AUDITION INFORMATION

Open Chorus Auditions

Audition Date & Time:

April 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Audition Location:

DeYor Performing Arts Center – Youngstown, Ohio

Seeking:

All Vocal Types

Please be prepared to perform one Italian Art song from the “24 Italian Songs and Arias” song book.

Rehearsal Begin:

Late September 2024

Performance Information:

Date: November 22, 2024
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Powers Auditorium at DeYor Performing Arts Center, Youngstown, Ohio.

Questions:

Please submit all questions to info@operawesternreserve.org

OWR EMERGING ARTISTS

EMERGING ARTISTS OF THE 2023-2024 SEASON:

  • Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass-Baritone voice types
  • Main Stage Roles: Mercédès, Le Remendado, Le Dancaïre, Frasquita
  • Emerging Artist Roles: Carmen, Don José, Escamillo, Micaela, Frasquita

EMERGING ARTISTS WILL BE FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMING FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES:

  • A reduced “mini main stage” presentation based on our upcoming production of Carmen on November 17, 2023
  • A touring children’s opera in Spring 2024
  • Possible other community outreach performances throughout the season

AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR OWR EMERGING ARTISTS:

  • On aria/art song in English
  • One aria in French (if possible). Emerging Artist applicants who wish to be considered for the available roles and/or covers in Carmen must include an aria in French
  • At least one additional piece from your repertoire

OWR MAIN STAGE

PRODUCTION:

  • Carmen

PERFORMANCE DATE:

  • Nov. 17, 2023

AUDITION DATES and INFO:

  • April 1, 2023 Deadline for Application and Recorded Submissions (see repertoire below)

LIVE AUDITIONS:

  • April 19, 2023 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

  • One aria in French
  • One aria in Italian
  • One or more additional arias of your choosing
  • Available Roles:
    • Mercédès
    • Le Remendado
    • Le Dancaïre
    • Frasquita
    • All other roles are cast currently

 

APPLICATION