General Audition


Thank you for your interest - the deadline for General Auditions 2019 has passed.
Unless you are Cecilia Bartoli, we look forward to hearing you in 2020.
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Preliminary Application
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Materials to be submitted:

•Resume and Headshot
•Audio or visual recording of 17th- or 18th-century repertoire

Based on preliminary selections, those invited to audition will be notified by October 15th.


Selected invitations notified by October 15, 2019
Live audition dates: November 2-3, 2019
Location: DePaul University

Singers invited to audition are to provide 3-5 selections. Jory Vinikour will accompany auditions.

Repertoire requirements:
Please choose 17- and 18th-century repertoire with a variety of languages:

•Italian (Required)
•English (Required)
•Either French or German
•Selections with recit are recommended

Suggested composers: Monteverdi, Cavalli, Cesti, Mozart, Scarlatti, Haydn, etc for Italian; Lully, Gluck, Charpentier, Rameau for French; Purcell, Blow for English; Telemann, Bach, Mozart for German.

Singers will also be asked to prepare a spoken poem which will be workshopped with HOC Stage Director, Sarah Edgar. Sarah will work briefly on movement and gesture in audition.

Many thanks for your interest to sing with Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago's premier early opera company.