Auditions for Das Wunder der Heliane by Erich Korngold

Consensus Vocalis is a professional vocal ensemble based in Enschede (NL). We have been invited by the Nederlandse Reisopera to provide a substantial chorus for their new production of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane, conducted by Jac van Steen and directed by Jakob Peters-Messer.

The première takes place on Saturday 30th September 2023. There will be ten performances in total, spread over the period 30th September to 11th November 2023. Rehearsals will take place in the period 21st August to 28th September 2023. This music is a step away from our usual repertoire, so we have decided to hold specific auditions for the heavier voices we need to cast this demanding piece.

Auditions 3 & 4 October 2022

Auditions for professional singers with a conservatoire diploma will be held on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October 2022 in Deventer (NL). An accompanist will be provided. If you are unable to present yourself in person at these auditions, then we may be willing to consider your application as a video performance. However we prefer a live audition.

At your audition we ask you to present an opera aria in German, and also the enclosed extract from the third act of Korngold’s opera Das Wunder der Heliane, starting at “Ein Weib wie wir.” Please prepare the voice you would normally sing in the context of a chorus audition, whether it be first or second soprano, first or second tenor etc. If you sing this extract from memory, this will count in your favour.

Members of the audition committee are as follows:

Andrew Wise – chorus master Das Wunder der Heliane

Béni Csillag – artistic director Consensus Vocalis

Francis Faas – general manager Consensus Vocalis

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