Cincinnati Opera Announces Chorus Auditions for 2019 Summer Festival

co_logoCINCINNATI—Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival Chorus will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2, 3, and 4, 2018.

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 2019 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 October 26, 2018. 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. 
  1. Notification of assigned audition times will be sent via email by October 29, 2018.
  1. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall (1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 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 2019 Young Artist positions. Visit for more information.

2019 Season
Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28, begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium. The season continues with the timeless romance Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod at Music Hall and Richard Strauss’s comic Ariadne auf Naxos at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. It’s followed by the world premiere of Blind Injustice, a new opera commissioned by Cincinnati Opera with music by Scott Davenport Richards and a libretto by David Cote, based on the true stories of wrongfully convicted persons freed by the Ohio Innocence Project. The season closes with an American masterpiece, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, filled with unforgettable music and a moving story of love and perseverance on Charleston’s hardscrabble Catfish Row.

For additional 2019 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 2019 Summer Festival runs June 13 through July 28, featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the world premiere ofBlind Injustice by Scott Davenport Richards and David Cote, based on true stories of the Ohio Innocence Project, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 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. 

Cincinnati Opera’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences.



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