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Seattle Opera.

Auditions

Auditions

Seattle Opera is committed to racial equity, and 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

La bohème Youth Chorus Auditions

Seattle Opera mainstage opera, sung in Italian

Seattle Opera is auditioning children 9-14 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only) for its mainstage production of LA BOHEME. Both boys and girls encouraged to audition.

  • Children are asked to sing one memorized piece, in any language, folk or art songs highly encouraged.
  • Children must bring sheet music with them.
  • Audition dates:
    Sept. 3, 2018 3p-7p, & Sept. 4, 2019 3p-7p
    Appointment necessary
  • Positions are volunteer

La bohème performs May 2-19, 2020
(11 performances. Special school performance Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 11a)

Rehearsal information will be available at the audition.

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email paula.podemski@seattleopera.org to sign up for audition time slot and to get additional information.

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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