The Company Manager (CM) reports to the Director of Artistic Administration (DAA) and coordinates the administrative and logistical needs for both the Artistic and Production departments in conjunction with the Marketing, Development, and Finance staff to support the day-to-day artistic and production operations.
Please email resume with cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include Company Manager in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
Audition Locations and Dates
Dayton, OH USA: Wed 17th May 2023
Dayton, OH USA: Sat 20th May 2023
Auditions are Wednesday, May 17 (5:30– 8pm) and Saturday, May 20 (2-5pm) at the Mathile Theater located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402.
Singers are asked to perform two contrasting pieces from memory. At least one selection should be in English. Selections do not have to be from opera repertoire. An accompanist will be provided for the audition at no charge; however, singers must bring sheet music for their audition pieces. No unaccompanied auditions are allowed.
Dayton, OH USA
Prince Orlofsky’s Grande Masquerade
Prince Orlofsky’s Grande Masquerade
Sept. 16-17, onstage rehearsals begin Sept. 12
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
Nov.4-5, 2023, rehearsals begin Oct. 16
April 20 – 21, 2024, staging rehearsals start April 1
Additional music rehearsals will be scheduled in advance of staging for all productions.
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance invites singers to audition for paid positions in the 2023-2024 Dayton Opera Chorus.
Payment is provided
Audition Location and Date
Detroit, MI USA: Fri 26th May 2023
May 26, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held at Boll Rehearsal Hall, Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway – Detroit (Enter at Stage Door on Madison Avenue)
For Education and Community Engagement Events:
Art song: Die Nacht by Strauss with a soprano provided by Detroit Opera
A short solo piano piece demonstrating technical ability
Have an interest in playing for community engagements such as performances for schools, hospitals, and independent living centers
Have an interest in working with young students to develop their musical skills, exploring songwriting, and building new works
For Mainstage Repetiteur Work:
Playing and singing: An accompanied recitative and aria, by Mozart of your own choice
Playing and singing: Act 2 of Puccini’s La bohème (until after Musetta’s aria) while following a conductor
Playing and singing: One of the two following arias: Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos: Composer Aria (Komponist) or Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: “No word for Tom…I go to him”.
Please note: For each of the selections we ask that you play the piano reduction as well as sing each of the individual vocal parts. We are not testing your ability as a singer; do not worry if it does not sound “beautiful.” What we are ascertaining is your absorption of the basic content of the voice parts, and your ability to demonstrate this while simultaneously playing the piano reduction.
Detroit Opera announces the following audition:
Pianist for Detroit Opera Mainstage & Department of Education and Community Engagement
Detroit Opera is seeking to identify pianists who are interested and available for contract work with Detroit Opera’s Department of Education and Community Engagement, as well as with our mainstage productions.
Payment is provided
Branden Hood, Detroit Opera Program Coordinator: email@example.com
Nathalie Doucet, Head of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Giulio Gari Foundation was created to continue the legacy of Giulio Gari by recognizing and helping young singers. Through its annual international vocal competition, the foundation acknowledges exceptional vocal talents by awarding them with financial support, mentorships and introducing them to the professionals in the world of opera.
REPORTS TO: General Director & CEO
LOCATION: Greater Boston Area
The Artistic Director is an eminent creative in the field, possessing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and professional connections to draw upon in leading the artistic vision of BLO. Their chief duty is to manage and direct the organization's performance and artistic programming wing. The Artistic Director reports to the General Director & CEO and partners with the Music Director. The Artistic Director's planning and decision-making will be informed by 1) Company strategic and artistic priorities; 2) Company equity and inclusion principles; 3) Feedback from team members, including artistic/production, development, and marketing; 4) Performance venue size, acoustics, and other properties; 5) Budget parameters.
