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The following internships are available for the 2013-14 season:
- Multimedia Communications Internship
- Online Content Internship
- Photography Internship
- Public Relations Internship
Minnesota Opera Orchestra: Assistant Concertmaster and Section Violin I
Minnesota Opera will hold auditions Monday, March 3 for filling the core orchestra positions of Assistant Concertmaster and Section Violin I.
Auditions are by appointment only. Candidates will be asked to prepare selected operatic and symphonic excerpts as well as specific solo selection(s.) Download the music for the excerpts and other information regarding the musical requirements (PDF).
The positions are paid as follows: Assistant Concertmaster: $195.80 per service, Section Violin I: $178 per service for approximately 45-60 services per season. Positions are available beginning September, 2014 (the first production of the 2014-15 Season.)
Qualified candidates should submit resume and $35 deposit no later than February 14 to: The Minnesota Opera, 620 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Attn: Roxanne Stouffer Cruz. Deposits will be returned upon arrival at audition or if candidate is not granted an audition. Due to limited audition time, priority will be given to requests received February 14 or before. Musicians submitting resumes after that date may not be guaranteed an audition. All musicians must maintain membership in good standing with the Twin Cities Musicians Union for any engagements with The Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Minnesota Opera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
2014-2015 General / Chorus Auditions
Audition dates: April 15, 16, 17 18 & 19, 2014
Location: Minnesota Opera Center
Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Interested singers may sign up for audition appointments beginning March 17, 2014. All appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. No audition appointments will be scheduled before March 17th.
Requirements: Prepare one operatic aria of the performer’s choice, in the original language. Bring current resume and photo. Singer must provide own accompanist. A list of accompanists can be made available upon request.
As this is the one opportunity for everyone to be heard, non-resident singers are welcome and encouraged to audition. However, be aware that most Principal roles are usually cast a year in advance and Supporting roles and chorus are generally cast locally or from our Resident Artists Program. This season requires large chorus numbers and contains many supporting roles that will be cast from these auditions.
All chorus positions with Minnesota Opera are paid. The rehearsal rate is $9.00 per rehearsal hour. Performance fees are paid on a per performance basis and are determined by production history — $85 per performance for 1-3 productions, $100 per performance for 4-10 productions and $120 per performance after 10 productions. All singers who are cast will be issued contracts and expected to attend all rehearsals and performances.
Rob Ainsley, the Minnesota Opera’s Head of Music will be the Chorus Master for the 2014-2015 season.
Minnesota Opera seeks non-singing performers (supernumeraries, or supers in opera-speak) for the upcoming season. Supers perform a variety of roles, from servants to soldiers and get to experience opera up close and personal from the stage of the Ordway in St. Paul. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of the production on an intimate level. Supernumeraries are paid a small performance and rehearsal stipend. For more information, please email email@example.com.