cast of Haydn’s Lo Speziale. All roles are open and performances will be split between two casts. This is a story of a love triangle between an apothecary, his apprentice, his ward, and their meddling local lawyer trying to weasel his way into their business. The opera will be told in a modern setting and stylized after the AMC TV show Breaking Bad. The opera will be fully staged, and sung in the original Italian. Singers will be asked to participate in fundraising and advertising for the production. There will be a stipend for singers, the final amount is dependent on the success of additional fundraising.


Sempronio– tenor, a meth cook
Grilletta– soprano, Sempronio’s ward, in love with Mengone
Mengone – tenor, Sempronio’s apprentice
Volpino– high mezzo soprano, Sempronio’s sleazy lawyer, has an eye for Grilletta. This role may also be sung by a soprano. (Vocal role is similar to the style of Mozart’s Cherubino)


For the audition: Please prepare one aria in the style of Haydn or Mozart. The prepared aria should ideally be sung in Italian, and feature the singer’s acting ability. An accompanist will be provided. There is an audition fee of $8.00 to cover the cost of the accompanist. Music must be memorized. Bring a copy of your music for the accompanist, headshot, resume, and a list of conflicts. If possible, please email your selections and pdf of your music to If you are unable to make the auditions, feel free to submit a video to the previously mentioned address. However, live auditions will receive preference. Singers must be available for all performance dates.

About the Company: Bay Area Opera Collaborative is a company powered by its artists, dedicated to creating exceptional performance and theater management opportunities with the goal of developing a passion for classical vocal music in the modern audience. Our goal is to reach a wider audience and include first­time opera goers. BayOp’s inaugural production of Joseph Haydn’s Lo Speziale has been awarded Dragon Theatre’s Second Stages grant. Performances will be at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City, CA.

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Due to a recent change in programming the Dragon 2015 season will now open with a 2nd Stages Production of The Libations Bearers. Due to the quick turnaround time to get into rehearsal we're holding auditions for the following 4 roles this week: 

Written by Aeschylus, produced and directed by Tunuviel Luv

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7 - 9:30p. 
Please contact: for an appointment

Roles available: 


ElectraF, teens to mid-twenties, small and feisty. Left to rot in the broken and dysfunctional mess after her father's murder and her brother's exile. Breakdance or pop and lock skills a plus. 



ChorusM or F teens to 50's. Chorus members rule this universe and guide Orestes and Electra's actions. They will each have a nod to being an embodiment of an element of hip hop and will be individually named accordingly. Chorus members also play all other roles aside from Orestes and Electra. Must have strong physical acting skills. Breakdance, rapping, beatboxing skills a plus. We are looking for THREE members of the Chorus. 

Other roles have already been cast. 


The audition will consist of sides from the play. Because of the short notice, we apologize that this may result in a cold reading. 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances at Dragon Productions in Redwood City.


Rehearsals begin December 7th, 2014

Performances January 16 – February 1, 2015, Thurs-Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm.

Non-AEA only. Stipend available. for more information.

The auditions are located at Dragon Theatre

2120 Broadway St.

Redwood City, CA 94063


Headshots and résumés can be mailed via US Postal Mail to:

Dragon Productions Theatre Company
ATTN: Auditions
2120 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063



Technical and Creative Staff

We are currently seeking designers and Stage Managers for the 2015 season. We hire Stage Managers, Assistant Stage Managers, Costume Designers, Sound Designers, Lighting Designers, and Properties Designers on a show-by-show basis. Designers should email their resume with work samples (when possible) to Taylor at Stipend available for all positions. 


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