Auditions Announced for 2017 Season Chorus at Cincinnati Opera

co_logoCINCINNATI–Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival Chorus will be held at the Cincinnati Club, located at 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2016.

The Cincinnati Opera Chorus is a paid, professional chorus under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists. Residents from outside of the Greater Cincinnati area are welcome and encouraged to audition. However, applicants should be aware that most chorus members tend to be cast locally. Rehearsals and performances for the 2017 Summer Festival will begin in mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process
Audition requests are now received exclusively through an online application process. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Please email with any questions.

  1. Complete the online application at
    Applicants are required to upload a resume (PDF only, please) detailing performance experience. A headshot/photo is appreciated, but not required.
  2. Audition times will be assigned in the order they were received beginning November 21, 2016. Notification of assigned audition times will be sent to applicants via email.
  3. Auditions will be held at the Cincinnati Club (30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202). Singers should prepare two (2) contrasting arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please note that there is a separate application and audition process for those interested in 2017 Young Artist positions. Visit for more information.

2017 Season
Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival, which will run from June 15 to July 23, opens with the heartbreaking English National Opera co-production of La Bohème, conducted by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée. It will be followed by the company premiere of Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Frida, inspired by the life and work of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The season closes with the spectacular Barrie Kosky/1927 production of The Magic Flute from the Komische Oper Berlin. All mainstage productions will be presented at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Downtown Cincinnati due to renovation work at Music Hall. Cincinnati Opera will also collaborate with concert:nova on a special presentation of Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar. The season will commence with the fifth annual free Opera in the Park concert in Washington Park on June 11.

For additional 2017 season and casting information, please visit

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams.

Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival runs June 15 through July 23, featuring Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Frida, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
The Magic Flute. The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 11. Cincinnati Opera will also present Missy Mazzoli’s
Song from the Uproar in collaboration with concert:nova. Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, Macy’s, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.


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