Auditions

Employment/Auditions 2024/25 Season

ST. PETERSBURG OPERA COMPANY, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA AUDITIONS FOR PRINCIPAL AND COMPRIMARIO ROLES AND POSITIONS IN OUR STUDIO/RESIDENT/EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAMS AND CHORUS FOR THE 2023/2024 SEASON

(Updated March 1, 2024)

SPO is pleased to announce auditions for its 19th season. 2024/25 productions include: SAMSON ET DALILA, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and CARMEN.  Also include 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 APRIL 12, 13, 14, 15, 2024 in NEW YORK CITY and in ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA ON APRIL 8 and 22, 2024 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 office@stpeteopera.org. 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, 2024. 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 2024 – 2025 Season includes:

  • Saint-Saens SAMSON ET DALILA (in French) Performances on SEPT. 27, 29, OCT 1, 2024
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately September 14, 2024
  • Davies PINOCCHIO (English) Early- to Mid-November 2024
  • Sondheim A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (sung in English) Performances in March 15, 2025
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately mid- Feb 2024
  • Bizet CARMEN (in French) Performances on June 2025
  • Rehearsals to begin approximately mid- May 2025
  • SPO HOLIDAY SHOWCASE Repertoire TBD: Rehearsals TBD
  • Performances: December 2024

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

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

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 office@stpeteopera.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!