A Little Night Music

By Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick's wife, Anne; Desirée's current lover, the Count; and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

Produced by Madison Opera at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: February 8-10, 2019

Performance Times:
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8pm & Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:30pm

Ticket Prices: Prices range from $115 to $25 per ticket

Call 608-238-4141 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Opera is holding auditions for three principal roles in A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim, to be performed in February 2019 in the Capitol Theater.

Audition Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Location: The Madison Opera Center, 335 W. Mifflin Street, Madison

Available Roles:
• Madame Armfeldt: 60s-70s. A grande dame who enjoyed many love affairs in her day and is now confined to a wheelchair. A brutally honest observer and commentator on the follies of others.
Vocal range: C3-F#4.

• Petra: 20s. The Egermans’ maid – earthy, impetuous, and sexually adventurous.
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano belt F#3-F5.

• Fredrika Armfeldt: 13 years old. Daughter of Desiree Armfeldt, and wise beyond her years.
Vocal range: C4-Eb5.

This is a paid professional opera engagement. Performers must be fully memorized for the first rehearsal.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:
The first rehearsal is on January 19, 2019. Rehearsals are generally scheduled for afternoons and evenings and set in advance. Some staging rehearsals can be flexible based on actor’s availability. Performances are February 8 and 10, 2019 at the Capitol Theater, Overture Center.

To be considered for an audition, please email your resume and headshot to Salvatore Vasta, Artistic Manager, at vasta@madisonopera.org. You will be contacted to schedule an audition time, if appropriate.

If granted an audition, please bring two songs, one of which must be by Stephen Sondheim. Dialogue excerpts will be sent in advance of the audition.