Cincinnati Opera Announces Chorus Auditions for 2020 Summer Festival

co_logoCINCINNATI—Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2020 Summer Festival Chorus will be held at the Corbett Opera Center at Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 25, 26, and 27, 2019.

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 2020 Summer Festival will begin in mid-May 2020 and extend through early August 2020 (exact dates to be announced).

Audition Process
Audition requests are now received exclusively through an online application process. Applications must be submitted no later than October 21, 2019. Please email with any questions.

Individuals interested in auditioning are asked to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application at Applicants must have an account with YAP Tracker, an online auditions management tool, and may sign up for free at this link: Applicants are required to upload a resume (PDF only, please) detailing performance experience. A headshot or photo is appreciated, but not required.
  2. Singers will be notified by email if an audition has been granted. They will then have the option to schedule their own audition time via YAP Tracker.
  3. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center at 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 2020 Young Artist positions. Visit for more information.

Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. 

2020 Summer Festival
Cincinnati Opera’s 2020 100th Anniversary Summer Festival takes place June 18 through August 1, 2020, and features Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, the world premiere of William Menefield and Sheila Williams’s Fierce, Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, the world premiere of Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s Castor and Patience, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The 2020 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.

For additional 2020 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 summer. 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 mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences.


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