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Seattle Opera Dancer Auditions

Seattle Opera will be holding dance auditions for its upcoming production of

The Pearl Fishers
By Bizet

Seeking 4 Female and 6 Male Dancers. All dancers should have a strong technical base in modern and/or ballet & have substantial professional experience.

Dance plays a very important role in this production. There are nine sections of dance choreography in the show. The choreographic style is modern, earthy and percussive.

For the men, the choreography is very athletic, energetic and requires strong musicality and excellent partnering abilities.

The women have a combination of lyrical, fluid sections, and some very aggressive sections. There is substantial partnering for the women.

Positions are paid (AGMA contract)

Audition will be Monday Mar. 16, 2015, 7p
Show begins rehearsing Sept. 21, 2015
Show dates: October 17, 18*, 21, 24, 28, 30, 31, 2015
* matinee performance

Daytime availability for rehearsals required.

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email paula.podemski@seattleopera.org for further information and to sign up.

Auditions for Singers - Principal Artists

Auditions for principal roles are by invitation and are offered only to artists who are represented by professional artist management or under very special circumstances. Artists’ representatives should address resumes to:

Artistic Administrator
Seattle Opera
1020 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Opera Chorus

The Seattle Opera Chorus is a part time professional chorus. Each chorister is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).

Open Chorus Auditions will take place November 6th, 7th, & 8th 2014. Please submit your resume and headshot after September 1, 2014 to ChorusAuditions@SeattleOpera.org. Auditions must be scheduled in advance and will be by invitation only. Only residents of Seattle and/or the greater Seattle metropolitan area are eligible to sing in the Seattle Opera Chorus.

Audition Requirements
Candidates should prepare and memorize three selections in three different languages, one of which must be in Italian. Two selections must be opera arias. The remaining selection may be an art song or an oratorio excerpt. An accompanist will be provided for the use of singers who do not provide their own.

How Your Audition Will Be Judged
Auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • a demonstrated level of musicianship with attention to correct pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
  • solid vocal technique
  • appropriate diction in the common operatic languages
  • large enough sound to carry in the theater
  • an appropriate choral sound according to the artistic standard set by the General Director
  • the ability to blend the voice
  • stage presence
  • dramatic sensibility
  • ability to carry out basic theatrical movement (ie. climbing stairs, kneeling, standing on a raked stage, light dance movements etc..).

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