2021 Auditions

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Winter Opera St. Louis

Season 15

Season Information 2021-2022

The Gondoliers – January 14 and 16, 2022
UPDATE: Holiday Opera Concert – December 4
, 2021
Madama Butterfly– March 25 and 27 2022– sung in Italian

Auditions for principal and secondary roles in St. Louis or virtually via Zoom.


Friday, June 11, 2021 for live St. Louis audition

 Friday, June 25, 2021 for virtual Zoom audition

Materials Required:

Email the following to auditions@winteroperastl.org using “Auditions” as subject:

  • What roles you are auditioning for
  • Whether you will auditioning live in St. Louis or virtually via Zoom
  • The date you would like to audition and what preferred time(s)
  • Are you interested in Chorus? – St. Louis locals ONLY
  • Headshot
  • Resume – in PDF Format
  • Two (2) professional/organization references with contact information. We are not asking for a letter of recommendation.
  • A recording is NOT necessary, but we will accept links to recordings and websites only
  • $20 audition fee in St. Louis – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED A live AUDITION
  • $10 audition fee for Zoom audition – ONLY IF YOU ARE GRANTED a Zoom AUDITION
  • Once you are granted an audition we will give you instructions on how to pay the audition fee.
  • Additional skills you would like us to know about

Audition Information

Only qualified artists will be granted an audition.

A pianist will be provided for live auditions in St. Louis.

Virtual Zoom auditions must provide their own accompanist or may use recorded accompaniment.

Live Auditions in St. Louis
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10 AM-5 PM

Sunday, June 27, 2021 10 AM-4 PM


Winter Opera St. Louis Rehearsal Hall and Studios

2324 Marconi Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

Zoom Auditions

Monday, June 28 through Friday July 2, 2021 10 AM-4 PM daily

Link and audition time will be emailed to artists granted an audition.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare 4-5 arias from memory if you are auditioning for a principal or comprimario role
  • If you are auditioning for a specific role, please prepare an aria from the opera.
  • If you are auditioning for Chorus, please prepare 2-3 arias or art songs – St. Louis locals ONLY.

Opportunity Information
Housing is provided in St. Louis
Transportation to and from St. Louis is provided.
Our artist fees for comprimario and principals roles range from $800-$2,500.
Artists are brought in two and a half weeks before the production to rehearse.
Rehearsals are no more than six hours per day.
Chorus is hired locally
Most comprimario roles are cast locally

Theatre Location
Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
210 E. Monroe Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Season Information


The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan

Opera Concert – Variety of Operas greatest hits

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini



Performance Dates

The Gondoliers – January 14 – 16, 2022
Opera Concert – February 18 – 20, 2022
Madama Butterfly – sung in Italian – March 25 and 27 2022

Contact Information
Winter Opera St. Louis
2324 Marconi Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110