Capitol Opera Richmond season auditions October 9, 2022 Casting for: The Black Count of Monte Cristo (Musical) Book, words and music by Michele. R. Hampton Producing Artistic Directors: Karine Eva Marshall Director: P.J. Freebourn Musical Director: Leilani Fenick
Audition Info:October 9, 2022; 3:00-6:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4103 Monument Ave, Richmond, 23230 . Please bring headshot and resume and come prepared with a MT number that shows your range and a contemporary one minute dialogue. Auditions are by appointment. To schedule a time, please contact Karine Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the role you are auditioning for in the subject line.
Rehearsals begin: March, 2023, and will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church Performances: (Highlights ) March 25, 2 PM at Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin St., Richmond 23219 and (Full Performance) April 14 -15 at 7:30pm and April 16 at 3:00 pm. Casting non Equity, legit singers/actors for the following roles: EDMOND DANTÈS Black; to play range20–50. An honest, heroic seaman, who later becomes the vengeful Count of Monte Cristo . VOCAL RANGE –BARI-TENOR Bb3-Ab5
MERCÉDÈSCaucasian; to play18 and 38. A beautiful, earthy young woman in love with Dantès; she later marries Mondego.VOCAL RANGE – SOPRANO Bb3-G5
DANGLERSCaucasian; to play 25 and 45. A ship’s purser, he later becomes a wealthy banker-baron, worshiping wealth and position above all.VOCAL RANGE – BARITONE C2-G4
FERNAND MONDEGOLatin;to play 25 and 45. A Catalan smuggler, who illegally obtains wealth and a title. VOCAL RANGE – BARITONE D3-D4
GASPARD CADEROUSSECaucasian; to play 30 and 50. A dissatisfied innkeeper who will stop at nothing to satisfy his greed.VOCAL RANGE – BARITONE D3-Eb4
VALENTINE DE VILLEFORTCaucasian; to play 18. The pure-hearted, beautiful daughter of De Villefort.VOCAL RANGE – SOPRANO Bb3-G5
MAXIMILIAN MORREL Caucasian; to play 20. The handsome son of M. Morrel, he's a tender romantic, in love with Valentine.VOCAL RANGE – TENOR or BARI-TENOR B3-G5
MME CADEROUSSE Caucasian, Asian or Latin; to play20 and40. First a prostitute, she later becomes the working-class wife of M. Caderousse. VOCAL RANGE – MEZZO G3-D5
ALBERT DE MORCEF Afro-Caucasian; to play 20. A good-natured youth and the son of Mercédès. VOCAL RANGE – TENOR C3-F5
MONSIEUR MORREL Caucasian; to play 40. A kindhearted shipowner of impeccable character. VOCAL RANGE – BARITONE Bb2-Bb3
HELOÏSE DE VILLEFORT Caucasian; to play 30. The money-grubbing second wife of De Villefort. VOCAL RANGE – MEZZO or SOPRANO B3-D5
PRINCESS HAYDÉE Middle Eastern; to play 25. A beautiful princess. VOCAL RANGE – SOPRANO Bb3-Cb5
LUCIEN Any Ethnicity; to play about 20. A friend of Albert. VOCAL RANGE – BARITONE Eb3-F4
ALEXANDRE DUMAS[Child] Afro-Caucasian; to play 10. An intelligent and sensitive child. Synopsis
Edmond Dantès, a young black sailor in 19th century France, is falsely accused of a crime he didn't commit. After fourteen years in prison, he makes a daring escape, and with newfound wealth at his disposal, sets out to even the score. Cleverly disguised, Dantes slips back into the lives of his enemies and, one by one, sets them up for a fall that will cost them their lives. Both avenging angel and defender of the innocent, Dantes fights to free himself from a past that nearly destroyed him in this musical adaptation of the Dumas classic.
A story within a story, The Black Count of Monte Cristo also captures events from Dumas' life and reveals his real life inspiration for the unforgettable protagonist he created.