Chorus auditions for the 2019-2020 season have concluded.
Please check back in mid-March, 2020 for information regarding the 2020-2021 Austin Opera Chorus auditions.
SECTION AND PRINCIPAL VIOLIN 2 AUDITIONS – November 16, 2019
To be eligible for one or both Section and Principal 2nd Violin auditions, please submit a resume to Beverly Frittelli and a refundable $100 deposit to the Austin Opera office no later than November 2, 2019. Upon receipt, you will be emailed password access for the excerpts. Auditions will be held at the opera office – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758.
Section and Principal Violin 2 Audition Repertoire:
1) A Solo Concerto of choice from the following:
Mozart “Concerto No. 4 or 5”, 1st movement exposition or
1st movemment exposition of any standard 19th or 20th century concerto
2) Excerpts from the following:
- Rossini – Il Barbiere di Siviglia
- Humperdinck – Hansel und Gretel
- Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera
- Bizet – Carmen
- Puccini – La Boheme
- Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro
- Gounod – Romeo et Juliette
- Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier
ADDITIONAL REPERTOIRE FOR PRINCIPAL VIOLIN 2 POSITION
- Smetana – Bartered Bride (2nd violin part)
- Verdi – Otello (1st violin part)
- Weber – Oberon (1st violin part)
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
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.
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 the blank application form below. Fill in the appropriate information and save the form. Email the completed form and a headshot/photo of yourself to Rebecca Graham 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.