2020 Festival Casting Breakdown

    Secondary, Comprimario, and Ensemble casting may participate in both operas
    Singers in secondary, comprimario and ensemble roles may participate in the “Songs” program
    NB: The 2020 Festival will not include a “Scenes” program

    JUANA
    Music by Carla Lucero
    Libretto (in Spanish) by Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Carla Lucero
    production to be single-cast with covers
    5 performances

    ^ Ages are those listed in the score, not literal singer ages
    *  One singer plays multiple roles

    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
    Age: 30’s^
    Mezzo soprano (A3 – A5)

    Concepcíon/Young Juana*
    Age: 16 – 20
    Soprano (E4 – B5)

    El Alma
    Age: Any
    Countertenor (A3 – F5)

    The Vicereine (La Condesa)
    Age: 35 – 45
    Soprano (C4 – C6)

    The Viceroy/Fiscal/Men in Shadows*
    Age: 45 – 55
    Tenor (F3 – B4)

    Sor Andrea/Mother Andrea/Chorus*
    Age: 30’s
    Soprano (C4 – C6)

    Padre Antonio/Men in Shadows*
    Age: 55+
    Baritone (A2 – F4)

    The Bishop of Puebla/Sor Filotea/MIS*
    Age: 40’s
    Tenor (D3 – A4)

    The Archbishop/Men in Shadows*
    Age: 50 – 60
    Bass (F2 – A3)

    Madre Melchora
    Age: 40’s
    Contralto (A3 – C5)

    Sor Rafaela/Chorus*
    Age: 30’s
    Mezzo-soprano (A3 – G5)

    Don Carlos/Court Clerk/Men in Shadows*
    Age: 30 – 40
    Tenor (Eb3 – C5)

    Four additional chorus members
    Nuns 1 – 4 (3 sopranos, 1 alto)

    ANNA BOLENA
    Music by Gaetano Donizetti
    Libretto (in Italian) by Felice Romani
    production to be double-cast, with the possibility for study-covers
    6 performances (3 each cast; each cast covers the other for the remaining performances)

    Enrico VIII, re d’Inghilterra
    Bass (G2 – E4)

    Anna Bolena, sua moglie
    Soprano (Bb3 – C6)

    Giovanna Seymour, damigella di Anna
    Mezzosoprano (Bb3 – B5)

    *Lord Rochefort, fratello di Anna
    Basso (G2 – Eb4)

    Lord Riccardo Percy
    Tenor (C3 – C5) [original keys C – Eb5)

    Smeton, paggio e musico della Regina
    Contralto (Ab3 – G5)

    *Sir Hervey, ufficiale del Re
    Tenor (Eb3 – Ab4)

    *singers in these roles will sing in the ensemble on “off” nights”

    Ensemble (at least 3 women and 3 men)