Opera Audition Information

What are the operas that are being performed this year?
We will be performing Menotii's The Telephone and Moore's Gallantry.

When are the opera performances?
The Operas will be performed on Friday January 19th, 7 p.m. and Sunday January 21th, 7 p.m. at Porter Theater on Westmont Campus

Should I audition for the opera even though I've had limited vocal experience?
Absolutely! Professor Sara Rockabrand (srockabrand@westmont.edu), the opera vocal coach, is happy to help you with your audition. Please reach out to her directly.

When are opera auditions?
Opera auditions will be held on Sunday Sept 24th from 2-5 p.m.

Where are opera auditions?
Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room (Music Building, Room 113)

How do I sign up for an audition?
Please click the "Schedule an Audition" button below. 

Schedule an Audition

What should I prepare for the auditions?
Please prepare the excerpts linked below, for your voice part from both operas for the audition. Along with the pdf of the excerpt, there are also recordings of the vocal parts and the accompaniment. If you are interested in one of the main roles, while you can audition with an art song or an aria, the faculty would prefer that you audition with at least one of the excerpts from the list.  If there are 2 excerpts listed, you are welcome to do one or the other, or both if you are being ambitious!

Audition Excerpts

What if I am not sure if I want to audition for opera, but I am curious about what it is and would love to find out more.
There are also roles with minimal singing. If you are ever curious about how an opera comes together and want to be a part of the fun, please come join us! You are welcome to audition with an art song, an aria, or any song that you currently have prepared.

Lastly!
Calling all dramatic students!!! Your innovative ideas and snazzy skills are needed for crewing the fantastic 2024 Spring Opera. Available jobs include: Stage Manager, Costume Manager, Prop Manager, Set Overseer, Dramaturge (if you don't know what this is, look it up.  It may be the coolest job in theater!), Lighting Assistant, and Crew, among a myriad of other exciting positions.  Email the Stage Director, Christina Jensen, christina.joan.jensen@gmail.com, with your interest and desired position.  We will meet sometime in late October to create our plan of action for the Spring.  Prepare yourself for a show of modern marvels and futuristic fun!

When is Opera Boot Camp?
Opera Boot Camp will start on Monday January 1st. More details to come after auditions.

Please email Dr. Lin (rlin@westmont.edu) if you have any questions.