Ballet Philippines’ (BP) hit pop opera ballet, Rama Hari, slated for November 30, 2012 at the CCP Main Theater, will rock the world of musical theater aficionados once again, as the country’s premiere dance company begins the search for the next Rama and Sita.
Rama Hari, a dance-musical based on the Indian epic, The Ramayana, was
created by BP’s founding Artistic Director Alice Reyes, featuring the music of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab with libretto by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and costume design by National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal. Premiered in 1980, the extravagant and luxurious production boasted the decade’s top singers including Basil Valdez as Rama, Kuh Ledesma as Sita, Leo Valdez as the villain Ravana, Gigi Escalante and others.
Ballet Philippines is seeking for one (1) male tenor for the role of Rama, one (1) baritone tenor as Ravana, two (2) baritones, one (1) high soprano, one (1) soprano and one (1) alto-soprano to complete the cast of the production. Rama Hari will be under the musical direction of Mr. Cayabyab, and will be accompanied live by the Manila Symphony Orchestra, scheduled for ten performances from November 30-December 9 at the CCP Main Theater.
Preliminary auditions will be on March 22-23 at the CCP Rehearsal Hall from 3:00-8:00pm. Callbacks will be on March 24 at same time and venue with Mr. Ryan Cayabyab.
Applicants should submit their resume including past productions, film appearances, photo, and song of choice, preferably from Rama Hari or any OPM song to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email confirmation upon receipt of your application will be sent to you. After reviewing, please wait for an email confirming your slot and schedule for the audition days.
For more information, please call Ballet Philippines’ Artistic Office at 832-3689.