May 6, 2019


(OMAHA, NE) – Opera Omaha will hold chorus auditions on May 28 and May 30, 2019. The Opera Omaha Chorus is comprised of paid, professional singers from Omaha, Lincoln, and the surrounding communities. Auditions are for placement on Opera Omaha’s chorus roster, from which our Head of Music will select the chorus members for each individual show. Singers placed on Opera Omaha’s chorus roster need not audition yearly for placement in shows.

Audition Dates and Times:
Tuesday, May 28 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, May 30 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Men and women auditioning for the Opera Omaha chorus roster must be at least 18 years of age and must be able to read music. Those auditioning are asked to prepare 2 songs for the audition, one in Italian and one in German. Arias, art songs, and oratorio are acceptable audition selections and must be performed from memory. Please provide a printed copy of all music, as an accompanist will be available at no cost. A performance résumé is suggested.

Location: Auditions will be held at the Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio, located at 1850 Farnam Street.
Deadline: Audition requests must be received by May 20, 2019.
Contact: To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Sean Kelly, Head of Music, at skelly@operaomaha.org or (402) 346-7372.

About Opera Omaha
Opera Omaha, the only professional opera company in Nebraska, began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original mainstage productions, presented at the historic Orpheum Theater, and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community. Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces and is highly regarded regionally for extensive community engagement and education programs. Opera Omaha also produces ONE Festival, an innovative spring festival, and facilitates a groundbreaking civic action initiative, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship — work that is key to Opera Omaha’s ongoing transformation from a performing arts organization to a cultural resource for the community. Visit www.operaomaha.org for more information.

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