Auditions for Thesis Opera “Bad Island”


Bad Island is Ben Bernstein’s ’10 thesis, a new opera based on William Steig’s book by the same name. An island of horrible, colorful, rotten, and beautiful monsters live in violent ecstasy on Bad Island until a starkly beautiful flower disrupts their equilibrium and engenders a new kind of warfare.

Singers of all ranges are wanted, both for the massive monster chorus and for any of the six leads. The music is stylistically grounded in baroque, post-chromatic, and 20th century experimental traditions. No signs up necessary, just come with something to sing. Accompaniment will be provided. Email Liz Valentin at or Ben Bernstein at with any questions.

Auditions will be held this week:

Date: Wednesday, 12/2
Time: 8-11 pm
Place: Fisk 101

Date:  Friday, 12/4
Time: 3-5 pm
Place: CFA Theater Studios, Jones Room

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