2018-2019 Chorus Auditions – Kentucky Opera

Kentucky Opera will hold chorus auditions for its 2018-2019 season.

February 24, 2018
10:30am – 1:00pm
Brown Theatre Rehearsal Hall | 323 W. Broadway

By appointment only. Email

Kentucky Opera will hold auditions for choristers on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:30a – 1:00p, in the 2nd-floor rehearsal hall in the ArtSpace building in Downtown Louisville (323 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202). These auditions are for consideration for chorus roles in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (performances September 21 & 23, 2018) and Verdi’s Rigoletto (performances February 15 & 17, 2019).

Singers are to prepare 2 pieces, preferably one in English and one in either Italian and German. Classical, musical theater, religious songs, art songs, and arias are all acceptable. An accompanist will be provided.

All 2017-2018 chorus members will not need to audition again. All previous chorus members will have audition again. Rehearsal dates and times vary. Chorus rehearsals customarily start at 7:00 PM on weekdays and 2:00 PM on weekends. Rehearsals for The Magic Flute will start in August 2018 and rehearsals for Rigoletto will begin in January 2019.

Performances of The Magic Flute are Friday, September 21, 2018, at 8:00pm and Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 2:00pm. Performances of Rigoletto are Friday, February 15, 2019, at 8:00pm and Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 2:00pm. Production tech week rehearsals start at 7:00 PM time but make-up and costume calls can be as early as 5:30 PM. A preliminary rehearsal schedule will be available at the time of auditions and can be made available prior to the auditions upon request.

First-year chorus members will be compensated at an hourly rate of $9.00 & $90 per performance. Returning chorus members will be compensated at an hourly rate of $9.50 & $95 per performance. The chorus is paid in full at the final performance.

Auditions are made by appointment and can be scheduled by emailing Kentucky Opera at Please indicate any requested times. For more questions, please call 502-561-7934 or e-mail