Opera Colorado

Artist in Residence Program Application (2023-24)

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Deadline(s):
Received By Tue Nov 08, 2022

We will be hiring the following artists: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone or Bass and one Collaborative Pianist for the 2023-24 program.

Applicants who have been granted an audition for the 2023-24 Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program must choose between two options:

Option 1: Live audition in New York, NY on November 30, 3022 or December 1, 2022

Option 2: Recorded audition submission, due on December 19, 2022

Live Auditions in New York, NY

Live auditions will be held in New York, NY on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 and Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the National Opera Center. 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 as wel as an updated bio and headshot. No other live audition dates will be offered.

Recorded Video Submissions – Due Monday, December 19, 2022

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 in their application materials. 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 19, 2022.

Information for Collaborative Pianist applicants

Collaborative Pianists who have been granted an audition are encouraged to select to audition live in New York, NY. If a live audition is not possible, Collaborative Pianist candidates may submit a recorded video audition in lieu of a live audition. Audition repertoire will be provided in advance for both live and recorded auditions.

Please contact Bethany Wood, Manager at bwood@operacolorado.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

WE WILL BE HIRING: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone or Bass and one Collaborative Pianist for the 2023-24 program.
MM/DD/YYYY Format
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States in order to apply.

Contact Information

Please use the 2 letter standard state abbreviation where applicable (CO, UT, TX)
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields

Audio Recording or Video Clip

Please upload a total of two submissions: audio, video, or a combination thereof. Please do not upload more than two files in total or your form will not submit.
Number of audio and/or video (combined total) required: 2.
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Number of video and/or audio (combined total) required: 2.

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Headshot

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Resume

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Additional Information

A Cover Letter is a letter of introduction telling us something about yourself, your experience and why you feel you are a good candidate for this program. Number of documents required: 1.
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Please indicate what you will sing if chosen for an audition (complete all five).  If your repertoire list changes, please bring a typed list to your audition. SINGERS ARE REQUIRED TO LIST REPERTOIRE. Pianists are NOT required to list repertoire. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5
Education 1
Education 2
Education 3

Application Conditions

- I am available from September 5, 2023 –through June 9, 2024.
- I understand that I must be eligible to work in the United States of America in order to apply.
- I understand that housing will be provided during the residency. If I choose not to utilize the housing that is provided, I understand that I am responsible for providing my own housing, at my own expense.
- I understand that I am responsible for providing my own vehicle while in Denver.
- Due to the nature of the residency, it is not possible to have additional sources of employment. I understand that if committing to the 2023-24 Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program, it is my sole form of employment.
- I understand that if committing to the 2023-24 Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program, I will be considered for certain mainstage and cover roles in Opera Colorado’s 2023-24 season.
- I understand that my application materials must be received no later than November 4, 2022 in order to be considered for an audition. - I understand that I must submit recordings of 2 arias for pre-screening purposes.
- I have read the checklist and have included all necessary items in my application packet.
- I have read and understand the eligibility and audition requirements. (Eligibility and audition requirements can also be located at www.operacolorado.org)