Pittsburgh Opera will be holding its annual live audition tour in New York City and Pittsburgh. In addition, we will be working together with other resident artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.
Pittsburgh Opera currently requires all applicants participating in a live audition to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to their scheduled audition date. Any applicant who is unable to comply with the vaccination requirement is asked to choose the virtual audition option.
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 11.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 7. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 11.
Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 19.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 4.
LIVE AUDITIONS (Pittsburgh Opera Only)
Step 1: Apply to Pittsburgh Opera as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 11.
Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Pittsburgh Opera will be sent by Monday, November 7. Information about showing proof of vaccination will be sent with audition notifications.
Step 3: Attend your live audition.