Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis!
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Leading roles for our 2015 Season are completely cast. Information regarding future mainstage audition opportunities will be forthcoming.
2015 Gerdine Young Artists Program Auditions to be held in September and October, 2014!
Named for Opera Theatre’s founding board chairman, Leigh Gerdine, the Gerdine Young Artist Program seeks to offer emerging young singers invaluable professional experience in carefully selected repertoire. In addition to choral responsibilities in the season, Gerdine Young Artists also sing supporting roles and/or cover leading and featured roles in mainstage productions. Gerdine Young Artists further enjoy extensive coaching, appear in solo settings in various educational outreach presentations, and participate in challenging master classes with renowned artists. Past master class presenters include Stephanie Blythe, Elizabeth Futral, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Marlena Malas, Phyllis Curtin, Evelyn Lear, Frank Lopardo, Erie Mills, Jerry Hadley, Grace Bumbry, John Wustman, Sheri Greenawald, Lotfi Mansouri, Sherrill Milnes, Shirley Verrett, Gayletha Nichols, Matthew Epstein, Brian Zeger, Denyce Graves, Susanne Mentzer, Tracy Dahl, Rod Gilfry, Seán Curran, Colin Graham, Stephen Lord, and James Robinson.
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will inaugurate on the mainstage a concert of scenes featuring participants of the 2015 Gerdine Young Artist Program accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony under the direction of our Music Director, Stephen Lord. We hope it will become an annual event for our enthusiastic patrons, as well as for the many opera administrators, artist managers, and national and international press who journey to St. Louis each season to discover the finest of emerging young American singers.
Opera Theatre’s 2015 season includes The Barber of Seville, La rondine, Richard the Lionheart (Handel), and Emmeline (Picker). In addition to cover assignments for all leading roles, we will be casting the following supporting roles in the season:
|The Barber of Seville||La rondine||Emmeline|
|Ambrogio ||Yvette||Ella Burling|
|Fiorello ||Lolette||Sarah Mosher|
|Sergeant ||Georgette||Mrs. Maguire|
For the audition, you should prepare three or more selections, either arias, lieder, theatre, or art songs in contrasting styles…. offer whatever you sing best. Since Opera Theatre performs exclusively in English, one piece sung in English (original or translation) is mandatory. Opera Theatre will provide an accompanist; however, you may bring your own accompanist if you prefer.
|NEW YORK PRELIMINARY ROUND ||NEW YORK FINAL ROUND|
|TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER ||FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12|
|WEDNESDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER |
|THURSDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER|
|BLOOMINGTON, IN PRELIMINARY ROUND||CINCINNATI, OH FINAL ROUND|
|SUNDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER ||WEDNESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER (Cincinnati)|
|MONDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER|
|CINCINNATI, OH PRELIMINARY ROUND||CINCINNATI, OH FINAL ROUND|
|TUESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER||WEDNESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER |
|ST. LOUIS PRELIMINARY ROUND ||ST. LOUIS FINAL ROUND|
|MONDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER||MONDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER|
|OBERLIN, OH PRELIMINARY ROUND ||OBERLIN, OH FINAL ROUND|
|TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER||TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER|
|BOSTON PRELIMINARY ROUND ||BOSTON FINAL ROUND|
|WEDNESDAY, 1 OCTOBER||THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER|
Applicants must be available for both preliminary and finalist dates.
All applicants must electronically submit a completed form (please click here for link). In addition, you will be required to upload your résumé (pdf) and headshot (pdf or jpg) to be considered for an audition (please note there is no audition fee). We are no longer accepting applications for the New York audition location, however, we have extended the deadline for all other cities to Sunday, 24 August 2014.
Due to space and time limitations OTSL will not be able to accommodate everyone. Applicants will be notified of our decision approximately two weeks prior to the requested audition date.
Participation in the Gerdine Young Artists Program is limited to United States citizens or individuals who have valid documentation to work legally in this country. All applicants must be available to work in St. Louis on April 27 through June 28, 2015.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. While we are not able to personally confirm receipt of application, an automated e-mail response will confirm receipt of your materials once submitted. You will hear from us by e-mail two weeks before the audition date as to whether or not we can accommodate you. Remember, the deadline for the 2015 Gerdine Young Artists Program auditions is Sunday, 10 August 2014.
For more information on the 2015 Gerdine Young Artists Program auditions, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com.