Chautauqua Opera

Chautauqua Opera Company 2022 Young Artist Program

This application closed on Wednesday September 22, 2021.

Chautauqua Opera Company is currently accepting applications for its 2022 Young Artist Program.   

Chautauqua Opera Company celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Young Artist Program in 2018, and after a Virtual Young Artist Program in 2020 returned to live in-person performances for the 2021 season. In 2022 the Young Artists Program will continue to be the center of our summer assembly programming.  We are excited to share that the Chautauqua Opera Company 2022 Season will produce 

  • Thumbprint, by Sankaram / Yankowitz 

  • Tosca, by Puccini / Illica, Giacosa 

  • The Mother of Us All, by Thomson / Stein 

Chautauqua Opera Company has once again decided to join in the consortium being organized by Houston Grand Opera in order to help streamline this season's application process for all Young Artists.  Chautauqua Opera Company's application deadline is later than some other consortium companies, but all subsequent deadlines align with the consortium timeline.

Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared audition process.  

Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications for Chautauqua Opera Company are due Monday, September 20. 

Step 2: Notifications of second-round video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit your audition aria list. 

Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12. This aria list must contain five (or more) selections, four of which must be operatic, reflecting at least three languages, including English. You will choose your starting aria. 

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be sent on Friday, October 20. 

Step 5: Record your video audition and submit the video to each company by Sunday, November 5. 

Please consult the following links for guidance on best practices for creating your video audition:

Please contact Daniel Grambow at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Information

Maximum age limit: 35. Applicants should have completed their final year of undergraduate studies as of June 2021.
Please note: the Chautauqua Opera Company can NOT provide a visa for non-US citizens. You must already have or be able to procure a work or student visa before your contract begins in June 2021, valid through the program's duration, in order to be considered for this program.

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Education and Training

**Please indicate dates and whether or not the contract was an AGMA apprenticeship Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4

Other Requirements

For US citizens, a copy of your passport photo page or birth certificate will suffice; for foreign nationals, please provide a copy of your visa. Number of documents required: 1.
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Please provide passport photo page, driver's license, or other government issued photo ID with birth-date. Number of documents required: 1.
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One in English (oratorio accepted, musical theater not accepted), one in a foreign language. Number of selections required: 2.
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