Vocal Artist Information

Artists from our postponed 2020 season have been invited to join our 2021 Company. There will be some roles to fill and they will be cast by YouTube auditions in January and February. More information will be posted in October.

Revised audition procedures will be published in October

  1. Submit a completed OIO Artist application 2020
  2. If applying for scholarship,  Scholarship application 2020
  3. Include a one-page résumé listing education, opera/musical theater experience.  Include roles and opera scenes performed and other related skills and experience (instrumental, dance, theater, etc.)
  4. Include a headshot — black & white or color
  5. A check or money order for the $50 nonrefundable application fee, payable to “IPFAC.”

Submission of materials online (except YouTube links) is not possible.  Please send all required materials to:

OIO Artists Auditions   7260 N. San Maria Place   Tucson, AZ  85704-1949

Read the posted materials and application forms carefully.  If you still have questions email Yvonne at auditions@opera.org.

Monica Music & Sarah Pistorius, Le nozze di Figaro, 2017

Video Auditions

Our video audition procedures will be announced soon but will align with those established in May 2020 by  Opera America.  Download here: 

Opera America remote audition guidelines 6-2020



Our 2019 procedure:

YouTube/DVD auditions

Video record three selections, as above, with your own accompanist.

At the beginning of your recording state your name, state what you will sing before each selection.
Focus your camera so that we see you head to foot.  Make sure that there is good lighting so we can see your facial expression without shadows, if possible.  Above all, make sure that the sound quality is as good as possible.  Check your links to make sure they are functioning and not private.

Upload to YouTube,  and email the following to auditions@opera.org.  

In the subject line:    Last Name, First Name, voice type, program YouTube audition.  

In the body of the email, functioning links to three individual selections with titles. 

Alternatively, mail a DVD to:

Opera in the Ozarks – Auditions
7260 San Maria Place
Tucson, Arizona 85704


Your Live Audition

Note:  there will be no live auditions for the remaining positions in our 2021 Company.

Prepare 3 Selections:
1 Italian, 1 English, 1 of your choice

One selection may be an art song or musical theater piece. A pianist is provided for all live auditions but you may bring your own accompanist if you wish.

Live Audition Deadlines:

Application deadlines for receipt of complete applications are 2 days before the desired live audition (see Live Audition Schedule).  We are often able to accommodate requests up until the day of the audition.  In this case, email auditions@opera.org to schedule a time.  There are sometimes  opportunities for walk-ins on the day of the audition.

Daniel Loganbill, David Young in Die Fledermaus, 2018

Inspiration Point Fine Arts
16311 US-62
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Artist inquiries

General inquiries

Opera in the Ozarks
P O Box 127
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632


Opera in the Ozarks does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Opera in the Ozarks is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit company.