Auditions

Young Artists Program Auditions

Please click here for information regarding auditions for the 2023 Young Artists Program.

 

2023 Youth and Local Chorus Auditions

 

LA BOHÈME (Puccini)

  • Seeking youth performers of any gender/ethnicity, able to play ages 8 – 18, for (12) chorus roles.
  • Seeking adult performers of all voice types for (4) chorus roles.

Music rehearsals will begin in May, and staging rehearsals will take place May 30 – July 6. Performances will take place July 7 – August 19, 2023. Music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. La bohème will be presented at The Alice Busch Opera Theater (on The Glimmerglass Festival campus). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Performers must be
available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

ROMEO AND JULIET (Gounod)

  • Seeking adult performers of any gender/ethnicity, able to play ages 18+, for (2) non speaking, non-singing actor roles.
  • Seeking (1) adult female performer of any ethnicity, able to play ages 40-60, for the non-speaking, non- singing actor role of Lady Capulet.

Rehearsals will take place June 6 – July 13. Performances will take place July 15 – August 19, 2023. Music by Charles Gounod and libretto by Jules Barbier. Romeo and Juliet will be presented at The Alice Busch Opera Theater (on The Glimmerglass Festival campus). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Performers must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for
roles.

THE RIP VAN WINKLES (Morris/Fuentes) – WORLD PREMIERE YOUTH OPERA

  • Seeking youth performers of any gender/ethnicity, 8-18, for (5) lead and (16) chorus roles.

Music rehearsals will begin on June 13 and staging rehearsals will take place July 11th – August 6th. Performances will take place August 7, August 13, and August 18, 2023. A brand new youth’s opera with music by Ben Morris and libretto by Laura Fuentes, The Rip Van Winkles will feature The Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. The Rip Van Winkles will be presented at The Alice Busch Opera Theater. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Performers must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

Auditions:

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023 12pm – 3pm

Schedule an Audition

Singers should prepare one age-appropriate song from American folk song, musical theater, classical or school music repertoire. No rock/pop music, please. Bring a copy of your sheet music for the pianist. A pianist will be provided, but you are welcome to also bring your own pianist. Music and staging rehearsal dates and information specific to each production will be available at the auditions, but performers must be fully available for all on-stage rehearsals and performances. If selected to participate, each youth and adult performer receives a stipend.

Additional information about each production can be found here.

Those interested in auditioning can sign up here via our google form. Please be sure to include the performer’s full name, age, voice type, and contact information when signing up. All company members will be required to follow all COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures, including mask wearing for the 2023 season. The Glimmerglass Festival will continue our vaccination requirements in areas where performers and staff are most at risk, including rehearsal areas, break areas, and backstage. While on campus, these policies encompass performers and parents/guardians of performers.

Updated: January 27, 2023

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