CINCINNATI–Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2016 Young Artist positions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2015

Young Artist positions are specifically for young, up-and-coming singers who wish to gain professional experience and exposure in the opera industry. Young artists will be engaged as Choristers in Cincinnati Opera’s 2016 Summer Festival productions. In addition to their chorus duties, Young Artists will perform at various donor and patron events and programs during the season, and may also be engaged to cover principal roles in rehearsals or perform comprimario roles in mainstage performances. Young Artists have the opportunity to work with distinguished professionals in the field, as well as experienced staff members, to build and enhance repertoire through private coachings. Rehearsals and performances for the 2016 Summer Festival will begin mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through July 29.

Audition Process

Auditions are by invitation through an application process. Not all applicants will receive an audition. Applicants who receive an audition are also eligible for positions in the 2016 Summer Festival Chorus.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application and submit the $25 application fee at
  2. Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will notbe accepted.
  3. Prepare four (4) arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.
Please email with any questions.
Please Note: Positions in the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival Chorus, principal cover, and comprimario roles in season productions are under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.
2016 Season
The 2016 Summer Festival, which runs from June 16 to July 29, will open with the sparkling Viennese operetta Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr. Next, Cincinnati Opera presents the world premiere of Fellow Travelers, with music by Gregory Spears and a libretto by Greg Pierce. The season continues with Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, and will close with a beautiful new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. All four mainstage productions will be presented at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Downtown Cincinnati due to renovation work at Music Hall. Cincinnati Opera will kick off the season with Opera in the Park, a free concert in Washington Park, on June 12. All performances feature the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
For additional 2016 season and casting information, please visit

Cincinnati Opera’s 2016 Summer Festival runs June 16 through July 29, featuring Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, the world premiere of Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce’s Fellow Travelers, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 12. Cincinnati Opera’s 2016 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, Macy’s, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.