Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Union Avenue Opera’s 2017 Festival Season.

The application is available through YAP tracker by either clicking on the following link or by copying and pasting the link into your browser window.

No audition will be granted without submission of an online application.

Applications will be reveiwed, and auditions granted, on a rolling basis. There is no guarantee audition times will still be available at time of posted deadline.

Once all audition times are assigned, Union Avenue Opera will place interested applicants on a waitlist and fill cancellations from said list as they become available. While it is not guaranteed, it is highly likely that you will be moved from the waitlist to the audition list if you are placed on it.

Audition Dates:
St. Louis, MO ($10 audition fee)
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Submission deadline: Open until filled or Monday, December 19, 2016

New York City, NY ($35 audition fee)
Wednesday, February 1, 20167
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Submission deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Season Dates:

Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring – July 7, 8, 14, 15
starring Christine Brewer as Lady Billows
Directed by Tim Ocel
Conducted by Scott Schoonover
Rehearsals begin June 19

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel – July 28, 29, August 4, 5
Directed by Ken Page
Conducted by Scott Schoonover

Rehearsals begin July 10(additional chorus rehearsals early June, 2017)

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel – August 18, 19, 25, 26
Director TBA
Conducted by Kostis Protopapas
Rehearsals begin July 31 

An accompanist will be provided at all locations.

Union Avenue Opera will not be hearing for the role of Lady Billows in Albert Herring. Union Avenue Opera does not hire covers.

To be considered for the chorus you must audition in St. Louis on January 6 or 7 and provide own local housing and transportation.

UAO does not accept (or consider) audio submissions in lieu of a live audition. UAO does not hear auditions outside of scheduled audition dates. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Click here to pay your audition fee. You will need the password sent to you through YAP Tracker. All audition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. $10 St. Louis, $35 New York.

Agents wishing to submit artist(s) should download the 2017 Agent Submission Form and email it to auditions[at] Incomplete forms will not be accepted and must be sent by the agency listed on the form. Individual singers wishing to be considered should complete an application through YAP Tracker.

Printable Rep List:
Print and complete either the Principal/Comprimario rep list form or the Chorus only rep list form and bring it with you to auditions.
Principal/Comprimario: Principal and Comprimario Rep List
Chorus: Chorus Only Rep List

UAO will notify all artists late February after auditions are complete and casting decisions made. Please do not call the office inquiring feedback or results.