Release Date: December 1, 2006
Media Contact: Stephen King, External Relations
Phone: (306) 585.5632
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Auditions for youth opera production
Voice students age seven and older are invited to audition for Operatunities, the University of Regina Conservatory’s youth opera performance company. Auditions for the company’s second production, Queen for a Day, will take place Thurs., Dec. 7 and Sat., Dec. 9. Audition requirements include singing O Canada, one verse of a short piece of the singer’s choice (no pop music) and some pitch matching. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. and the performance date is May 25, 2007. Contact Michelle Nye at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at 585-5849 for an audition time or for more information.

Queen for a Day takes place in the ancient Balkan city of Volcania. Newly ascended and completely crazy King Vlassic has announced that he will take a new bride every day and have her executed the following morning. The Grand Vizier’s daughter, Scheherazade, develops a courageous plan to use her unparalleled talents as a storyteller to save the women of Volcania, and perhaps to change the very nature of her problematic society. Operatunities’ artistic director for this year is Edward Willett.