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Principal singers

Auditions for principal roles are by invitation and are offered only to artists who are represented by professional artist management or under very special circumstances. Artists’ representatives should address resumes to:

Artistic Administrator
Seattle Opera
1020 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Carmen Youth Chorus Auditions

Seattle Opera mainstage opera, sung in French

Seattle Opera is auditioning children 9-16 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only) for its mainstage production of Carmen both boys and girls encouraged to audition.

    • Children are asked to sing one memorized piece, in any language.
    • Children must bring sheet music with them.
    • Audition dates:
      Sept. 5, 2018 4p-7p, & Sept. 6, 2018 4p-7p
      Appointment necessary
    • Positions are volunteer

Camren performs May 4-19, 2019
(9 performances)

Rehearsal information will be available at the audition.

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email to sign up for audition time slot and to get additional information.

Seattle Opera Chorus

The Seattle Opera Chorus is a part time professional chorus. Each chorister is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Choristers should be able to physically perform basic stage direction. When possible, within the artistic parameters of a particular production, Management will make its best effort to make reasonable adjustments when requested. Such adjustments will be made solely at Management’s discretion.

The next Open Chorus Auditions will take place in March 2019. Check this website after September 1, 2018 for further instructions on how to apply. Auditions must be scheduled in advance and will be by invitation only. Only residents of Seattle and/or the greater Seattle metropolitan area are eligible to sing in the Seattle Opera Chorus.

Audition Requirements
Candidates should prepare and memorize three selections in three different languages, one of which must be in Italian. Two selections must be opera arias. The remaining selection may be an art song or an oratorio excerpt. An accompanist will be provided for the use of singers who do not provide their own.

How Your Audition Will Be Judged
Auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

      • a demonstrated level of musicianship with attention to correct pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
      • solid vocal technique
      • appropriate diction in the common operatic languages
      • large enough sound to carry in the theater
      • an appropriate choral sound according to the artistic standard set by the General Director
      • the ability to blend the voice
      • stage presence
      • dramatic sensibility



Placement auditions for The Youth Opera Project were held on June 14 & 16, 2018 and are now closed. Information about performances of this year's Youth Opera Project performances of The Odyssey will be available soon!


Teen Vocal Studio

The Teen Vocal Studio is a select group of the Pacific Northwest’s finest young singers created to help you build your skills and prepare your résumé for college. As a member of the Teen Vocal Studio, you’ll join one of North America’s leading opera companies to learn first-hand about pursuing a career as a singer. Seattle Opera will complement your own private lessons with your teacher, helping you build many other necessary performance skills with workshops in stagecraft, lyric diction (IPA), drama, movement, and musicianship. In addition, you will gain recital and performance experience—including a performance in a production of a complete opera. Studio members receive special access to company rehearsals, meet-and-greet receptions, and masterclasses with Seattle Opera’s renowned artists.

Auditions for the 2018/19 Teen Vocal Studio are closed.To be notified about future audition opportunities for youth at Seattle Opera, please email

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