This application closed on Friday December 9, 2022.
OPERA America’s Performer Development Network is hosting regional auditions in Houston, TX, on Thur., Jan. 5, and Fri., Jan. 6, 2023. Auditions will be held at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
We will hear singers who are local (living within a 200-mile radius of Houston), with priority given to students from regional MSIs (Minority Serving Institutions, including HBCUs) and self-managed singers.
Singers will register and submit recent video recordings in advance for pre-screening. At the auditions, they will be given 10 minutes of audition time to fill as they wish. In-person audition requirements: One aria no longer than 10 minutes or two or more shorter excerpts totaling no more than 10 minutes. A pianist will be provided for all auditions.
A panel of opera company casting professionals and artist managers will hear the live auditions, including but not limited to:
Eligibility: Min. age 18 years. No upper age limit. Video submissions must be from within the previous six months. Singers will be notified of their audition status by Monday, Dec. 19, via YAP Tracker.
All of the artists who applied to audition, whether or not they were accepted for an in-person audition, are invited to a professional development panel discussion
Friday, January 6, 7:30-9:00pm CT at Moores School of Music, University of Houston.
A panel of opera company casting professionals and artist managers will serve on the panel, including but not limited to:
• Eiki Isomura, artistic and interim general director, Opera in the Heights
• Laurie Rogers, director of the Young Artist Program and head of music staff, Opera Saratoga
• Brian Speck, director, HGO Studio at Houston Grand Opera
Discussion topics include:
We will also field questions from the audience.