at Taconic Opera
upcoming auditions below)
past 10 years Taconic Opera has assembled a group
of resident core performers that perform in the
majority of productions. As a result, auditions are
generally specific to particular operas that are
Taconic Opera does not accept unsolicited audition
materials. Auditions for specific roles and operas,
will be announced here on the website or in the
Classical Singer Magazine and their website.
In line with the company's philosophy, all singers
must be local. By local, we mean that you can go to
your home after each rehearsal without difficulty.
This usually means that you must live in the New
York Metro area. We do not provide housing for
singers and do not import them from outside our
not required, but most singers who audition for
Taconic Opera have at least 15 professional leading
roles on their resumes. If you do not, you may want
to begin by singing with our chorus. Comprimario
roles are generally taken from our chorus members.
Some of our lead singers sing at the MET and other
large houses and are trying out their roles here
first. If you are right out of college, you
probably won't be hired for a principle role. We
also hire singers who are equally proficient
actors. Tenors have legitimate high "C"s--no
falsetto mixes. Other singers auditioning for
bel-canto roles need to be trained in true clean
coloratura technique. And yes, we prefer that you
look like the role for which you are auditioning.
Auditions at Taconic Opera:
will be held for TENORS ONLY on Saturday, June 9th
from 11am to 3pm Daughter of the Regiment (in
French). Please sing the "Ah mes ami". Preference
will be given to singers that can act, so do not
park and bark during the audition. Preference is
also given to singers who are 25-35 (or look that
way), are good looking, or have a great deal of
charisma and charm.