About Our Business
Otey Artistic and Casting Consultants offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients.
Want to experience the expertise of Otey Artistic and Casting Consultants for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.
Who We Are
Committed to Excellence
At Otey Artistic and Casting Consultants, we understand that change is not always easy. Since 2000, we’ve been helping companies of all sizes respond to industry transitions in order to stay competitive. Our years of experience have taught us to always make your company and programming success our priority.
Louis Otey and his team is ready to help you develop strategies for not only surviving, but thriving in the future. Give us a call today to set up your first consultation.
Where the Passion Begins
Founder and Director
With over 40 years of stage experience in many of the world’s great theaters, Louis Otey understands voices and singing. Not only does he understand what qualities make a particular voice good in a certain space, he understands how voices can blend or clash, stand out or sound weak or fit into (or not…) a particular cast.
Having sung with and listened to some of the greatest singers of the past 50 years gives him a deeper understanding as to why certain voices fit particular roles better than others. He knows better than most artistic directors why an artist will succeed or fail in a given role and how a voice will function or sound in a particular theater.
" My connection with singers, agents, theaters, young artist programs and conservatories gives me a vast knowledge of the talent available at all levels and my experience guides the understanding of how to help you find the ideal cast for your operas regardless of budget or theater size. I can build a cast around a seasoned veteran or find the next singer destined for stardom. I am also adept and blending casts with experienced performers and young artists who deserve an opportunity. These scenarios will be matched with the best director and conductor to lead a particular cast.
For those companies without artistic directors, I can hold auditions and give you my recommendations for the operas you want to cast. I can help find the right production of a particular opera as well as recommend lighting and costume designers. Of course we will meet beforehand so that I understand the taste of the board, executive director and audience but the money a company will save by not having to send people to New York, hire studios, etc., would be enormous. The company can spend the time and money saved on the artistic product itself.
In today’s economy, collaboration is a key word. Part of my job is to facilitate the sharing of productions and resources. And, as I am independent, there is no hidden agenda and I will find the most cost-effective way to match your theater’s needs with others. "