Press Release: Viva’s Holiday now sponsored by Opera Theater Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, OR OCTOBER 26, 2015 VIVA’S HOLIDAY OPERA PREMIERE: NOW SPONSORED BY OPERA THEATER OREGON Independent opera non-profit partners with composer-produced “Magic Gardens” opera project Viva’s Holiday, the most exciting opera premiere of the season, is a one-act opera that relates a story of a Portland stripper going home to visit her

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Stage Positions Available

We are just over two months away from the world premiere of Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act, at the Star Theater in Portland. Rehearsals are beginning and excitement is building! The production is seeking people to support staging and house operations during the show, which will run Dec. 2, 3, and 4, 2015.

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Congratulations to our world premiere cast!

After four different audition dates and dozens of wonderful singers participating we’re thrilled to announce that the stage cast has been selected for the world premiere of Viva’s Holiday: Helen Funston, soprano, as Viva Bobby Jackson, bass-baritone, as Dad Sadie Gregg, mezzo-soprano, as Mom Matt Storm, tenor, as Brother This is a fantastic cast to

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Cast Auditions for Viva’s Holiday

UPDATE: our two scheduled audition days are now fully booked! Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest. If you are a singer who did not get a chance to audition this time we’d love to stay in touch for future productions – give us a “Like” on the Cult of Orpheus Facebook page to stay

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Final revisions to Viva’s Holiday underway!

On Sunday Nov. 23 some fantastic singers brought the new opera Viva’s Holiday to life for the first time. It was terrific! Such a pleasure and a thrill to hear each scene unfold, the parts sung sometimes with humor and sometimes with sentiment, and along the way discover those passages that still need minor revision

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Call for Singers

I’m looking to hire four singers for private workshop sing-through of the new one-act opera Viva’s Holiday. Scheduling is flexible; this will be occasional work, typically in 1-to-2-hour sessions. A little preparation is expected but no memorization. (This project may also include opportunities for demo recording and private unstaged performance after final revisions to the

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