Winter Opera St Louis


Season 18 Winter Opera St. Louis Audition Announcement

HMS Pinafore  
Anna Bolena  
Die Zauberflöte

Auditions for principal and secondary roles in St. Louis or New York
Friday, May 10th, 2024 for both St. Louis and New York Auditions

Materials Required
Email the following to using “Auditions” as Subject:

  • What roles you are auditioning for
  • Whether you will be auditioning live in St. Louis or New York
  • The date you would like to audition and what preferred time(s)
  • Are you interested in Chorus? – St. Louis locals ONLY
  • Headshot
  • Resume – in PDF Format
  • Two (2) professional/organization references
  • 2 recording links to audio or video recordings and websites only
  • $20 audition fee for LIVE audition in St. Louis – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED A live AUDITION
  • $35 audition fee for LIVE audition – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED a Live audition in New York
  • Once you are granted an audition, we will give you instructions on how to pay the audition fee.
  • Additional skills you would like us to know about

Audition Information
Only qualified artists will be granted an audition.
A pianist will be provided for live auditions in St. Louis and New York

Auditions In New York – St. John’s in the Village
224 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 10am -5pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 10am – 5pm

Live Auditions in St. Louis, MO – Winter Opera St. Louis Rehearsal Studios
2324 Marconi Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63110

Friday, May 17, 2024 10 am – 5pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024 10 am – 4pm

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare 4-5 arias from memory if you are auditioning for a principal or comprimario role
  • If you are auditioning for a specific role, please prepare an aria from the opera
  • A monologue will be required for any principal auditioning for H.M.S. Pinafore only.  We are no longer requiring one for Die Zauberflöte. While not mandatory, memorized lines are ideal. Please note: Not all principal artists will be asked to perform a monologue. The casting team will determine its necessity at the time of your audition.
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  • If you are auditioning for Chorus, please prepare 2-3 arias or art songs – St. Louis locals ONLY

Opportunity Information
Housing is provided in St. Louis
Transportation to and from St. Louis is provided, however we give preference to artists who drive their own vehicles, we offer gas reimbursement up to $300
Our artist fees for comprimario and principal roles range from $800-$2,500.
Artists are brought in two and a half weeks before the production to rehearse.
Rehearsals are no more than six hours per day.
Chorus is hired locally
Most comprimario roles are cast locally

Theater Location
Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
210 E. Monroe Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Season 18 Information

HMS Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan – Sung in English – All roles available
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti – Sung in Italian – All roles available
Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart – Sung in German with English dialogue – All roles available

Opera / Operetta

Performance & Tentative Rehearsal Dates

At Winter Opera St, Louis, we believe that everyone has a voice and when people feel respected and included, they will be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within our organization and will continue to expand our knowledge to help create a more equitable environment for all.