Auditions and Casting

Mainstage Auditions

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information. No phone calls, please.

Orchestra Auditions

TROMBONE AUDITIONS – October 8, 2022

Principal Trombone

Position to begin in January 2023

To be eligible for the Principal Trombone audition, please submit a resume via email to [email protected] as well as mail a refundable $100 deposit to the Austin Opera office no later than October 1.  Upon receipt, you will be emailed a link and password for the excerpts.  Auditions will be held at the opera office – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78758.

Please note: Austin Opera performs three productions a year at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The Austin Opera Orchestra is not a full-time orchestra. The scheduling for services for each production is generally spread over a 2-3 week period.  Austin Opera does not provide any housing or travel. The Austin Opera Orchestra operates under a master contract negotiated between Austin Opera and Local AFM 433.

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli,
Orchestra Manager
Email resume to:  [email protected]

Mail refundable $100 deposit to:
3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100
Austin, TX  78758.

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VIOLIN AUDITIONS – October 9, 2022 – To begin April 2023

Assistant Concertmaster

Principal 2nd Violin

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin

Section Violin

To be eligible for violin auditions, please submit a resume to [email protected] and mail a refundable $100 deposit to the Austin Opera office no later than October 2, 2022.  Upon receipt of both, you will be emailed a link and password for the excerpts.  Auditions will be held at the opera office – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78758.

Section Audition Repertoire:

Mozart Concerto no. 4 or 5 – 1st mvt exposition OR the 1st mvt exposition of any standard 19th or 20th century concerto.

1st Violin excerpts from the following:

Bizet                      Carmen

Gounod                Roméo et Juliette

Humperdinck       Hansel und Gretel

Mozart                  Le nozze di Figaro

Puccini                  La bohème

Rossini                  Il barbiere di Siviglia

Strauss                 Der Rosenkavalier

Verdi                     Un ballo in maschera

 

Principal and Assistant Principal 2nd Violin

All music listed above, in addition to the following excerpts:

Smetana                     Bartered Bride (2nd violin)

Verdi                           Otello (1st violin)

Weber                         Oberon (1st violin)

 

Assistant Concertmaster

All excerpts listed above, in addition to the following excerpts:

Gounod                      Faust (1st violin solo)

Strauss                       Der Rosenkavalier (various 1st violin solos)

Wagner                       Siegfried (1st violin)

Violin Audition Repertoire (with excerpts – password protected): Excerpts are used by permission and provided for study purposes only. Please destroy them immediately after audition.

Please note: Austin Opera performs three productions a year at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The Austin Opera Orchestra is not a full-time orchestra. The scheduling for services for each production is generally spread over a 2-3 week period.  Austin Opera does not provide any housing or travel. The Austin Opera Orchestra operates under a master contract negotiated between Austin Opera and Local AFM 433.

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli,
Orchestra Manager
Email resume to:  [email protected]

Mail refundable $100 deposit to:
3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100
Austin, TX  78758.

Click here to download this information

Supernumerary Casting

Supernumeraries are people of all ages who share the stage with operatic artists. These non-speaking, non-singing roles are similar to extras in movies.  Casting needs vary per production – Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies and more! A Super’s enthusiasm and cooperation as they fully participate in the onstage action is an important part of any production.

The Austin Opera accepts Supernumerary applications any time of the year for all those interested in being a part of an operatic production. To apply, download this blank application form. Fill in the appropriate information and save the form. Email the completed form and a headshot/photo of yourself to [email protected] with “Supernumerary Application” in the subject line. Once received, the Austin Opera will add your name to our files, and we will contact you if your description fits our casting needs for a production. Supers are paid a small stipend for their involvement in a production.

Read this article, penned by Supernumerary Chris Morrow, about how his time with Austin Opera positively affects his daily work!

Children Casting

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information. No phone calls, please.