Employment/Auditions 2023/24 Season


(Updated February 16, 2023)

SPO is pleased to announce auditions for its 18th season. 2023/24 productions include: ALCINA, TURANDOT, and LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Also included in the season will be a PINOCCHIO, a HOLIDAY SHOWCASE, and many community engagement programs. Please read all the following information before requesting an audition. Auditions will be held MAR 31 & APRIL 1, 2, 3, 2023 in NEW YORK CITY and in ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA ON APRIL 13, 18, and 19, 2023 at the company’s main stage performance venue, the Palladium Theater.

SPO will hear both managed and unmanaged singers at these auditions, but auditions will be granted by invitation only upon review of artist materials.

To apply for an audition, you must email your complete application to Artistic Administrator Michael Roberts at 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 processed and approved on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited. A completed application includes 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) headshot, and 4) the repertoire list you will offer at the audition. Applications lacking any of these components will not be considered. No audio files please. Please specify in your cover letter whether you are seeking an audition in NYC or St. Pete. You may also include additional information such as the role(s) for which you are auditioning as well as whether you are seeking employment as a Principal and/or our Studio/Resident/Emerging Artist Cover Programs. Mr. Roberts shall attempt to notify applicants of their status within a week of receipt of artist’s materials. An accompanist is provided for auditions in both NYC and Florida. Those accepted to audition will need to pay a fee of $25 (cash or check payable to St. Pete Opera) for the pianist at check-in prior to auditioning. You may choose to bring your own accompanist. Those artists who use their own pianist may pay a reduced application fee of $10 at check-in. The deadline to apply for an audition in either city is March 15, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the dates fill up quickly and well before the deadline. SPO will not be scheduling additional opera audition dates or private auditions.

Repertoire for the 2023 – 2024 Season includes:

  • Handel ALCINA (in Italian) Performances on Oct. 13, 15, 17, 2023
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately September 14, 2023
  • Davies PINOCCHIO (English) Early- to Mid-November 2023
  • Puccini TURANDOT (sung in Italian) Performances on March 15, 17, 19, 2024
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately Feb 15, 2024
  • Donizetti LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (in Italian) Performances on June 7, 9, 11, 2024
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately May 9, 2024
  • SPO HOLIDAY SHOWCASE Repertoire TBD: Rehearsals TBD
  • Performances: December 16 and 17, 2023

Local singers auditioning only for CHORUS must prepare two selections from memory; one in
Italian and the second in another language.


SPO is also seeking applicants for the following positions in conjunction with our 2023/24 Season

  • Stage Directors
  • Stage Managers & Asst. Stage Managers
  • Costume Designers
  • Costume Managers
  • Set Designers/Builders
  • Technical Directors

Individuals interested in the above positions should mail or email a cover letter and resume materials to Michael Roberts, Artistic Administrator, at 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!