July 26 | Opera On Tap Gets Around

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The program features not only selections about destinations all around the globe, but also showcases artists with to the Pacific Northwest who sing throughout the country and internationally. This show promises to be a musical travelog giving the audience a glimpse of far-flung areas through the music of opera; a destination night sending people’s ears to the edges of the earth through song.
Audiences are encouraged to sip on a frosty beverage or two while enjoying selections from works including Rigoletto, Traviata, Puritani, L’italiana and Pearl Fishers by composers such as Verdi, Bellini, Rossini and Gounod. It’s the ultimate euphonious staycation!
July 26
Paragon Seattle2125 Queen Anne Ave N.
Missed the show? Wanna know what was sung?
Here’s the official set list:
 Soprano Ksenia Popova, Mezzi Julia Benzinger and Melissa Plagemann, Tenor Robert McPherson, Baritones Markus Brück and Weston Hurt
Act 1
“Alabama Song” The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny Kurt Weill (Julia, Melissa, and Ksenia)
“Credo in un Dio crudele” Otello Verdi ( Weston )
“Nina’s Aria” The Seagull Pasatieri (Melissa)
“Un di felice” La Traviata Verdi (Robert & Ksenia)
“Di provenza” La Traviata Verdi (Markus)
“Pres di remparts de Seville” Carmen Bizet (Julia)
“Je crois entendre encore” Les pecheurs de perles Bizet
“Tu nes chanteras plus?” Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach (Markus, Ksenia, and Melissa)

Act 2
“Belle Nuit” Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach  (Julia & Melissa)
“Qui la voce…vien, diletto” I Puritani Bellini (Ksenia)
“Dio, che nell’alma infondere”  Don Carlo Verdi (Robert & Markus)
“Addio Roma” L’incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi  (Julia)
“Avant de quitte” Faust Gounod  (Markus)
“Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” Samson et Dalila  Saint-Saëns (Melissa)
“Bella figlia” Rigoletto Verdi (Robert, Julia, Ksenia, and Weston)
“Nessun Dorma” Turandot Puccini (Robert and tutti)

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Opera On Tap Seattle AUDITIONS


Restrictions – Because of the nature of our venues, singers must be 21+
Audition Dates – Sun., 27th Sep 2015 and Tue., 6th Oct 2015
Theatre Puget Sound Rehearsal Studios
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Deadline – Application must be received by Wed., Sep 30, 2015

Materials Required – Submit via http://goo.gl/dtFKfJ
Complete Repertoire List
1-3 Recordings (audio or video, one required)
When uploading files, please use naming convention:
Filling out application does not guarantee an audition.
Application Form Location
You will be notified of your audition time no later than Sept. 23rd for Sept. 27th auditions, and Oct. 1st for Oct. 6th auditions.
Audition Requirements
– Please bring 3 arias.
– 1 selection MAY be art song.
– Singers are requested to start with an aria, and it is possible that only one selection will be sung.
– Pianist is provided

Opportunity Information
Opera on Tap Seattle casts per monthly show, usually 1 month to 2 weeks out. We like to have a database of singers to reach out to throughout the season. Being on the Opera on Tap Seattle roster does not necessarily mean you will be asked to be on an Opera on Tap show. Each show is cast on an as-needed basis to fit the theme.

Program Information

What’s Opera on Tap?
Opera on Tap is the largest network of operatic performing artists in the country.  We take a local, grassroots and VERY fun approach to community outreach in the name of our art form.

Where do we perform?
Anywhere people will let us…mostly bars.  But not really so much in concert halls and opera houses.

So… why?
We love our communities and want to perform for them.  We want to see our artform that we have committed our lives to crafting continue to exist in the near and far future.  We want to provide more performance opportunities to the thousands of young opera artists throughout the country who have an amazing gift they want to share. We want to foster and develop the artistic entrepreneurial spirit.  We want to find those people out there, that have never heard an opera, never sat inside of a concert hall, are intimidated by the mere mention of opera, think its only for rich white people- and then we want to sing for them and blow their minds.

Opera on Tap only pays a small stipend and therefore singers must be in the Seattle/Tacoma area. No housing or travel is provided.


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June 23 – Set List!

Curious to know what was sung at last night’s Opera on Tap? We’ll here you go!

Act I
Group Opener-  L.O.V.E
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi” La Boheme Puccini, sung by Kim
“Unis des la plus tendre enfance” Iphegenie en Tauride  Gluck, sung by Rob
“Non so piu cosa son” Le nozze di Figaro Mozart, sung by Melissa
“Under Pressure” sung by Marcus
“Comme autrefois” Les pecheurs des perles Bizet, sung by Ksenia
“Ton coeur n’a pas compris le mien” Les pecheurs des perles Bizet, sung by Rob & Ksenia

Act II
“Come ti piace imponi” La clemenza di Tito Mozart, sung by Kim & Melissa
“Love is Where You Find It” The Kissing Bandit Nacio Herb Brown, sung by Ksenia
“Vois sous l’archet frémissant” Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach, sung by Melissa
“Stridono lassu” Pagliacci Leoncavallo, sung by Kim
“Una furtiva lagrima” L’elisir d’amore Donizetti, sung by Rob
“Con te partiro” sung by Marcus
Group Closer- All You Need Is Love

Sopranos: Kim Giordano & Ksenia Popova
Mezzo: Melissa Plagemann
Tenors: Marcus Shelton & Robert McPherson
Host: Megan Chenovick
Pianist: Beth Kirchhoff

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MAY 10 – It’s My Party and I’ll Sing If I Want To!

OOT Seattle Party

Join us in celebrating opera, drinking, mothers, and the birthday of founding Managing Diva. With a specially curated program of favorites and unknown, this is an OOT you won’t want to miss. Co-hosted by world traveling tenor Robert McPherson and soprano Ksenia Popova.
May 10 – 7pm – Paragon Seattle– 2125 Queen Anne Ave N


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Opera on Tap Presents: Borderline

Is it opera? Is it musical theatre? Or, operetta?

Tuesday March 10th, 7pm

Blue Moon Tavern
712 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

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