Winter Opera St. Louis Season 18 Auditions

Website URL Winter Opera St. Louis

"Performances that warm the soul"

HMS Pinafore
Anna Bolena
Die Zauberflöte

Auditions for principal and secondary roles in St. Louis or New York
Deadline:
Friday, May 7th, 2024 for both St. Louis and New York Auditions

Materials Required
Email the following to auditions@winteroperastl.org using “Auditions” as Subject:

-What roles you are auditioning for
-Whether you will be auditioning live in St. Louis or New York
-The date you would like to audition and what preferred time(s)
-Are you interested in Chorus? – St. Louis locals ONLY
-Headshot
-Resume – in PDF Format
-Two (2) professional/organization references
-2 recording links to audio or video recordings and websites only
-$20 audition fee for LIVE audition in St. Louis – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED A live AUDITION
-$35 audition fee for LIVE audition – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED a Live audition in New York
Once you are granted an audition, we will give you instructions on how to pay the audition fee.
-Additional skills you would like us to know about

Audition Information
Only qualified artists will be granted an audition.
A pianist will be provided for live auditions in St. Louis and New York

Auditions In New York – St. John’s in the Village
224 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 10am -5pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 10am – 5pm

Live Auditions in St. Louis, MO – Winter Opera St. Louis Rehearsal Studios
2324 Marconi Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63110

Friday, May 17, 2024 10 am – 5pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024 10 am – 4pm

Audition Requirements
-Prepare 4-5 arias from memory if you are auditioning for a principal or comprimario role
-If you are auditioning for a specific role, please prepare an aria from the opera
-A Monologue will be required for any principal auditioning for HMS Pinafore and Die Zauberflöte. Monologues will be provided by Winter Opera St. Louis in advance of the audition
-If you are auditioning for Chorus, please prepare 2-3 arias or art songs – St. Louis locals ONLY

Opportunity Information
-Housing is provided in St. Louis
-Transportation to and from St. Louis is provided, however we give preference to artists who drive their own vehicles, we offer gas reimbursement up to $300
-Our artist fees for comprimario and principal roles range from $800-$2,500.
-Artists are brought in two and a half weeks before the production to rehearse.
-Rehearsals are no more than six hours per day.
-Chorus is hired locally
-Most comprimario roles are cast locally

Theater Location
Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
210 E. Monroe Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Season 18 Information 2024-2025
HMS Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan – Sung in English – All roles available
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti – Sung in Italian – All roles available
Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart – Sung in German with English dialogue – All roles available

Genre
Opera / Operetta

Performance & Tentative Rehearsal Dates

HMS Pinafore
Performances on November 8 and 10, 2024
First rehearsal for principals on October 24th
Chorus rehearsal tentative dates October 5, 12, & 19 & October 24- November 6

Anna Bolena
Performances on January 17 and 19, 2025
First rehearsal for principals on January 2nd
Chorus rehearsal tentative dates December 14, 21, & 28 & January 2-15

Die Zauberflöte
Performances on February 28 and March 2, 2025
First rehearsal for principals on February 13th
Chorus rehearsal tentative dates January 25, February 1 & 8 & February 13-26

Contact Information
Winter Opera St. Louis
auditions@winteroperastl.org
2324 Marconi Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-865-0038

At Winter Opera St, Louis, we believe that everyone has a voice and when people feel respected and included, they will be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within our organization and will continue to expand our knowledge to help create a more equitable environment for all.

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