Vocal Competition and The Magic Flute (Retold) Auditions - October 2022

MASSOPERA VOCAL COMPETITION AUDITIONS AND THE MAGIC FLUTE (RETOLD) AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN PERSON. PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Auditions for both the preliminary round of the competition (with feedback provided from judges) AND The Magic Flute will occur *simultaneously* in October 2022.

*** Please note that applications are now closed

Singers may choose to audition for BOTH, or choose either the Competition only or Flute only.

Some of the casting for The Magic Flute will occur directly from the first audition, while a callback [November 6th] for The Magic Flute will be held in late October for principal roles.  Details are below!

WHEN & WHERE

Combined auditions for the 2022 Vocal Competition and the 2023 production of The Magic Flute will take place at Old West Church – 131 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114, (near Beacon Hill and Government Center in Boston).  The preliminary and semi-final rounds of the Vocal Competition will both happen at Old West Church:

Preliminary Round Auditions (Vocal Competition AND Magic Flute)
Old West Church | Boston
Friday, October 7th – 4 PM to 9 PM (no space left)
Saturday, October 8th – 11 AM to 5 PM (no space left)
Tuesday, October 11th – 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (no space left)

Semi-final Round Auditions (Vocal Competition only)
Old West Church | Boston
Friday, October 14th – 5 PM to 9 PM
*** please note that you must be available to compete in the semi-final round to place in the finals, unless you choose to sing for comments only during the preliminary round.

Vocal Competition Finals
Longy School of Music | Cambridge
Saturday, October 15th – 6 PM to 7 PM
*** please note that final round of the competition will have 5 finalists only, and will be held as part of the MassOpera Party, in Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.  You must available for the preliminary and semi-final rounds to place in the finals.

The Magic Flute Callbacks
November 6th 2022 from 3 PM to 6 PM (location and information TBD)

The Magic Flute Rehearsals and Performance
The Magic Flute rehearsals will begin in early April 2023.  Tech week is May 5th-11th 2023.  Performances are May 12th-21st 2023.  Tech week and performances will be at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University,  525 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111.

WHO

Auditions are open to all musical theatre singers.  MassOpera gives equal opportunity to all artists and welcomes and encourages people of any race, color, age, gender identity or expression, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, ancestry, nationality or ethnicity, geographical origin, immigration status, socio-economic status, and/or veteran status.

AUDITON FEE

If you are only auditioning for the Vocal Competition, which guarantees written feedback from the judges, the application fee is $45.  If you are only auditioning for The Magic Flute, the audition fee is $10.  You can audition for BOTH the Vocal competition AND The Magic Flute, and the application fee is still $45, and also comes with guaranteed written feedback.

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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Vocal Competition Requirements ONLY:
* One aria in English
* One aria in Italian
* One aria in a foreign language of your choice (not English or Italian)

The Magic Flute only:
* One aria in English
* One aria in a foreign language of your choice (not English)

*** Bringing works by BIPOC, Female, and LGBTQ+ composers and librettists is highly encouraged, with the understanding that not all singers will have these works in their ready-to-go repertoire yet.


VOCAL COMP PRIZE MONEY

  • 1st Place – $500
  • 2nd Place – $400
  • 3rd Place – $300
  • Encouragement Award – $100
  • Encouragement Award – $100
  • Audience Favorite – $200 (this can be any of the five finalists)

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE LOOK BELOW

PLEASE NOTE:  Audition applications will go live September 1st.  If you have any questions about the audition process please email auditions@massopera.orgThank You!

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