Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Union Avenue Opera’s 2019 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 reviewed, 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
Friday, January 18, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019

New York City, NY (times TBA)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019

Applications will be accepted until the deadlines outlined below or until all audition slots are filled.
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Open until filled or January 4, 2019

Approved applications subject to audition fees (NYC $40; STL $15). There is no fee for artists auditioning for CHORUS ONLY.

2019 Season Dates:
Bernstein’s Candide – July 5, 6, 12, 13
Rehearsals begin June 17 (additional chorus rehearsals May/June)

Puccini’s La bohème – July 26, 27, August 2, 3
Rehearsals begin July 8 (additional chorus rehearsals May/June)

Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied – August 16, 17, 23, 24
Rehearsals begin July 29

An accompanist will be provided at all locations.

Union Avenue Opera will be hearing for all singing roles with the exception of the Old Lady in Candide which will be sung by Christine Brewer.

To be considered for CHORUS you must audition in St. Louis. Chorus positions are paid however housing is not provided for members of the chorus therefore artists must reside in or around STL during the production period and be available for 3-4 chorus rehearsals in late May/early June (TBD).

All positions are compensated. Principal and Comprimario roles include housing for non-local artists and travel stipends are available in some instances. Chorus positions are compensated however no housing is provided for chorus. Transportation to and from the rehearsal/performance venue is the responsibility of the artist.

UAO WILL NOT be hearing any children or artists under the age of 21 at this time. Children auditions the La bohème children’s chorus will be held later in the spring. Union Avenue Opera does not hire covers.

Furthermore, Artists currently enrolled in an undergraduate program within 60 miles of Union Avenue Opera will not be granted an audition without completion of at least two years of Union Avenue Opera’s FREE University Artists Outreach program, CRESCENDO. For more information on this free opportunity please visit

To be considered for the chorus you must audition in St. Louis. ONLY local artists will be considered for chorus.

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.

All audition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Agents wishing to submit artist(s) should download the 2019 Agent Submission Form and email it to Incomplete forms will not be accepted and must be sent by the agency listed on the form. Applications submitted via Agents are not eligible for early bird audition fees however early submission is still encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

UAO will notify all artists after auditions are complete and casting decisions made (typically mid March). Please do not call the office inquiring feedback or results.

Audition Rep Requirements. Please download the appropriate UAO rep list to see audition requirements.
Principal/Comprimario rep list – DOWNLOAD
Chorus ONLY rep list – DOWNLOAD