Auditions

AN INVITATION FROM THE CHORUS MASTER

Thank you for your interest in the Austin Opera Chorus!

If you are reading this invitation, you are probably already a busy singer, and I strongly urge you to add this experience to your resume!!

We will be welcoming a large number of singers into the Chorus for this exciting season which includes Verdi’s “Otello”, Kevin Puts’ “Silent Night” (men’s voices only), and Puccini’s “La boheme”.

Singing in an opera chorus allows you to rub shoulders with opera singers who perform all over the world, and to work with directors and designers who work with companies everywhere.

Yes, it is intense for a few weeks, but it is the best crash course in foreign language diction, stage experience, and singing with a dramatic flare that you could ever ask for.  And you get compensated!!

So broaden your vocal horizons, and schedule an audition to join the Austin Opera Chorus on the Long Center stage for the 2018-2019 season.

I look forward to hearing you soon!!

Sincerely,

Cina Crisara
Chorus Master, Austin Opera

Chorus Auditions

CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON

WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • Monday, March 19, 2018                      7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday, March 23, 2018                         7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018                       7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday, May 11, 2018                            7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please review the following rehearsal and performance schedules carefully.

You do not have to be available for the entire season to audition.

All singers receive an honorarium for their work.

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi

  • PERFORMANCES:  November 10, 15, 18, 2018
  • Opera Chorus Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Tech and dress rehearsals are in the evenings during Production Week: Sunday through Thursday, Nov 4-8, 2018.

Silent Night by Kevin Puts (men’s voices only)

  • PERFORMANCES:  January 26, 31, February 3, 2019
  • Opera Chorus Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 9-15, 2018, then resume November 27, 2018
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Tech and dress rehearsals are in the evenings during Production Week:  Sunday through
    Thursday, January 20-24, 2019

La bohème by Giacomo Puccini

  • PERFORMANCES:   April 27, May 2, 5, 2019
  • Opera Chorus Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Tech and dress rehearsals are in the evenings during Production Week: Monday through Thursday, April 22-25, 2019.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Please prepare two selections in contrasting styles.  Choices may be made from the opera or oratorio repertoire, or art song.  No musical theatre, please.
  • At least one of the selections should be in a language other than English.  A pianist is provided.
  • Visit www.austinopera.org for more information.

AUDITION LOCATION
Austin Opera Offices – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX  78758

SCHEDULING AN AUDITION

Contact REBECCA GRAHAM starting February 15, 2018  to schedule your audition time at rgraham@austinopera.org.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE-  AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Orchestra Auditions

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli, Orchestra Manager
bfrittelli@austinopera.org

Mainstage Auditions

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

Supernumerary Casting

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

Children Casting

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

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Austin Opera Patron Services
512-610-7684; Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Long Center Box Office Hours
512-474-5664
Monday-Friday:10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: open during scheduled performances

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