Monday, November 1, 2010

Seattle Opera Holds Biennial Chorus Auditions

Seattle Opera is holding its biennial open chorus auditions this week. The Seattle Opera Chorus is a professional chorus of paid singers who are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists. Prime candidates will be skilled singer-actors who have classical vocal training and theater experience. Successful candidates could be invited to sing in Seattle Opera’s 2011 summer production.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Seattle Opera Rehearsal Studios, 200 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA.

Auditions must be scheduled in advance.

Applicants should prepare and memorize three selections in three different languages and must be prepared to sight-sing a choral excerpt from an opera. An accompanist will be provided for those singers who do not provide their own. Auditions are judged on factors including vocal technique, an appropriate choral sound, the ability to blend the voice, a large enough sound to carry in the theater, good diction in the common operatic languages, musicianship, and dramatic sensibility.

To find out more about the Seattle Opera Open Chorus Auditions, go to

To request an audition packet and schedule an audition, call (206) 676-5590 or email Chorus Personnel Coordinator Jeffrey Jordan at jeffrey.jordan@seattleoperalorg.