Theater: Musicals

Production: 'The Canticle of the Black Madonna' (See all 6 roles)

The Black Madonna (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting singers for opera-oratorio, "The Canticle of the Black Madonna." Project description: "Set in Louisiana in 2010, this potent story chronicles the journey of an American s...more

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Male, ages 40-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

The Black Madonna: (Lead) African Americans strongly encouraged to audition for this role, contralto, generally sits low in the contralto tessitura (between G3 and G4) with Eb3 as the lowest note, part draws heavily on conventions of Baroque aria, including long, challenging melismas, must have a commanding presence of loving authority, strong background in both dramatic opera and classical oratorio, may be asked to sing a classical (opera seria/da capo) aria in addition to the contemporary repertoire.