Kentucky Opera is auditioning for the 2023/2024 Barbara and Halsey Sandford Studio Artist Program. Sandford Studio Artists participate in mainstage productions as principal, comprimario and cover roles as well as singing in the chorus. In addition, they participate in masterclasses, workshops, lessons and coachings and perform in recitals, community engagement, marketing and patron cultivation events and performances.
For the 23/24 season, we encourage late romantic (Italian), bel canto, Baroque, and an English selection as primary audition repertoire. All repertoire is subject to change.
The mainstage season begins in August 2023 and runs through April 2024. Artists will be contracted per role/production and not necessarily for the entire season. Additional engagements may be contracted outside of this time period.
Video submission requirements:
Prescreening for live auditions: Audio and/or video of 2 arias of contrasting styles (at least one video required).
Virtual auditions: 3 videos of arias in contrasting styles - one in Italian, one in English, and one of the singer's choice, all made within the last 6 months.
Live Auditions: You will be asked to sing several selections from a 4-5 aria package comprised of contrasting styles according to the preferences listed above.
Please note: this application is for SINGERS only. You can find the application for Pianists here.