Chorus Auditions
2016 | 2017
Positions for the 2017 Festival
OperaDelaware announces auditions for chorus positions for the 2017 Festival, which includes full productions of Rossini’s Semiramide and Cinderella (men only), and a concert performance of Rossini’s Mass, Petite Messe Solennelle.

Auditions will be held at the OperaDelaware Studio in Wilmington (4 S. Poplar St.).

Saturday, September 17 (1:30-5:30 pm)
Tuesday, September 20 (5-9 pm)

Please be prepared to offer two selections, one of which must be in a foreign language (preferably Italian).

There will be two levels of paid choristers: Level I will be paid $750 per production, and Level II will be paid $500 per production. Choristers selected to perform in the Petite Messe Solenelle will receive a $250 stipend. A limited number of volunteer community chorus positions will also be available.

If you performed in the chorus for the 2016 season, you do not need to audition for the 2017 season. You will still be considered for a position in the chorus, and will receive a “choral artist interest form” shortly.

Tentative Chorus Music Rehearsal Dates

Semiramide Tuesday March 7, 7 pm-10 pm
Sunday March 12, 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday March 14, 7 pm-10 pm
Sunday March 19, 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday March 21, 7 pm-10 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday March 28 7 pm-10 pm
Sunday April 2, 2 pm-5 pm

Cinderella (*Men Only) Monday March 20, 7 pm-10 pm
Monday March 27, 7 pm-10 pm
Wednesday March 29, 7 pm-10 pm
Wednesday April 5, 7 pm-10 pm
Monday April 10, 7 pm-10 pm (with Maestro)

Staging rehearsals for both operas begin Monday, April 10. A preliminary staging schedule will be given out at the audition. A finalized staging schedule will be distributed 45 days before the start of rehearsals. Staging rehearsals will be held during the evening and on weekends whenever possible.

Tech rehearsals for both operas are April 21-28 and will require some daytime rehearsal.

Semiramide Baltimore Concert Opera Schedule:
Thursday April 6: Dress Rehearsal in Baltimore
Friday, April 7: Concert Performance in Baltimore
Sunday, April 9 (matinee): Concert Performance in Baltimore

Semiramide OperaDelaware Performances: Saturday, April 29 at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington
Sunday, May 7 (matinee) at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington

Cenerentola Performances:
Sunday, April 30 (matinee) at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington
Saturday, May 6 at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington

Petite Messe Solennelle Schedule:
Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm-10 pm: Chorus rehearsal at the OperaDelaware Studio
Wednesday, May 3, 7 pm-10 pm: Chorus rehearsal at the OperaDelaware Studio
Thursday, May 4, 6 pm-10 pm: Dress rehearsal at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington
Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm: Performance at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington

Audtion Requests
To request an audition, please fill out THIS FORM.

Audition applications will be monitored daily. If you are granted an audition, we will send additional information including instructions for signing up for your audition appointment.

All questions should be directed to
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