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Opera Memphis is looking for Mid-South singers for its upcoming season!

audition dates

Monday, April 6 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 7 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Chorus (La bohème - August-October 2020)
Principal and Comprimario Roles 
30 Days of Opera performances
Outreach performances

auditions are by appointment only

For any questions or to set an audition time, contact Sarah Squire, Chief Operating Officer, at (901)202-4548 or by email.

Things to know for the audition
  • Prepare 2 contrasting songs, however we may only hear one. We would prefer one of the pieces be an aria or song in the Italian language. Prepared songs should be memorized.
  • If auditioning for principal or comprimario roles, please bring your headshot/resumé and list of selections. Please include at least one aria or musical theatre song in English.
  • Auditions will be held at the Clark Opera Memphis Center (6745 Wolf River Parkway).
  • An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. If you prefer, you may bring your own accompanist.
  • Chorus auditions are for ages 18 and up. Children and youth auditions will take place at an alternate time if needed.
  • If you are unavailable for the auditions and would like to audition at another time or submit a video recording for consideration, please contact Sarah Squire for more information.

Clark Opera Memphis Center
6745 Wolf River Parkway
Memphis TN 38120

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Audition DATEs:

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday, April 4 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Clark Opera Memphis Center
6745 Wolf River Parkway
Memphis TN 38120

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Youth ages 12 - 19

About the auditions:

Students are asked to prepare one selection in classical vocal music style (aria, art song, or musical theatre).
Please bring sheet music to the audition for the accompanist.
There will be a script reading and vocal exercises during the audition.
Auditions are free and for students ages 12-19.
Auditions are required in order ot be accepted into Session I or II.
These are not open auditions.
You must schedule an audition appointment with Bethania Baray either via email or at 901.202.4537.
If you are unable to attend one of the listed audition dates, a video audition is acceptable if received BEFORE the audition dates.

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