“HOW CAN I AUDITION FOR UNDERCROFT OPERA?”

Thank you so much for your inquiry. We strive to offer as many performing opportunities as possible for local artists/students.

This page is for our Vocalist Auditions. If you are looking for our Orchestra Auditions, please go to our Orchestra Page.

 


Auditions for upcoming productions in 2018!!!

 

We are very excited to announce auditions for upcoming productions in 2018!!!  We will be presenting Faust in Concert in January 2018 and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in June 2018.  Auditions for these “Operatunities” will be in October, and we will have another round of auditions in April for additional shows!!

 

Principal Auditions:  October 6, 7, 8

Chorus Auditions:  October 9

Locations and times TBD.  You will be assigned a time once we receive your application.

 

Faust in Concert:  Projected dates:  January 26, 27, 2018.  Presented in concert will orchestra.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia:  Projected dates:  May 31-June 3.  Presented fully staged with orchestra.

 

 

Please fill out the Audition Request Form to get placement in the auditions. Auditions will take place September 9-11, 2016.

 

Note:  Please keep in mind that audition dates, productions, and performance dates may be subject to change.  Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to hearing you sing!!

 

Audition Requirements:

Principal Roles:  3 arias:  One in French, one in Italian, one in English

Chorus:  One aria, art song, or other song in English, Italian, or French.

All singing secondary roles that are double cast plus all covers for principal roles will be required to sing in the chorus of the production they are covering/doubling in.  In addition, we need a large chorus that ideally includes both former choristers and former principals for both productions.

 


Important Audition Notes

  • Undercroft Opera will provide an accompanist at the time of the audition.
  • All those interested in auditioning for either Lead Roles or Chorus must fill out an online Audition Request Form.
  • Please bring Resume, Headshot and $15 Audition/Accompanist Fee to the audition.
  • Those who have sung recently in the Undercroft Opera Chorus do not need to re-audition. Just complete an audition request form and note your desire to skip the audition in the comments section.
  • Resumes and headshots are not required for Community Outreach Concerts.

 


Due to the large volume of inquiries we have received, this is the most efficient manner in which to handle audition requests. Upon receipt of your request, a representative will contact you to schedule an appointment.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


*Cover Policy: Undercroft Opera relies on the use of covers to provide support for principal roles. The duties of a cover include learning the role to performance level as well as participating in the ensemble for the production. Please do not hesitate to accept an offer to cover a role, as we strive to promote people who have been covers in the past to perform principal roles in future productions, and we treat covers (and principals, naturally) with the utmost respect. Since Undercroft Opera is a community company, we feel that this format provides an atmosphere of cooperation and fairness, and enables the company itself to present the highest quality production.


“I WANT MORE!”

 

Auditions are also heard on an ongoing basis by individual appointment for those who would like to participate in our Community Outreach Concerts, which include various operatic scenes and selections. There will be several of these concerts this year at various venues. We would love to hear you sing and to have you participate in this way with Undercroft Opera.

 

To schedule an audition for Community Outreach Concerts, please send an email with the subject “Audition Request” to mbsederburg@undercroftopera.org or fill out the Audition Request Form on our website. No fee is associated with auditions for Community Outreach Concerts.