The Pirates of Penzance, 2024

Calling all Choristers 

Kentucky Opera holds open roster auditions for choristers every two years. We want to hear you. 

Singing storytellers—drama, tragedy, comic relief. The talented choristers are integral to Kentucky Opera productions and community. These are paid positions for the upcoming seasons. 

Chorus members participate in mainstage productions at The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre and Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health. In addition to artistic growth and learning new music and styles, Kentucky Opera Choristers may participate in comprimario roles, community engagement, recitals, singing at small events, ballgames, and as ambassadors for the Kentucky Youth Opera.  

Rehearsals and performances typically occur on evenings and weekends, with one performance happening on a weekday during daytime hours. 

Audition Dates  
Sunday, April 21, 2024,1–6 pm  
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1–6 pm 
All auditions will take place at the Opera Center for Cultural Health (708 Magazine Street). 

Audition Requirements

  • Chorus members must be at least 18 years of age.  
  • Reliable personal transportation 
  • Chorus members must be able to lift up to 20-30 pounds.   
  • All singers need to prepare two pieces of music from memory.  
  • Western Classical, musical theatre, religious songs, art songs, and arias are all acceptable.  
  • Please bring copies of the music you will be singing. 
  • If available, please bring headshots & resumes.
  • An accompanist will be provided for you. 

Fill out application form here. A confirmation email will be sent after submittal. Please note we will make every effort to accommodate audition scheduling needs and requests.

If you have questions, please contact susannah_biller-kness@kyopera. 

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