Auditions

Virginia Opera regularly seeks talent from the local area for the chorus, dance, and supernumerary actors for our upcoming productions.

Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program

Applications are currently OPEN for the 2020-2021 Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Please go here for more information.


Actors/Supernumeraries

Auditions are scheduled as-needed. Please go here for more information.

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Adult Chorus

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season are closed.

About the Virginia Opera Chorus

All chorus rehearsals take place in Norfolk, Virginia at the Harrison Opera House. Typical choristers live in either the Hampton Roads or Richmond areas. The number of rehearsal hours required varies by production, but choristers can expect to spend approximately two months on a production from first rehearsal to final performance. Performances are presented in Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax.

Virginia Opera is a professional chorus offering competitive compensation. Transportation and lodging are provided as appropriate for the Richmond and Fairfax performances.


Children’s Chorus

Children’s Chorus auditions for the 2019-2020 season are OPEN. Sign up for auditions HERE. Important season dates can be found HERE.

  • Auditions are Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-7:00pm – Harrison Opera House Grand Lobby. Auditionee and a Parent/Guardian are required to attend for the entire audition time on their assigned day.
  • Auditionees must be between the ages of 7 and 12 by the time of audition.
  • No prior experience is required, but auditionees with prior training in singing/acting are encouraged to audition. Auditionees should prepare a short song that shows off their confidence and singing ability. Additional group and individual activities will take place during the audition process.
  • Audition slots are limited and on a first come basis. The Parent/Guardian will receive an email confirmation by Friday, August 9 confirming the audition date and providing additional details.

About the Virginia Opera Children’s Chorus

All children’s chorus rehearsals take place in Norfolk, VA, at the Harrison Opera House. Typical child choristers live in the Hampton Roads area. The number of rehearsal hours required varies by production, but children can expect to spend approximately two months on a production from first rehearsal to final performance. Performances are presented in Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax.


Dancers

There are currently no auditions scheduled for the 2019-2020 season.