Local General/Chorus Auditions
The Minnesota Opera announces the 2013-14 general/chorus auditions.
Audition dates: May 1, 2 3 and 4, 2013
Location: The Minnesota Opera Center, 620 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Interested singers may sign up for audition appointments beginning April 1, 2013. All appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule an audition, please call weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. David Sander (612) 342-9575 or Floyd Anderson (612) 342-9572.
Audition 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 needs very large chorus numbers and also contains many supporting roles that will be cast from these auditions.
- Manon Lescaut - Performances September 21, 24, 26, 28 & 29
- Arabella - Performances November 9, 12, 14, 16 & 17
- Macbeth - Performances January 25, 28 & 30, February 1 & 2, 2014
- The Dream of Valentino - Performances March 1, 4, 6, 8 & 9
- The Magic Flute - Performances April 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Resident Artists Program Auditions
Stay tuned for information on auditions for the 2013-2014 season (generally held in November and December in both Minneapolis and New York City).
Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From late August through April, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy, comprimario to leading roles in mainstage performances. Resident Artists also perform concerts on stage at Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Schubert Club's Courtroom Concerts, donor functions, adult education classes and regional outreach.
Master classes with guest clinicians, individualized language work, acting, movement and stage combat, yoga and professional career development are just a few benefits of the program.
The program is designed to bridge the gap between an artist’s academic education and professional career. Ideal Resident Artists are singers, coaches, administrators, conductors and directors who have completed their post-graduate education and may have some professional experience. We have no age limit and are an equal opportunity employer.
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 Alex@mnopera.org.