Designing the Company's performance season is a pivotal part of the job. It involves leading the decision-making process for selecting repertoire and artists and stewarding the commissioning process for new works. They direct the artistic planning process for mainstage, digital, and ancillary programming and partner with our education and public programming teams to support Company goals. In all of BLO’s artistic work, the Artistic Director will commit to a programming model that centers a diverse experience and invest in opera as a multiracial and multicultural art form that invites everyone to see themselves in our repertoire choices and on our stages and screens. The Artistic Director is responsible for cultivating relationships with artistic personnel in the field and identifying artists and collaborations, such as co-productions. They contribute dramaturgical and musical insight to productions and creative teams. This person will be the communication bridge between the artistic development process and marketing, public engagement, and development needs.
The Artistic Director will continue BLO’s tradition of presenting a well-balanced offering of repertoire each season, bringing Boston a full spectrum of opera experiences that contribute to the City’s rich cultural landscape. BLO has a unique artistic planning cycle. Performances are produced in a wide variety of spaces, from The Colonial Theatre to a basketball court, and the venues confirm dates in January of each year for the upcoming season. A typical season includes four mainstage titles that are a mix of classic titles and new works presented as standard proscenium productions and site-specific installations. The Artistic Director is a creative problem solver who has the opportunity to build season programming in a variety of performance spaces. The General Director & CEO leads the venue planning for the Company and partners with the Artistic Director, Music Director, and Senior Leadership in the annual space needs and long-range venue planning.
The Artistic Director resides in the Greater Boston area and spends a meaningful amount of their time each year in Boston, participating in the rehearsal process, attending performances, and engaging with BLO staff, supporters, and the Boston community. They establish an active presence in the Boston community and the international opera community through participation in civic activities, discourse, panels, and advocacy and in dialogue with BLO’s community to recognize the needs of the community. Along with the General Director & CEO, the Artistic Director is a spokesperson for BLO, which means they need to have excellent public speaking and communication skills for various internal and public presentations and interviews. They must be ready to represent the artistic vision and programs of the organization persuasively and articulately. In addition, they contribute to fundraising efforts and participate in the cultivation and stewardship of Board members, donors, and other funders.
The Artistic Director may be selected to produce work or perform in some BLO productions each season. They are also encouraged to engage in other artistic opportunities and performances outside BLO, whether in Boston or other cities, to continue their own creative work and to be an ambassador for BLO in other communities, promoting BLO and identifying artists and partner companies.
This individual will have responsibilities for relationship management with artists, artist managers/agencies, and community partners.
POINTS OF INTEREST FOR CANDIDATES
BLO has engaged P&C Consulting to manage the search and hiring process. Resumes should be submitted via the job posting instructions or sent directly to Amy Allen at email@example.com.
All resumes will be reviewed by Amy Allen.
Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a preliminary zoom meeting with Amy Allen to ensure the qualifications and interests of the candidate are in alignment with the BLO.
After the zoom screen, qualified candidates will be scheduled for an initial virtual interview with the General Director & CEO. Other members of the Artistic Leadership may join this session.
After the initial virtual interview with General Director & CEO, qualified candidates will interview in person with the General Director & CEO and other members of the Search Committee. BLO will pay for out-of-town travel and housing expenses for this round.
After the Search Committee interviews, identified finalists will have the opportunity to meet and greet with BLO’s community, including Board Members, Artists, Staff, and Community Members, in person in a setting to be determined (town hall and/or cocktail reception). BLO will pay for out-of-town travel and housing expenses for this round.
The hiring decision will be made by the General Director & CEO with input from the Search Committee and all participants, and the job offer will be extended.
The start date will be determined in partnership with the finalist.
We anticipate the Artistic Director's compensation package to be in the highest tier of the Company. We have strategically and intentionally left the salary range for this position fluid because several factors will go into the compensation package, including year-round responsibilities, the number of full-time work weeks in Boston and part-time work weeks while pursuing non-BLO artistic opportunities, and, if applicable, BLO performance/production assignments on union or non-union agreements based on their discipline. We will have deliberate salary conversations with all candidates in the first zoom screen meeting in order to fully understand each candidate’s needs. Our interest is to be fair and equitable but also to ensure that we don’t have candidates self-select out of the process based on salary alone, as some research suggests. Additionally, P&C Consulting, our third-party HR consultants, conducted a compensation analysis of current market ranges for each full-time position in the Company. At a minimum, BLO is committed to paying every full-time employee in the 25th percentile of the market. We invite you to discuss this commitment with Amy Allen. If this position and our organization fit with your experience, skills, core values, and passion, then please send us your resume!
