The Palm Beach Opera Chorus is currently accepting applicants for its 20-12 season.
The Palm Beach Opera Chorus will be featured prominently in the company’s 20-21 season repertoire, which includes Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème,” Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles,” Vincenzo Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi,” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”
All singers interested in joining the chorus may submit recent audio or video recordings for consideration, along with resumes or biographies detailing experience. When available, submitted recordings should include two classical songs or arias with piano accompaniment, but under the current circumstances, a cappella recordings are also acceptable. Materials should be sent to Sarah Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15. Singers who are currently on the 2020 roster will no longer be required to re-audition, and detailed information about season schedules with a request for availability will be distributed in the coming weeks.
Auditions are available for male and female singers ages 18 and older. Professional singers with training and experience with operatic literature and performance, and availability for evening and weekend work from November through April, are encouraged to apply for this paid opportunity.
Led by Associate Conductor Greg Ritchey, the Palm Beach Opera Chorus is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence. In recent seasons, South Florida Classical Review has praised the ensemble’s “razor-sharp intonation and glowing, well-blended tones” in “Madama Butterfly,” hailed their performance in “Tosca” as “superb” and “refined,” and singled out their “rich and balanced” singing in last season’s “La traviata.” Following their “polished” and “ethereal” singing in this season’s acclaimed performance of “Turandot,” the Palm Beach Opera Chorus looks forward to building on their success in next season’s exciting repertoire.