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“How wonderful it was to get to learn and perform the role of Elvira in I Puritani in a quick week with OCB. With the excellent guidance of Jay Meetze I was able to sing through the role in public in a beautiful space with fantastic colleagues. OCB has quite a loyal following of people who understand that ART needs to be supported…that young artists need an audience to sing to…that beautiful art is created in a fun, casual and approachable environment at OCB!” -Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano (OCB Guest Artist)

Our Resident Artist Program (RAP), a training program for talented singers, pianists, coaches and conductors. RAP members receive the instruction, coaching and performance experience they need. Together, we bring affordable opera to unusual venues and new young audiences. Most roles for the season are cast directly from our RAP. In addition, all accepted RAP artists receive a $200 yearly honorarium. Rehearsals are in the evenings and on weekends. Individual coachings are during the day and some evenings. THE STUDIO provides artists an opportunity to run-thru a variety of complete operas, on-book, with singers, pianist and conductor. Artists selected to participate are automatically considered for roles with OCB. Without the pressure of being under the microscope of an audience, THE STUDIO is held behind closed doors. Based on size of role, the participation fee ranges from $50 to $100.

GUEST ARTISTS are unpaid artists who perform with major companies. OCB has helped several by giving them their NYC debut, press and agents.

Madama Butterfly, 1/30
Die Fledermaus, 2/13
Carmen, 2/27
Rigoletto, 3/12
Manon, 4/2
Das Rheingold, 4/16
Tosca, 5/7
Die Walkure, 5/21
Samson et Dalila, 6/4
Siegfried, 6/18
Hansel and Gretel, 7/9
Cinderella (Rossini), 7/23
Die Entführung, 8/6
Threepenny opera, 8/27
Acis and Galatea, 9/10
L’Italiana in Algeri, 9/24
Capriccio, 10/8
Pelleas & Melisande, 10/29
Ernani, 11/12
Tristan und Isolde,12/3
La Boheme, 12/17

Available roles to sing or cover: get your foot in the door now!
If you have auditioned, email preferred roles to cover from the list below.

October 24, Nabucco, (Mon 19/Wed 21 = UNUSUAL REHEARSAL DAYS!)
Covers for Fenena, Zaccaria/Il Gran Sacerdote di Bello

November 7, The Rakes Progress (11/4 & 5)

Covers for: Tom/Sellem, Father Trulove/Keeper of the Madhouse, Baba

November 21, Turandot (11/18 & 19)
Covers for: L’imperatore Altoum, Timur, Ping

December 5, Aida (12/2 & 3)
Covers for: Il Re, Ramfis

December 19, Amahl and the Night Visitors (12/16 & 17)
Covers for: Amahl, Page

Madama Butterfly, 1/30 (1/27 & 28)

Covers for: Registrar/ Yakuside/Yamadori/Imperial Commissioner, The Bonze

Die Fledermaus, 2/13 (2/10 & 11)
Covers for: Dr Blind/Frank

Carmen, 2/27 (2/24 & 25)
Covers for: Zuniga, Moralès/Le Dancaïre

Rigoletto, 3/12 (3/9 & 10)
Someone to sing Count Ceprano/Court Usher
Covers for: Sparafucile/Count Monterone, Marullo

Manon, 4/2 (3/30 & 31)
Someone to sing Le Comte des Grieux/Innkeeper, Javotte
Covers for: Lescaut, Monsieur de Brétigny/A sergeant, Rosette, A Porter

Das Rheingold, 4/16 (4/13 & 14)
Covers for: Wotan, Alberich, Mime, Fafner

As you may know, our shows are about the beauty and glory of great voices and music. Artists from major houses/orchestras like to make music with us for pure fun and they love our mission, repertoire, simple process/requirements: we typically rehearse the Wednesday & Thursday before our Saturday show, 7PM10PM on-book. The first rehearsal, we start with the largest numbers and work our way down to arias, allowing artists to leave early. The second rehearsal is our “Dress Rehearsal;” we run it from start to end, minus cuts. Since we encourage artists to take high-paying work, we often have covers who attend one rehearsal minimum to note tempi, etc and sing in the coro. Assignments are given 1-8 months prior. Tutti sings coro. This is no pay – no fee – only gratis.

To audition, first pay your audition/application fee NOW; enter the amount for your application/audition fee AND THEN propose via email ANY 3 different audition date/s and times. Only PAID audition requests are considered. First-time audition/application fee is $35. $30 for those who have auditioned for OCB. $20 if you have worked with us and want to audition. I am happy to play for free or bring your own pianist if desired (No need to inform me). Auditions, rehearsals and shows are in upper Manhattan: 600 W 218th Street, 1G, NY, NY 10034. In a binder, bring a 1-page resume and 1-page repertoire list with five arias in contrasting languages and styles to the audition. Include sheet music for only your 5 audition pieces, printed back-to-back. Please no headshot, videos, reviews, etc.  All OCB shows are on Youtube: channel operabrooklyn1.

After your audition fee is paid, email your preferred 3 dates/times in the subject heading. Only paid audition requests are considered. Become friends on Facebook. When you audition, you consent to OCB posting performance audio/videos featuring your likeness and/or singing. You agree to and understand the following: write down and keep track of your audition date/time. Keep your date and time. If you cancel or not show up for your scheduled audition, you will be required to re-apply and repay the application fee. If Paypal does not work, please postmark payment to OCB when you sign up to 33 Indian Rd, 1G, NY, NY 10034. There are no refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation; we look forward to your audition!

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

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