Employment/Auditions 2018/19 Season (Updated 2/12/18)
St. Petersburg Opera Company, St. Petersburg, Florida
AUDITIONS FOR PRINCIPAL AND COMPRIMARIO ROLES AND POSITIONS IN
OUR EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM AND CHORUS FOR THE 2018/2019 SEASON
SPO is pleased to announce auditions for its thirteenth season. Productions for the 2018/2019 include:
DON GIOVANNI (Mozart, mid-Oct),
SEASONAL SPARKLE 2018 (Holiday Show),
KISS ME KATE (Cole Porter, early February) and
PUCCINI FESTIVAL: SUOR ANGELICA & GIANNI SCHICCHI (mid-May) and
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (late June.)
Auditions will be held in NEW YORK CITY on APRIL 5, 6, 7, and 9, 2018
and in ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA ON APRIL 12, 13, and 17, 2018 at the company’s main stage performance venue, the Palladium Theater.
SPO hears both managed and unmanaged singers at these auditions, but auditions are granted by invitation only upon review of artist materials. To apply for an audition, you must email your complete application to Michael Roberts, Artistic Administrator, at email@example.com .
Please do not write the Artistic Director, Mark Sforzini, with your request.
Requests from agents as well as unmanaged singers will only be handled through Michael Roberts, Artistic Administrator.
Only completed applications will be considered, and shall be handled on a first come first serve basis.
A completed application includes
1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) headshot, and 4) the repertoire list you intend to offer at the audition.
Applications lacking any of these components will not be considered.
Please do not send audio files at this time unless asked to do so.
Please specify in your cover letter whether you are seeking an audition in NYC or St. Petersburg.
You may also include additional information such as the roles for which you are auditioning as well as whether you are seeking employment as a Principal or Comprimario and/or our Emerging Artist Program.
Mr. Roberts shall attempt to notify applicants of their status within a week of receipt of artist’s materials. Those accepted to audition will need to pay an application fee of $30 (cash or check) at check-in prior to auditioning. An accompanist is provided for auditions in both NYC and Florida.
You may choose to bring your own accompanist. Those artists who provide their own pianist may pay a reduced application fee of $20.
Deadline for NYC requests is March 20, 2018.
The deadline to apply for an audition in St. Petersburg is March 29, 2018.
SPO will not be scheduling additional audition dates or private auditions. Submitting materials before deadline does not ensure an audition. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the dates fill up quickly and well before the deadline.
Repertoire for the 2018 – 2019 includes
Mozart DON GIOVANNI (in Italian) Performances on Oct. 19, 21, and 23, 2018
Rehearsals to begin approx. September 18, 2018
Cole Porter KISS ME KATE Performances on Feb 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10, 2019
Rehearsals to begin approx. January 3, 2019
SUOR ANGELICA + GIANNI SCHICCHI (double bill, in Italian) Performances on May17, 19, and 21, 2019 Rehearsals to begin approx. April 15, 2019
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (in Italian) Performances on June 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30, 2019 Rehearsals to begin approx. May 15, 2019
SPO is also seeking applicants for the following positions in conjunction with our 2018/2019 Season
- Stage Directors
- Stage Managers & Assistant Stage Managers
- Costume Designers
- Costume Managers
- Set Designers/Builders
- Technical Directors
Interested individuals in the above positions should mail or email a cover letter and resume materials to Michael Roberts, Artistic Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Petersburg Opera, 2145 First Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Mailed applications may include work samples.
Please do not email files over 10Mb!