Florida Grand Opera – 2023-2024 Chorus Auditions

May 1, 2023
May 12, 2023

Florida Grand Opera
2023-24 Chorus Audition Information

Audition date and time:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – 7:30-9:30 pm EDT
Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 7:30-9:30 pm EDT

Audition location:
FGO’s Doral Center
8390 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33122

Who: Open to singers who reside in South Florida who wish to be considered for Auxiliary Chorister positions in the Florida Grand Opera Chorus.

All voice types will be considered, with particular interest in Altos and Tenors.

FGO Chorister Compensation Rate for 23-24 Season:

Rehearsals (hourly): $21.85-$25.08
Performance: $171.53-$197.28

Season Repertoire:

La traviata

  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Performance language: Italian
  • Anticipated dates:
    • Music (tentative): October 14-October 22, 2023
    • Staging/tech rehearsals: October 23-November 9, 2023
    • Performances:
      • Miami: November 11, 12, 14, 2023
      • Fort Lauderdale: November 30, December 2, 2023



  • Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
  • Performance language: Italian
  • Anticipated dates:
    • Music (tentative): December 27, 2023-January 6, 2024
    • Staging/tech rehearsals: January 8-25, 2024
    • Performances:
      • Miami: January 27, 28, 30, 2024
      • Fort Lauderdale: February 8, 10, 2024

La bohème

  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Performance language: Italian
  • Anticipated dates:
    • Music (tentative): March 9-19, 2024
    • Staging/tech rehearsals: March 20-April 4, 2024
    • Performances:
      • Miami: April 6, 7, 9, 2024
      • Fort Lauderdale: May 2, 4, 2024


Audition requirements:

  • Three memorized selections from the opera, oratorio, and art song repertoire in three different languages. One must be in Italian.
    • Selections may or may not be heard in full.
  • One of these selections must be an opera aria
  • Range assessment
  • It is not necessary to bring your own pianist, one will be provided. Please come prepared with legible sheet music for them to read.


Audition panelists:
Jared Peroune (Chorus Master)
Matt Cooksey (Director of Artistic Administration)

Evaluation criteria:

- A demonstrated level of musicianship with attention to correct pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing and interpretation
- Solid vocal technique
- Accurate diction
- Adequate volume for size of the theater
- The ability to blend the voice
- Stage presence and dramatic intention


To schedule an audition:

  • Please send a performance resume and your audition time availability to Jared Peroune at by Friday, May 12, 2023 by 5:00 PM EDT. Specific time requests will be considered based on availability. Once your materials have been received, FGO will contact you to schedule your audition. You must schedule an audition ahead of time – applicants without a scheduled audition time will not be heard. You will be notified of your confirmed audition time by the evening of Friday, May 19, 2023.

FGO does not provide transportation expenses for choristers from their home to rehearsals or performances in either Dade or Broward counties. Compensation for all choristers shall be in the form of hourly fees for all rehearsals and a performance fee for all performances.

The Florida Grand Opera Chorus is a part-time professional chorus. FGO Chorus rehearsals take place on weekday evenings and weekends. Wages are subject to the AGMA agreement with Florida Grand Opera. Florida Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.