Patience auditions

It's almost time --auditions are this weekend, April 1, 2, and 3!

Contact mervin@cimarronopera.org to schedule an audition!

Alongside casting for Patience, we are also looking for potential cast members for our summer scholastic opera tour (which will begin performing onJuly 5th) and for our upcoming salon series! 

Please forward all questions regarding these opportunities to

 mervin@cimarronopera.org.

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Summer Camp Auditions

April 1st – 5:00 to 8:30pm (@ First Presbyterian Church in Norman)

Audition requirement: 1 piece (a minute or less) in English.

 

Summer Production Auditions

April 2nd – 7:00 to 9:30pm (@ First Presbyterian Church in Norman)

April 3rd – 6:00 to 8:30pm (@ Choir Room in Catlett Music Center at OU)

Audition requirement: 1 operetta piece (or equivalent) in English. Sides will be read during the audition.

 

* If you are unable to make those dates, please contact Mervin@cimarronopera.org

 to set up an alternate audition time slot.

 

Camp Dates and performances:

June 2th – June 25th

9-5pm, Mon-Fri

Performances are on June 24th and 25th at 2pm and 7pm

(at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center)

 

Summer Production Rehearsals and Performances:

June 6th – July 7th

6:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri

Performances are on July 8th (8pm), July 9th (2pm and 8pm) and July 10th (2pm)

(at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center)

 

Short Plot Summary:

 

In this witty and light operetta, G&S have fun satirizing the British aesthetic movement of the late nineteenth century and Oscar Wilde in particular. The aesthetic poet Bunthorne and the idyllic poet Grosvenor have fallen for Patience, the village milkmaid, much to the disappointment of the Lovesick Maidens who are in turn in love with the poets. Their fiances, the Dragoon Guards, aren’t very happy about that.

Having been told that true love must be unselfish, Patience rejects her true love Archibald Grosvenor, who is too perfect. She agrees to love the imperfect Bunthorne, who admits to the audience that his aestheticism is really a sham done for the adoration of the ladies. On the defection of their idol, the Lovesick Maidens return to the Dragoon Guards, but the short-lived reunion lasts only until Grosvenor appears. Only Jane remains true to Bunthorne. When the Colonel, the Major, and the Duke attempt to become aesthetic to win back their ladies, things become even more complicated (and funny).

 


Cimarron Opera’s mission is to provide aspiring performing artists and creative technicians a forum for their talents and opportunities to gain valuable training and stage experience, while providing cultural enrichment and education to various audiences across the state and beyond.

 

In the spring of 1975, Thomas Carey and Carol Brice Carey founded the Church Circuit Opera Company, which was renamed Cimarron Circuit Opera Company in 1981. Thomas Carey and Carol Brice Carey were renowned international performers and professors of music at the University of Oklahoma who sought opportunities for aspiring artists to sing on stage.  They also hoped to bring superior operative productions to Oklahoma.  The artistic spirit of the Cimarron Circuit Opera Company’s founders continue to provide inspiration to succeeding artists and directors.


 
 

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