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February 1, 2013

Cimarron Opera hosting auditions

NORMAN — Cimarron Opera is hosting auditions for two upcoming productions this weekend.

Auditions will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 555 S. University Blvd., for both the Main Stage production of the Summer Operetta “Ruddigore” and Cimarron’s youth Opera Theatre Camp.

The Main Stage production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore” will be a fully staged opera production, to be performed at the Nancy O’Brian Center on July 12-14.

The Opera Theatre Camp will be June 10-29, with performances June 28 and 29. Camp tuition is $400. Need-based scholarships are available.

Professional vocalists, instructors, students and trained community members are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Those auditioning should prepare two pieces of music that highlight their vocal abilities and should bring accompaniment with them, as an accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning for the Summer Operetta also should provide a headshot and resumé.

Those interested in auditioning for either the Summer Operetta or Opera Theatre Camp should call the Cimarron Opera office at 364-8962.

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