Lyric Opera of Chicago – 23-24 La fille du régiment Solo Dancer Auditions

February 27, 2023
March 30, 2023

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with significant stage experience for its upcoming production of La fille du régiment, by Gaetano Donizetti. The production was originally staged by acclaimed director Laurent PellyKarine Girard is the choreographer and August Tye is the ballet mistress.

La fille du régiment is casting 10 male-presenting dancers and 1 male-presenting cover. The revival choreographer, Karine Girard is seeking dancers with exceptional ability in modern technique with strong musicality and rhythm. Applicants must also be strong actors. Dancers of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Rehearsals will begin October 9, 2023, with seven (7) performances running from Saturday, November 4 through Saturday, November 25, 2023.

The deadline to register for this audition is Thursday, March, 30, at 5:00pm CT

The schedule for Thursday, April 6 is as follows:

  • 9:00 am Check-in: must arrive by 9:30am
  • 10:00 am Warm-up class
  • 11:00 am Audition begins: should conclude no later than 5:00 pm, likely earlier

Due to COVID-19, Lyric currently implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants must show proof of vaccination, including a booster shot if eligible, in order to audition. We will keep applicants/hires updated if the policy changes.

For further information on audition requirements and registration, please email your résumé and headshot via attachment to Auditions will be by invitation only.

Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to gain access to the audition. All applicants must have valid eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for working permits for foreign dancers.

Artists at Lyric Opera of Chicago are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists. Should you be hired for La fille du régiment you will be required to join this union, if you are not already a member.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric Opera of Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.