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Seattle Opera.

Auditions

Auditions

Seattle Opera is committed to racial equity and to dismantling historic barriers of oppression. People of Color are encouraged to apply and audition for all opportunities listed below.    

Principal singers

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
363 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Child Acrobat/Circus Performer Auditions

Seattle Opera will be holding child acrobat/circus performer auditions for it’s upcoming production of La bohème.

By Giacomo Puccini
Choreographed by John Todd

Seattle Opera is looking for 4 children:

  • Two boys (10-12 years old) who can perform tumbler/circus tricks/juggling, ball walking;
  • One boy or girl (8-10 years old) with tumbling skills;
  • One boy (15-18 years old) with juggling/slight of hand experience.

Positions are paid

Audition will be Monday November 25, 2019 4p.
Show begins rehearsing Apr. 6, 2020
Show dates: May 2, 3*, 6, 8, 9, 10*, 13, 15, 16, 17*; Special school matinee May 19 11a curtain; 2020
* matinee performance
Daytime availability for rehearsals required

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

Dancer Auditions

Seattle Opera will be holding child acrobat/circus performer auditions for it’s upcoming production of La bohème.

By Giacomo Puccini
Choreographed by John Todd

Seattle Opera is looking for 6 dancers, (6 men; or 1 woman and 5 men) -will be determined after audition.

  • Male dancers should have strong technical and partnering skills. Jazz, ballet, and/or musical theatre background preferred.
  • Female dancer should have strong baton tricks and dance skills (jazz or hip-hop vernacular).
  • All dancers should bring a current headshot and resume.
  • If interested in baton role (both women and men encouraged to audition), please bring baton of choice to the audition.

Positions are paid (AGMA contract)

Audition will be Monday November 25, 2019 7p.
Show begins rehearsing Apr. 6, 2020
Show dates: May 2, 3*, 6, 8, 9, 10*, 13, 15, 16, 17*; Special school matinee May 19 11a curtain; 2020
* matinee performance
Daytime availability for rehearsals required

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

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). Choristers should be able to physically perform basic stage direction. When possible, within the artistic parameters of a particular production, Management will make its best effort to make reasonable adjustments when requested. Such adjustments will be made solely at Management’s discretion.

The next Open Chorus Auditions for the Supplemental Chorus roster will take place in the fall of 2020. Please check this page closer to that time for more information. Auditions must be scheduled in advance and are by invitation only. Only residents of the greater Seattle metropolitan area (within a 55 mile radius of Seattle Center) are eligible to work as a member of the Seattle Opera Chorus. No phone calls, please.

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

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