Auditions Announced for 2017 Season Young Artists at Cincinnati Opera

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

Young Artist positions are specifically for young, up-and-coming singers who wish to gain professional experience and exposure in the opera industry. Young Artists will be engaged as Choristers in Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival productions. In addition to their chorus duties, Young Artists will perform at various donor and patron events and programs during the season, and may also be engaged to cover principal roles in rehearsals or perform comprimario roles in mainstage performances. Young Artists have the opportunity to work with distinguished professionals in the field, as well as experienced staff members, to build and enhance repertoire through private coachings. Rehearsals and performances for the 2017 Summer Festival will begin mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process
Auditions are by invitation through an application process. Not all applicants will receive an audition. Applicants who receive an audition are also eligible for positions in the 2017 Summer Festival Chorus. Please email with any questions.

  1. Complete the online application and submit the $25 application fee at
  2. Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. onSunday, October 30, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. Auditions will be held at the Cincinnati Club (30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202). Singers should prepare four (4) arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please Note: Positions in the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival Chorus, principal cover, and comprimario roles in season productions are under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.

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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