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION & INQUIRIES/NOMINATIONS
This posting is a summary of the full job description. To request the complete job packet, which includes detailed duties, qualifications, and organizational background, or to submit an inquiry or nomination, please contact Amy Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10+ years with specialization in opera, vocal music, or theater with proven experience in artistic producing and a demonstrated knowledge of vocal technique and casting
Working knowledge of opera repertoire and roles, new works, and familiarity with contemporary composers, librettists, and creators
Experience in union work environments and interpretation and implementation of union agreements, preferably with experience with AGMA, IATSE, and AFM
Experience in non-traditional producing settings
Evidence of demonstrable and specific action taken in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in a similar environment is critical.
Experience working with and coaching artists
We invite you to come on a journey-- a time that you create to make time for yourself and your voice. Away from the demands and distractions of our busy lives and performing schedules. Come join us in September 2023 for a Bel Canto Vocal Intensive Retreat at Il monastero dell’angelo in the hills outside Lucca, Italy.
Here, you will have the time and space to focus on your craft. During these two weeks, we will be presenting daily vocal masterclasses to refine and calibrate your vocal technique with the principles of Bel Canto, with special attention regarding posture, appoggio, portamento, legato, messa di voce, registration and vowel balance. The aim is to refine the use of the singing voice naturally and economically, and to acquire the ability to harmonize a secure singing technique with one's own artistic expression. In addition, we will be tying all our technical work together and harmonizing our minds, hearts, and bodies, to deliver our purest artistic intentions.
Come join us, and be a part of this special journey.
CV with repertoire
Two arias (one of which will be an Italian aria)
Please also send a separate document 150 words or less about what you are expecting with your time in the program and what you would like to work on.
Please contact Dr. Michael J. Polo, Executive Director at email@example.com with any questions regarding this application.
Contract Type: Fixed term 7 August 2023 – 31 March 2024
ENO’s ambition is to achieve greater diverse representation and this forms part of our inclusion strategy which will continue to evolve and develop over time to reflect the society in which we operate in our work on stage, in our audiences and in our workplace.
Ethnically diverse singers currently represent 12% of the permanent ENO Chorus. We believe that ethnically diverse singers are not only under-represented in opera choruses, but face additional barriers in accessing adequate mentoring and training. This fellowship was established to begin to address this issue. The fellowship aims to offer ethnically diverse singers the opportunity to develop their career in a supportive environment.
Payment is provided
Audition to be held October/November 2023, Selected candidate to begin February 2024
Atlanta, GA USA
Die Fledermaus in English
Operatizers! scenes program
July 28, 2023 - March 15, 2024
Peach State Opera, Georgia’s premier touring opera company, will hold live auditions on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2023 for its 2023-2024 touring season. Under consideration is a touring production of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” (Revenge of the Bat). We will also hear auditions for our scenes program, “Operatizers.” Help us share the thrill of live opera with small communities in Georgia and adjacent states!
For Fledermaus, we are auditioning for 9 principals, 4 choristers SATB, and 1 male actor for whom no singing is required. Music and dialogue rehearsals will be in the Atlanta metro area Fri. evening, Sat. & Sun., on July 28,29,30, with blocking rehearsals scheduled for the week of August 7-12. Performances in the Georgia region are currently being finalized and will occur on select weekends in mid-September through October 2023, and mid-January through mid-March 2024.
Payment is provided
Singers are paid per performance, and housing is provided for each of the tour weekends. PLEASE NOTE: Peach State Opera does NOT provide travel allowances, nor does it provide housing for the rehearsal periods.
