2013-14 Utah Opera Chorus Auditions

2013-14 Utah Opera Chorus Auditions

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions 13 Mar 2013

The Utah Opera Chorus announces auditions for the spectacular 2013/2014 Utah Opera season, which includes Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s Turandot and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. In addition, the men of the chorus will perform Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust in concert with the Utah Symphony. The auditions will take place on April 16 and 18, 2013.

The acclaimed Utah Opera Chorus is an ensemble of local singers who provide the energetic choral voice of Utah Opera’s productions. Core singers participate in all productions involving chorus, and additional singers may participate in as few as one production per year. Chorus members are paid an honorarium for participation in each production.

Applicants should have strong vocal training and some stage experience. Audition requirements include one memorized aria or art song, and a sight-singing assessment. Contact Shaun Ricks at sricks@usuo.org to apply for an audition.

  • Steven Lindsay

    I would like to audition. I’m a tenor who has sung in several opera choruses with Utah Opera in the past- last was Aida in 2004.

  • Steffen Ritter

    Your blog looked a little lonely, Shaun! I thought I would tell you that I’m flying into SLC, tomorrow, and look forward to the auditions and seeing you, on Thursday. La Traviata, Turandot, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, and in the Symphony chorus, Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust! Tremendous lineup of wonderful music, and memories that will last a lifetime.

    See you there, and I hope to make many new friends.

    Steve Ritter, tenor
    Formerly of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • Barbara Dorn

    I would like to audition for the chorus of Verdi’s La Traviata. I have been singing professionally since I was 9 years of age (classically trained). I started singing the Messiah at the age of 11. I have also sung various Christian and Broadway style music including show choir and classical choirs as well. Also have sung opera chrous of Don Giovanni at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY in the mid ‘80s. Recently sung the National Anthem at the Utah Grizzles Hockey game. I can br reached by e-mail. Thanks for considering me for Utah Opera.