Richard Maltz, a faculty member at USC Aiken, has written a one-act opera titled “Bambino,” which will performed in May. Open auditions for the opera will be held at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center in Room 125 on Wednesday.

Auditions are open to both professionals and experienced students. There are singing roles for soprano, mezzo soprano, two baritones, and bass- baritone. In addition, there are several male acting roles that are nonsinging available. Singers should prepare any operatic excerpt in English and an accompanist will be provided. Actors may prepare a short monologue. There will be compensation for the roles.

Performances of the opera will be held in the Etherredge Center on May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m. Performances will also be held in Columbia at the Longstreet Theater on May 10-11 at 7:30 p.m., and May 12 at 3 p.m.

For more information on the opera or the auditions, contact Richard Maltz at 553-2220 or at