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE: To serve as the primary support to the Rehearsal Department by casting/hiring/managing Supernumerary Adults & Children, Studio Teachers, and Child Wranglers, as well as coordinating/managing associated personnel: Child Principals, Child Choruses, Chaperones, Representatives, and Guardians. To administer daily Rehearsal Department duties in order to support Main Stage artists/staff, Opera Center, Merola Opera program, and SFO staff members through the scheduling process and by overseeing the general facilitation of the rehearsal and performance process. To aid in the compliance of COVID protocols and testing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Supernumeraries (Extras) & Associated Personnel (Adults, Children, Studio Teachers, Wranglers, Chaperones/Representatives)
Arranges and executes casting calls, auditions, or Q&A meetings for Supernumeraries
Re-engineers and Maintains the Supers and Child Supers Database including latest measurements and casting information
Creates a Supers Preference form including information for each production. Sends received receipts & tracks submissions on database
Reviews Production materials to confirm the number and quality of Supernumeraries needed for a given production. Plans the use of Adult and Child Supernumeraries per production with the Rehearsal Department Director. Coordinates casting supernumerary slots based on production needs from the existing supernumerary database; scouts for and develops mechanisms for identifying new supers.
Responsible for recruiting, casting, and management of the Supernumeraries for each opera production; communicates with directors, designers, etc. to cast supernumeraries that fit a specific productions needs; communicates with the Costume Director and Costume Supervisors to effectively cast Supers that fit existing costumes, when applicable.
Schedules all Supernumerary Measurement sessions and Costume Fittings; distributes the Super Fitting Schedule, as needed.
Creates & maintains an extracted schedule for all Adult & Child Supers, Child Choruses/Representatives, Studio Teachers, and Wranglers on a per-production basisusing the weekly master & budgeted rehearsals as a template; communicates the schedule and all super-related notifications to the Supers cast in each production
Creates & maintains a per-show Contact sheet (for Rehearsal Department usage only) for Adult/Child Supernumeraries, Child Choruses/Representatives, & Studio Teacher/Wranglers, as well as a Casting List for Supers & Child Choruses to be shared with Production & Communications.
Requests Supernumerary ID badges & provides the Supers with HR/Media/personal paperwork. Compiles ID badge requests for child chorus organizations and chaperones.
Prepares the Studio Teacher/Wrangler Letters of Agreement, PANs, and New Hire Information; oversees and schedules studio teachers, wranglers, and chaperones. Collects all employment/company paperwork for studio teachers (and/or wranglers) including employment packets, time sheets, ID badge requests, sick time submissions, teacher certificates & parking reimbursement.
Prepares the sign-in sheets for the Supernumeraries and/or associated personnel for each production; checks-in Supernumeraries and associated personnel before rehearsals/performances and communicates absences to production team. Maintains the Super Call Board by creating and posting sign-in sheets, schedules, and miscellaneous notes.
Works with the Rehearsal Department Director & Rehearsal Administrator to ensure compliance of the State of California Child Labor Laws & the collective bargaining agreement between Studio Teachers (IATSE Local #16) and SFO. Must be prepared to learn California Child Labor Laws and help explain the limitations of such laws to the parents/guardians and to members of the Company.
Works with parents to complete New Hire Paperwork for all Child Supers (including liaising with parents and the California Division of Labor Board to procure Entertainment Work Permits); works with Studio Teachers, Wranglers, and Chaperones to create a safe and productive plan for moving Child Supers around the WMOH and associated rehearsal venues.
Manages changing child labor laws, minimum wage increases, the permit to employ minors, and late-night waiver submissions
Tracks Super, Child Super, Studio Teacher, and Wrangler Hours, utilizing Sign-in Sheets for Payroll purposes; Compiles payment requests and distributes payments for all Supernumeraries
Attends pre-season, weekly schedule, & Tech Department Heads meetings (if available) to coordinate the scheduling of day-to-day activities. Observes rehearsals as necessary and might need to stand-in as a Supernumerary when applicable.
General duties shared by the Rehearsal Department
Assists in the general management of the Rehearsal Department, including the hiring/ training process of new staff members.
Covers the rehearsal office so that there is always a staff member physically present during an opera related activity (rehearsal or performance) either on or off-site. Fields questions from artists while they are in San Francisco and directs artists to the proper person.
