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AUDITIONS

Watch the space below and our Facebook page for roles and cover positions available for upcoming productions.
We are a No Pay-No Fee showcase.


2019-2020 Season - Open Roles

Carmen - Nov. 23, 24, 30, & Dec. 1, 2019; sneak-peek Nov. 19, 2019
Gianni Schicchi - Feb. 29, Mar. 1, 7, & 8, 2020; sneak-peek Feb. 25, 2020
Turandot - May 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2020; sneak-peek May 4, 2020

Auditions are by invitation only. To request an audition, please email Linda Lehr at lindalehr227@gmail.com. Include the role you’re interested in, your voice type, your resume, and your headshot. You must be available for all performance dates.

Regular performances are fully staged with orchestra, in the original language with English supertitles. All covers will have one fully staged “sneak-peek” performance with piano and are required to sing in the chorus at regular performances.

The following roles/covers are open as of September 24, 2019:

CARMEN

Don José - Cover Only
Escamillo - One and Cover
Dancaïro - Cover Only
Morales - Cover Only
Zuniga - Cover Only

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Gianni Schicchi - One and Cover
Rinuccio - Cover Only
Gherardo - Cover Only
Simone - Two and Cover
Betto - Two and Cover
Marco - Cover Only
Notary - One and Cover
Dr. Spinelloccio - One and Cover
Guccio - Two and Cover
Gherardino - One and Cover

TURANDOT

Turandot - One and Cover
Calaf - One (cover is already cast)
Emperor - One and Cover
Timur - One and Cover
Ping - One and Cover
Pang  - Two and Cover
Pong - Two and Cover
A Mandarin - One and Cover


Singers

Principals: Regina Opera auditions, which are held as needed throughout the season, are by invitation only. Send us your resume and photo, and we’ll contact you if a suitable role is available. There is no audition fee. We provide the accompanist, although you may of course bring your own if you prefer. If you are chosen for a role, you MUST be available for rehearsals Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, as well as for all performance dates.

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to pay our singers. But we provide valuable experience in standard repertoire and exposure to a wide audience (average 300 attendees per performance — each soloist gets two performances per production) in fully-staged productions with a 35- to 40-piece orchestra.

Email your resume and headshot to Linda Lehr at lindalehr227@gmail.com.

Please make sure your resume indicates where you actually reside (city and state or country), and includes a contact phone number and e-mail address. Note to singers who live outside New York City: We cannot provide room and board.

Chorus: E-mail Linda Lehr at lindalehr227@gmail.com to audition for our chorus. We are especially in need of tenors and basses. Choristers must be able to read music and be available to attend rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, as well as extra rehearsals as needed.

Dancers: We are often in need of dancers. Please send your resume to Linda Lehr at lindalehr227@gmail.com if you would like to be considered for a future production.

Stage Directors and Conductors

Your resume is always welcome; we will contact you for an interview if a position opens. And let us know if you have something in production that you’d like us to see. We pay a nominal honorarium. E-mail your resume to us at info@reginaopera.org.

Musicians

Piano accompanists and orchestral players should e-mail us at info@reginaopera.org. Payment is per service.

Technical and Other Staff

The backbone of any opera company is backstage. We are always looking for technical staff of any experience level (except as noted) for the following positions:

A nominal honorarium may be paid depending on the position and our budget. E-mail us at info@reginaopera.org to apply.

We also need volunteers to handle the box office, concessions, ushering, and cleanup — no pay, but you get to see fine opera for free!