AUDITION INFORMATION

Principal Auditions

2024 Main Stage Production of Verdi’s La Traviata

Performance Date:

November 22, 2024 at 7:30pm

Performance Location:

Edward W. Powers Auditorium,
DeYor Performing Arts Center – 
Youngstown, Ohio

Audition Date & Location:

April 17, 2024
Edward W. Powers Auditorium,
DeYor Perfomring Arts Center
Youngstown, Ohio

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals to begin early November 2024

Auditions for the Following Roles:
  • Violetta
  • Alfredo
  • Germont
  • And All Other Roles
Audition Repertoire for La Traviata:

Those wishing to audition for Violetta, Alfredo, or Germont should be prepared to present the following:

  • For Violetta
    • Scena ed Aria:È strano!… Ah, fors’ è lui – Sempre libera
    • Addio del passato
  • For Alfredo
    • “Lunge da lei” – “De’ miei bollenti spiriti”
    • O mio rimorso’ 
    • Parigi o cara – excerpt
  • For Germont
    • Di Provenza il mar il sol
    • Pura Siccome un Angelo
    • Di Sprezzo Degno Se Stesso Rende Dov’è mio figlio
For Other Traviata Roles:

Please prepare contrasting selections from operas by Giuseppe Verdi or Italian standard repertoire.

NOTE: Singers may also audition for future main stage productions: All roles standard repertoire

APPLICATION PROCESS for the Live Auditions:
  • Applications are to be submitted online:
  • Applications must include uploaded audition videos
  • Deadline for applications: March 25, 2024
On-Stage AUDITIONS to take place by invitation
  • April 17, 2024 | 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Invited in-person auditions will be held onstage at the DeYor Performing Arts Center and will be scheduled by appointment.
  • Once invited to audition in person, a non-refundable audition fee of $30 is due at the time of appointment reservation. This fee includes an on site accompanist.
  • Those invited to audition in-person should be prepared to travel to Youngstown, Ohio.
Questions:

Please submit all questions regarding the application process to info@operawesternresrve.org

OWR encourages performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities and body types to audition. All principal and supporting role contracts are paid. Selected chorus ensemble leader positions are paid.

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