The Opera Festival of Chicago will be holding live auditions for its fourth season on October 8th, 2023 at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts.
430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

  • This audition is for Leading Roles, Chorus and for Young Artists.
  • Please bring one aria or song in Italian.
  • For Roles bring two appropriate Italian arias in your vocal category.
  • A warm up room will be available 20 minutes prior to the selected audition time.

We are currently looking to cast the following voice types for our upcoming seasons.

  • Dramatic Soprano
  • Full Lyric Soprano
  • Dramatic Mezzosoprano
  • Lyric Mezzo Soprano (especially Verdi, Donizetti, lyric and/or verismo style)
  • Contralto
  • Full Lyric Tenor
  • Lyric Tenor
  • Dramatic Tenor
  • Character Tenor
  • Lyric Baritone
  • Dramatic Baritone
  • Bass-Baritone
  • Basso cantante
  • Lyric Bass

Pianist Yasuko Oura will be present for all the auditions.  If you wish to have Yasuko play for your audition, please pay a pianist fee of $25 at the beginning of your audition, payable directly to Yasuko Oura in the form of cash, Venmo, or Zelle.  You are also welcome to bring your own pianist.

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