Upcoming Auditions

Please fill out the on-line form below to request an audition: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Audition Details

  • CARMEN, Sept. 25 & 27, 2020

  • FUTURE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

  • OUTREACH & OPERA UPCLOSE

  • {NOW} Fest

  • CHORUS 2020 / 21 Season

  • 2020 YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

 

Repertoire requirements listed below.

 

  • Free Parking on-site

  • Warm up room on-site

  • Professional Audition Accompanist available:

    • Fee to cover the cost of the on-site professional accompanist:

      • $20 For Leading Roles, UpClose, {NOW} Fest, and Opera For All Outreach

        • (there are multiple selections for these auditions see Audition materials below)

      • $40 Fee for competition entry and audition accompanist

      • There is no fee if you bring your own accompanist

      • There is no accompanist fee for Chorus auditions

        • (only one selection for chorus audition see Audition materials below.)

  • Cash or check made out to Cleveland Opera Theater on site at the audition

 

Audition Materials

Please fill out your information in the form below to request an audition time. 

Please email your Resume and headshot to: cwilson@clevelandoperatheater.org

  • PDF format

    • 1 File containing your headshot and resume (this can be multiple pages)

      • Titled in the following format:   YourLastname_YourFirstname_COT_2020

 

You'll be notified via email with your confirmed time no later than March 22, 2020 and provided additional information at that time.

Audition Repertoire

CARMEN, Sept. 25 & 27, 2020
Auditioning roles:
•    Mercédès, Frasquita, Le Remendado, Le Dancaïre, Zuniga, Moralès. 
•    Prepare 2 arias in French and two contrasting arias from the standard repertoire


FUTURE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS
•    3 Arias from the Standard Repertoire


OUTREACH & OPERA UPCLOSE
We offer numerous outreach and alternative venue performances in Greater Cleveland throughout the year featuring Standard Operatic Repertoire, Operetta, and Golden Age Music Theater

If auditioning Only for Outreach and UpClose, then prepare: 
•    One Standard Rep Aria in Italian, French, or German
•    One Operetta Aria in English 
•    One Golden Age Music theater Selection
•    One Song from the American Songbook - composers such as Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Arlen etc.

 

{NOW} Fest
Contemporary American Opera repertoire in English required to be considered for future {NOW} Fest productions  

If auditioning only for {NOW} Fest, then prepare:
•    3 contrasting contemporary American Opera arias 
•    You may substitute 1 art song by an American opera composer such as Larson, Heggie, Gordon, Cipullo, etc.

 

CHORUS 2020 / 21 Season
•    One Selection that best showcases your voice and range


2020 YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

•    4 Arias from the Standard Repertoire THAT BEST SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT

•    ELLIGiBILITY: COMPETITORS  MUST BE 30 YEARS OR YOUNGER BY DECEMBER 31, 2020

•    In addition to the application, resume and headshot, please submit one video clip of your choice for pre-screening. Paste the link to your video when filling out the online application.  

•    WINNER:
o    Receives a $1,000 cash prize.
o    Will be featured performing one Aria on the Cleveland Opera Theater Gala Concert
Friday, May 15, 7:00pm 2020, Mimi Ohio Theatre - Playhouse Square
 

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