Chautauqua Opera

Chautauqua Opera Company 2024 Young Artist Program

This application closed on Friday September 15, 2023.

Chautauqua Opera Company is currently accepting applications for its 2024 Young Artist Program. 

Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2024 season will feature two productions, and employ up to 12 Young Artists.

Production #1: Three short chamber operas will be presented in a site-specific production on Chautauqua Institution’s grounds. A.E. Reverie and Love, Loss and the Century Upon Us, both receiving their world premieres, are the first two installments in The Summer Place, a new opera based on Chautauqua’s 150-year history. These will be paired with Pepito to make a 60-minute presentation which will have 4 performances.

Production #2: The Falling and the Rising will be given one performance in Chautauqua’s Amphitheater. 

All roles, with the exception of The Colonel, will be sung by Young Artists. All roles will be covered by Young Artists.

Ancillary Events: Based on individual assignments, Young Artists in previous seasons have been asked to sing a concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, perform art song recitals, community outreach “Opera Invasion” events, and educational performances under the auspices of an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) contract for Apprentice Artists, and Chautauqua Institution contract for Studio Artists. 

Application Screening and Audition Review Process

Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this year’s audition process. 

Step 1: Applications for Chautauqua Opera Company are due September 15

Step 2: Notifications of second-round video auditions will be sent by October 14.

Step 3: Applicants who are granted a video audition will be required to record and submit two selections in one continuous video recording (without stopping the camera). Repertoire for video auditions will be selected by the singer.

Step 4: Record your video audition and submit by November 12.

Please refer to our Opportunity Listing for more details regarding the application requirements, role descriptions, and audition review process, or review our FAQ page:

Please contact Helen Hassinger at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Information

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Maximum age limit: 35. Applicants should have completed their final year of undergraduate studies as of June 2024.
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 2023, valid through the program's duration, in order to be considered for this program.

Contact Information

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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
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Selection 2
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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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