This application closed on Friday November 5, 2021.
We will be hiring one Soprano, one Mezzo-Soprano, one Tenor, two Baritones, one Bass-Baritone and one Collaborative Pianist for the 2022-23 program.
Applicants who have been granted an audition for the 2022-23 Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program must choose between two options:
Option 1: Live audition in Denver, CO on January 5, 2022
Option 2: Recorded audition submission, due on December 20, 2021
All applicants granted an audition must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which option they are choosing. Responses are due no later than November 24, 2021. Once your response is received, you will be assigned the appropriate status and you will be able to either select your time slot for a live audition in Denver, CO on January 5, 2022 or upload your video audition submission by the December 20th deadline.
Live Auditions in Denver, CO
Applicants that choose the option to audition live will be required to travel to Denver, Colorado and sing on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Live auditions will be held in Denver, CO on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Studio Loft in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. A pianist will be provided. Applicants are asked to provide the audition panel with a printed list of the repertoire they will offer at their audition. No other live audition dates will be offered.
Recorded Video Submissions – Due Monday, December 20, 2021
Applicants that choose the option of a recorded video audition will receive a list of 3 arias to record, selected from the repertoire list they provided. They email will come from Cherity Koepke, Director of the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program, email@example.com. The selected arias must be recorded in one continuous take and with live piano accompaniment. If it is not possible to record with live piano accompaniment, applicants must contact Opera Colorado to request an accommodation. Video auditions are required to be uploaded to YAP Tracker no later than December 20, 2021.
Information for Collaborative Pianist applicants
Collaborative Pianists who have been granted an audition are encouraged to select to audition live in Denver, CO on January 5, 2022. If a live audition is not possible, Collaborative Pianist candidates may submit a recorded video audition in lieu of a live audition. Audition repertoire is as follows:
Sing and play (select two from this list)
Carmen by Bizet Act II quintet, "Nous avons en tête une affaire"
La bohème by Puccini from Act I, scene 1 up to Schaunard’s entrance
Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart “Aprite un po' quegli occhi”
Rigoletto by Verdi
“Caro Nome” – sing and play
“La donna mobile” or “Questa o quella” (select one) – sing and play
Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
“Je veux vivre” – sing and play
The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan
“Oh is there not one maiden breast” – sing and play