Opera Naples Chorus
Auditions for the 2022-2023 Season will take place
Monday, September 12 from 6-9pm, by appointment.
The Opera Naples Chorus is an integral part of Opera Naples! Chorus members perform in mainstage productions, working side-by-side with renowned conductors, stage directors, and principal artists. Chorus members are enthusiastic community members whose abilities and experiences vary. Being a professionally trained musician is NOT required, nor is having experience in opera.
Auditions for the Opera Naples Chorus will take place on Monday, September 12 from 6-9pm, by appointment. Those auditioning should prepare one vocal solo of their choice and bring the accompanying sheet music for a pianist. The audition process will last approximately 10 minutes and will include the vocal solo, a range check, and a harmony check.
In the 2022-23 season, the chorus will perform in Carmen, Romeo et Juliette, and H.M.S. Pinafore. Choristers may be invited to perform in select productions or for the entire season. Rehearsals are normally on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am-12:30pm beginning in October. No experience in opera is required for volunteer positions. Paid positions are available for those with professional training and experience.
Romeo et Juliette - December 4 and 5 at Artis-Naples, semi-staged (chorus on risers). Performed in French. Rehearsals begin in October.
H.M.S. Pinafore - February 18 and 19 at The Wang Opera Center. Performed in English. Rehearsals begin in December.
Carmen - March 28 and 30 at The Festival Under the Stars. Performed in French. Rehearsals begin in December.
Schedule an audition today! Please contact Robin Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-963-9050 for more information.
Do you dream about performing on stage but lack musical talent?
Consider being a supernumerary! A super (for short) is an extra in an opera - someone who fills a role in the production but does not sing or speak. Experienced actors may enjoy being a featured super who has much to do on the stage while someone new to the stage could be put into a crowd scene. Contact Robin Frank at email@example.com or 239-963-9050 for more information.
Young singers with unchanged voices, ages 7-16, perform in Opera Naples mainstage productions when the repertoire calls for children. Past productions that have involved the youth chorus include Hansel and Gretel, Carmen, A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Boheme, and others. The youth are given an unforgettable opportunity to perform alongside professional singers on stage with an orchestra. Leading up to a production, the youth rehearse with Education Director, Robin Frank, who teaches them much about music and singing! About two weeks prior to a performance, staging rehearsals take place with the entire cast to put everything together. The number of rehearsals can vary according to the production but always occur on evenings and weekends.
Unfortunately, there are no productions in the 2021 season that involve the youth chorus. However, other opportunities exist for youth! Click below for information about our Student Apprentice Program or Summer Youth Program. Feel free to contact Robin Frank, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.