Artist Audition Information

Our 72nd season:

L'elisir d'amore
Orphée aux Enfers
The Tender Land
Children's opera: Cinderella

Four full-scholarship awards are available for Emerging Artist applicants who audition vitually for priority consideration by December 1. Those selected for these awards will be notified by December 20 and will commit to joining the OIO 2023 Company by January 6. Those not selected in early admission will be given priority consideration for admission before February 13.

Click here for the OIO 2023 Vocal Artist ApplicationYou will be taken to YAP Tracker.com to complete it. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the YAP Tracker website for details).  The final application/audition deadline is February 5, 2023.

Questions?  First, search this website thoroughly THEN email auditions@opera.org.

  • All applicants will complete the online form and upload:
    • a one-page résumé
    • a headshot (black and white or color)
    • If applying for financial aid:  download the OIO Scholarship application 2023 here.  Complete fully and upload to your application.
  • If applying for an online audition 
    • Pay the nonrefundable application/audition fee by credit or debit card securely within YapTracker:  $25 for virtual video auditions.
    • Upload three video selections that you certify have been recorded since September 2022 (see instructions and guidelines below)
    • Submit a short, informal video (1-2 minutes, recorded on your cell phone is OK) in which you share:
      • 1) how you most need and want to grow as an aspiring artist, and
      • 2) how you believe being a member of the 2023 OIO company and that experience would further those goals.
      • Plan but don’t script it.  Have fun, we want to get sense of your personality and what you would bring to the company.
  • If applying for a live audition:
    • Pay the nonrefundable application/audition fee by credit or debit card securely within YapTracker:  $40 for live auditions ($25 application plus $15 audition fee; an accompanist will be provided).
    • You may upload one selection as a prelude to your live audition
    • Once your application is accepted, you will schedule your audition on YapTracker:

YOUR VIDEO AUDITION

Our video audition procedures align with those recommended by Opera America.  Download here: Opera America remote audition guidelines 6-2020.  Watch this:  A short video about filming and recording your audition.  The final deadline for submitting a video audition is February 5, 2023.  

Recording your video audition:    

  • Prepare three selections, at least one in Italian and one in English. One selection may be an art song or musical theater piece.
  • Accompaniment of a live pianist is best, using a piano track is acceptable.
  • You may submit selections recorded since September 2022.
  • If absolutely needed for safety, singing with a mask is acceptable.  It would be much better to record in a large space allowing you to sing without a mask but possibly your accompanist masked.
  • Any location or background is acceptable, a large room is best.
  • If possible, 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.
  • At the beginning of your recording state your name once and what you will sing before each selection.  
  • Do not lip-sync or manipulate the audio recording (adding reverb, splicing, etc.).
  • Above all, before uploading to YAP Tracker make sure that the video and sound qualities are as good as possible.

During the continuing pandemic, the conditions under which you are auditioning might be difficult; we understand these challenges. Know that at least two of the submitted videos will be reviewed in their entirety by the Artistic Director who will focus on the quality of your voice, artistry and presentation not on the technical quality of the recording.

 

Cinderella and Prince Charming
Anna Montgomery as Lucette and Hayley Shoemaker as Le Prince Charmant in 2021’s Cendrillon

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

Artist inquiries
auditions@opera.org
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General inquiries
info@opera.org

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

479-253-8595

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