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Opera Auditions

Children's Chorus in Puccini's Tosca


Dayton Opera announces auditions for the Children’s Chorus in its upcoming production of Tosca.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in the morning at Studio A in the Metropolitan Arts Center in downtown Dayton. The deadline to arrange an audition is 5pm, Monday, February 12, 2024.

Boys (with unchanged voices) and girls ages 8 – 17 are invited to audition. 

Tosca is performed in Italian and conducted by Neal Gittleman. A child soloist for the role of the Shepherd will be cast from among members of the Children’s Chorus selected for Tosca. All ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition. 

Tosca Rehearsals and Performances

Music Rehearsals: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 5-6:30pm
Wednesday, March 20, 6-7:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 9-10:45am
Staging rehearsals April 6, 8, and April 12-18. Children will be released when their scenes are completed. 

Performances will be Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 2:30pm at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. 

Audition Requirements

Saturday, February 17
Auditions will take place at the Metropolitan Arts Center, Studio A: 126 N. Main St. Dayton, OH 45402.

For this audition, the child should be prepared to sing from memory 16 measures of their favorite art song or folk song in a non-belt voice. Each child should bring a paper copy of their music for the pianist, whom Dayton Opera will provide. Pre-recorded accompaniment will not be used. Children will be called in groups of 5 and will be taught a segment of the music from the opera. There will be a pitch matching and voice range assessment. The deadline to arrange an audition is Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5pm.

Click below to arrange an audition time. Please contact Tim Crommes, DPAA Company Manager, with questions.  Your audition will be confirmed via email within 3-5 business days.  

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