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Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March 2018 for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2018/19 season.
The 2018/19 performance season runs from early October, 2018 through late March, 2019. Musical rehearsals begin in August; the schedule is dependent upon the show(s) for which a chorister is contracted. A full (tentative) schedule of rehearsals and performances will be provided prior to the commencement of rehearsals.
General Auditions will be held at the Civic Opera House (20 N Wacker Drive, Chicago) on the following dates in 2018:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018; 3:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2018; 2:00-5:00pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018; 3:00-6:00pm
Friday, March 16, 2018; 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018; 11:00am-2:00pm
Applicants must sing a preliminary audition to be considered for a callback audition. Please know that callback auditions are not always requested of singers in consideration for contracts.
Saturday, March 17, 2018; 3:00-6:00pm
Material To Prepare:
Successful applicants are expected to prepare two opera arias that best demonstrate your vocal ability. These arias must be sung in two contrasting languages and must be memorized. Please be prepared to sight read. The ability to read and memorize music quickly and accurately is a must. You should anticipate an audition lasting no longer than four minutes; please plan your repertoire accordingly.
Lyric Opera of Chicago will furnish an accompanist. You must provide a legible copy of each aria, in the correct key, for the accompanist.
You are required to prove United States citizenship; permanent residency; or possess, at the time of the audition, legal permission to work in the United States of America during the rehearsal and performance period.
Please note that guests will not be permitted into the audition sites.
For audition consideration, singers must submit a cover letter that states your first, second, and third preferences of audition dates, along with a current resume, a headshot, and contact information for two references of recognized musical authority with whom you have worked. Please ensure your references are notified that Lyric may contact them.
Singers should submit materials to:
OR mail to:
Chorus Auditions Coordinator
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 860
Chicago, IL 60606
Ensure that your materials are received by 5:00pm CST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.