Administers incident report paperwork; disseminates incident report/workers comp documentation to the proper parties.
Must gain on-the-job training of local Health Orders/Company COVID Safety policies, as well as different Covid testing processes.
Assists in the administration of company COVID testing and testing preparation, including answering questions, supervising individual testing processes, ensuring protocol compliance, keeping results confidential, and maintaining an accurate account of testing sign-in sheets.
Must be prepared to gain a general understanding of other Collective Bargaining Agreements-in addition to the CA Child Labor Laws
Schedule Based: Cross-references Weekly Master Schedules against departmental calendars; Assists in proofing Chorus, Orchestra & Dancer Master Calendars. Assists with the Rehearsal Department weekly coverage schedule and helps with the creating, distributing, posting & archiving the daily, weekly, and bi-weekly schedules; as well as reviews the War Memorial Bi-Weekly & Monthly Calendars (Opera House, Davies, Zellerbach, Herbst & Wilsey) and communicates any discrepancies. Inputs artist release information into the release database. Assists with scheduling same day rehearsal spaces, coaching studios, & dressing roomsas well as booking conference room requests into the Outlook calendar.
Compiles a ticket voucher list for Artists Guests for open final dress rehearsals; works the Artist Guest door or in the office for final dress rehearsals to distribute vouchers & to confirm that all guest admittance policies are being observed.
Show Based: Assists in ensuring that all artists are accounted for prior to rehearsals and performances; contacts all principal artists & the maestro the morning of each performance to confirm wellness, call times, and backstage guests. Compiles a backstage guest list for each performance, updates this list throughout the performance, and prepares the backstage guest list/passes for the door guards Assists in the preparation of the performance sign-in sheets for on-call/on-duty staff members (Executive, Managing Directors, Artistic, Music Staff, Tech), In-house Doctor, & Covers
Directs and/or escorts artists to rehearsal spaces both within the WMOH grounds and external venues. Unlocks the rehearsal spaces, coaching studios, and dressing rooms at the WMOH and reports any maintenance issues.
Compiles ID badge requests for artists, staff, guests, & house doctors. Prints and distributes Rehearsal Department reference cards containing important phone numbers & email addresses
Retrieves and distributes mail, invitations, flowers/gifts, and phone message/package notifications to artists/staff. Handles personal needs of artists/production teams when necessary, such as: food, medicine, taxis
Assists with creating and changing the dressing room placards according to the onstage rehearsal or performance.
Maintains the Rehearsal Department call board by posting the current version of pertinent information
Assists Security and House Management with access and/or clearance for guests or unescorted opera patrons
Responsible for general office maintenance; assists in ordering or purchasing office, hospitality, & medical supplies
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
Minimum two years of stage related experience in theatre, opera, music, or performance arts desired
Experience in opera / music and the performing arts preferred
Knowledge of opera production scheduling and opera repertoire preferable
PREREQUISITE SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
Must have reliable daily attendance and punctuality, as well as maintain a high level of confidentiality
Provides a welcoming and friendly environment for guest artists, company members, patrons and volunteers; must be able to recall a large quantity of names, dates, and times
Ability to anticipate & solve problems quickly, with an aptitude for crisis management, maintaining a professional demeanor under pressure
Must communicate in a clear, professional, and patient manner by phone, in writing, and in person
Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically in a team and with others, to take initiative / work with confidence, and to establish productive working relationships and interact effectively with a wide range of personalities and working styles
Must be able to set priorities; coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet firm deadlines
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, late night services, and split shifts
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook & an understanding of web-based applications
Knowledge of foreign languages, particularly German, Italian, or French desirable, but not necessary
Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner while working in an environment with a high level of noise and distractions
Must have the ability to work in onstage conditions: to see clearly in low-light situations such as are common backstage and in the theatre; walk and stand on complex stage settings throughout day-to-day activities
Ability to sit at a computer/desk for up to eight hours per day; must be able to deliver schedules and escort artists to rehearsal spaces