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Seattle Opera.


Auditions for Singers

Principal Artists

Auditions for principal roles are by invitation and are offered only to artists who are represented by professional artist management or under very special circumstances. Artists’ representatives should address resumes to:

Artistic Administrator
Seattle Opera
1020 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Child Supernumerary Audition

Seattle Opera will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of:

Madame Butterfly
By Giacomo Puccini

Casting two children, 4-5 years of age to play Butterfly’s child. Looking for children who are small for their age, with good focus and concentration. Children will alternate performances. Both boys and girls are encouraged to apply.

Positions are volunteer.
Rehearsals begin July 12, 2017.
Show performs August 5, 6 matinee, 9, 12, 13 matinee 16, 18, 19, 2017 for 8 performances.

Auditions are by interview.

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email for further information and to sign up.

Seattle Opera Chorus

The Seattle Opera Chorus is a part time professional chorus. Each chorister is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Choristers should be able to physically perform basic stage direction. When possible, within the artistic parameters of a particular production, Management will make its best effort to make reasonable adjustments when requested. Such adjustments will be made solely at Management’s discretion.

The next Open Chorus Auditions will take place in November 2018. Check this website after September 1, 2018 for further instructions on how to apply. Auditions must be scheduled in advance and will be by invitation only. Only residents of Seattle and/or the greater Seattle metropolitan area are eligible to sing in the Seattle Opera Chorus.

Audition Requirements
Candidates should prepare and memorize three selections in three different languages, one of which must be in Italian. Two selections must be opera arias. The remaining selection may be an art song or an oratorio excerpt. An accompanist will be provided for the use of singers who do not provide their own.

How Your Audition Will Be Judged
Auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • a demonstrated level of musicianship with attention to correct pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
  • solid vocal technique
  • appropriate diction in the common operatic languages
  • large enough sound to carry in the theater
  • an appropriate choral sound according to the artistic standard set by the General Director
  • the ability to blend the voice
  • stage presence
  • dramatic sensibility


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