Petite Opera Productions General Auditions 2018

Under Consideration:
Don GiovanniLa Rondine

Production Dates:  November 2018

Petite Opera Productions, a 501c3 non-profit professional company, will hold auditions for its 2018 Fall production on the following dates:

Saturday, March 17, 2018 (9A-6P)
Sunday, March 18, 2018 (7-10P)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (7-10P)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (12:30P-5P)

Productions under consideration are Mozart's Don Giovanni and Puccini's La Rondine

Classically-trained adults (ages 18+) and teens (ages 15-18) are invited to send in their materials for consideration.  All auditions will be held in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago northwestern suburb), by appointment only. Casting preference is given to Chicago-area* local adults and teens.

Seeking adults (ages 18+) to play leading and featured roles. Also seeking adults (age 18+) or teens (ages 15-18) to perform as members of the chorus.  Candidates should have strong, trained voices that can perform acoustically in a classical style (no body microphones will be used), good stage presence, strong character creation and movement, and ability to learn music quickly.

Request your audition appointment by emailing
Please enter “AUDITION REQUEST Fall 2018” on the subject line.

Attach the following to your email (note:  PDF, DOC, RTF file formats accepted)
    • Resume, including your phone number and email
    • Headshot in JPG format
    • Performance references (directors, conductors, teachers/coaches)
    • Online performance links (optional)
    • Performance Reviews (optional, .DOC, .PDF or .RTF format)

Audition appointments are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are by appointment only.

What to Prepare:   Two opera arias. One must be in English. 

Deadline to submit your materials: SAT MARCH 10, 2018 at 11:59PM Central time. 
If selected to audition, you will be notified via email, be advised details on what to prepare, location information, and be given instructions to self-select the best audition time from those available. 

Petite Opera Productions is a professional company that produces professional-quality opera, operetta, spooferetta and musical theatre.  The company specializes in comic and lighter works, performs works only in English, and is committed to introducing new patrons to acoustical live stage productions. The company casts complete performers—classically-trained vocalists who provide complete characterizations and dance/move well—and volunteer chorus, orchestra and dancers from the community.  Each production runs for 6 or more performances in an intimate, acoustic-friendly space (200 seats) without the use of microphones. The company takes a cross-over approach to all genre performed. 

*Please note that Petite Opera does not provide housing, transportation, or transportation reimbursement for performers.  Performers must be local Chicago-area candidates or those that can provide their own housing and transportation (to the northwestern suburb of Park Ridge) for the rehearsal period, which occurs up to three days per week and is spread out over a 12-14 week period (due to venue access).