About the Opera Chorus
In addition to their work on our mainstage productions, the Opera Chorus also participates in a series of community engagement and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. They regularly serve as holiday carolers in December, as well as appearing alongside the Artists in Residence at “Pours & Encores” events in bars and breweries around town.
Our Opera Chorus is made up of a wide variety of people, who come to us from all around the area and from all walks of life. These are people who love to sing and are great team players. While we do add new members to our ranks every year, we also have a few dedicated Opera Chorus members who have performed in over fifty productions!
The role of the chorus in any opera production is one of the utmost importance. These singers take part in many scenes, interacting with the principal characters and setting the tone for the entire cast. Many of opera’s most beloved titles feature large ensemble sections, such as the “Anvil Chorus” in Il trovatore or the Brindisi in La traviata. In addition to their vocal forces, the chorus also serves an important role in creating action on stage. For example, Pensacola Opera Chorus members recently created a stunning river effect in our 2019 production of Florencia in the Amazon, even when they weren’t singing!
2022-23 Opera Chorus
*La bohème chorus member
+Carousel chorus member
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2023-24 Mainstage Productions
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Performances January 26 & 28, 2024
Rehearsals begin September 5, 2023
Die Fledermaus (Strauss II)
Performances March 15 & 17, 2024
Rehearsals begin January 30, 2024
Auditions for our 41st mainstage season productions will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at the Opera Center (map). These auditions will be for new chorus members only, or any chorus members who would like to return after taking a few seasons away.
For more details about the Opera Chorus, you can also reach out to Cody Martin, Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.