LOCAL CHICAGO SINGERS AND ARTISTS OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold general auditions for prospective opera singers to participate in future Lyric Unlimited programming, which may include the annual fall school tour and spring chamber opera. All ethnicities welcome, artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists should be local to the Chicagoland area.
AUDITIONS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY
For consideration please email resume, headshot, and audio or video recording of at least two arias to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ‘Lyric Unlimited Auditions’ in the subject line.
Deadline for submission is Wednesday April 27. ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS
Auditions will take place at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 40 North Wacker Drive (stage door) as follows:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:00am – 2:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2022 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Auditions will be awarded based on review of submitted materials.
Not all applicants are guaranteed an audition and all auditions must be done live in Chicago.
Applicants will be notified if they have been granted an audition by Monday May 2.
Walk-ins will not be seen.
Successful applicants are expected to prepare at least two opera arias that best demonstrate their vocal ability. One aria must be in English, the other may be in a contrasting language. Arias must be memorized. Lyric Opera of Chicago will provide an accompanist; artists must furnish a legible copy of each aria in the correct key for the accompanist.
Artists at Lyric Opera of Chicago are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Should an artist be hired they will be required to join this union, if they are not already a member.
NOTE: 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.
About Lyric Opera of Chicago and Lyric Unlimited
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form. Lyric Unlimited is Lyric’s department devoted to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives. To learn more about Lyric’s current and future season, visit lyricopera.org. Join the conversation with @LyricOpera on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.