Chorus and Comprimario Auditions

Sep 5, 2023

Opera Omaha will hold chorus and comprimario (supporting role) auditions on September 28 & 30, 2023.

The Opera Omaha Chorus is comprised of singers from Omaha, Lincoln, and the surrounding communities. These auditions are for placement on Opera Omaha’s chorus roster, and for casting supporting roles within the season, as they occur. Chorus members are selected for each individual show, not the entire season. This is a paid position.

Since Opera Omaha has a new Head of Music/Chorus Director, former members of the chorus are encouraged to re-audition, so he can become familiar with each individual voice for placement on the roster.

Thursday, September 28, 2023 – 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023 – 2:00-5:00pm

Auditions will be held at the Opera Omaha Rehearsal Space, located at:
2215 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, NE, 68102

Please prepare 2 selections from memory for the audition. One should be in English, the other may be in any other language you choose (Italian, German, French, Spanish, etc.). A variety of genres (arias, art songs, oratorio) are all accepted. Please bring a hard copy of your selections for the pianist, who will be available to you at no cost. Please also provide a copy of your performance resume the day of the audition.

Register online

Once registered, our artistic administrator will reach out to you with the specific time of your audition.

Chorus and comprimario opportunities available for the remainder of the 23-24 season:

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (sung in Italian)

  • Performances on February 16 and 18, 2024
  • Conducted by Steven White, directed by E. Loren Meeker
  • Rehearsals begin approximately the third week of January.

In addition to being cast in the chorus, there are 3 comprimario roles which will be cast from our roster of chorus members:
Giuseppe, tenor
Commissioner, baritone or bass-baritone
Featured chorus member, baritone or bass – solo line in the 2nd Act.

El último sueño de Frida y Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank (sung in Spanish) – Midwest Premiere

  • Performances on May 3 and 5, 2024
  • Conducted by Ilyich Rivas, directed by Lorena Maza
  • Rehearsals begin approximately the last week of March 2024.

In addition to being cast in the chorus, there are 8 comprimario roles which will be cast from our roster of chorus members:
Aldeano #1, baritone
Aldeano #2, tenor
Aldeano #3, bass-baritone or bass
Frida Image #1, soprano
Frida Image #2, mezzo-soprano
Frida Image #3, mezzo-soprano
Guadelupe Ponti, soprano
Young Man, tenor

If you are not interested in being considered for a comprimario role, please indicate that on the audition form, or tell the Head of Music at the time of your audition.

We seek applicants from ALL backgrounds to join our teams and encourage our employees to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work.
Opera Omaha is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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