Charlottesville Opera

2023 Emerging Artist Auditions

This application closed on Monday October 17, 2022.

First round auditions will be via video submission for the 2023 season. Callback auditions will be held in NYC on Dec 5-6 or virtually.

Charlottesville Opera provides Emerging Artists with an enriching way to enhance their professional careers. Singers have performance opportunities not only in mainstage productions at The Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville but also in cover runs, performances in Broadway, Opera Greats, and New Music Concerts. Emerging artists will experience a wide array of training and performing experiences.

2023 Summer Season:

Guys and Dolls (Frank Loesser)

Tosca (Giacomo Puccini)

Roles and covers are available in both productions.


All artists will be required to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 a minimum of two weeks prior to beginning rehearsals in Charlottesville.  By signing a contract the artist is agreeing to this health requirement, and proof of vaccination will be submitted.

Emerging Artists will be in residence in Charlottesville, VA from June 4 through July 17.  This is a paid program, with compensation varying based on role assignments and ranging from $1,000 - $2,500.  

Additionally, host housing (private room/bath in a donor's home) will be provided. Transportation to, from, and within Charlottesville is the responsiblilty of the artist. Charlottesville is a largely suburban area. Uber and Lyft services are not widely available. Artists are encouraged to bring their own vehicles or work out ride shares with fellow artists. The company will not reimburse for in town transportation.  

Contact Information:

Charlottesville Opera

226 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA  22902 


Come Sing with us in historic Charlottesville!

The city of Charlottesville, located in west central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.  Known for its architectural and historical significance and natural beauty, Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s house Monticello, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Downtown Charlottesville features one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the United State with stores, restaurants, and civic attractions.  The city hosts world-class entertainment such as Charlottesville Opera and has an active, highly regarded arts and theater community.  

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Applicants will submit the following:
  1. One operatic aria.
  2. One musical theater piece.

Please note the recording requirements above. You must submit the appropriate recordings to ensure consideration of your application form. Number of video and/or audio (combined total) required: 2.

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Video submissions are strongly preferred. Please note the recording requirements above. You must submit the appropriate recordings to ensure consideration of your application form. Maximum number of audio and/or video (combined total) permitted: 2
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Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.