I auditioned. As expected, I got the part. I was originally told there would be $100 compensation. Now I am told only the principals, not the covers, get compensation. I am wondering if I should still do it. It's good experience, but it would require learning a buttload of music in less than a month and driving to Stoughton once or twice a week. I should, at the very least, insist that they provide me a score free of charge.
Every so often a piece of music works its way into my head that reflects my mood perfectly. Right now that piece is "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore. Listen to Placido Domingo sing it here.