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!
2021-22 Opera Chorus
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2022-23 Season Productions
Forty Forward (40th anniversary concert with orchestra)
Performance November 12, 2022
Rehearsals begin October 18, 2022
La bohème (Puccini)
Performances January 20 & 22, 2023
Rehearsals begin October 4, 2022
Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Performances March 17 & 19, 2023
Rehearsals begin January 31, 2023
Auditions for our upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Opera Center. These auditions will be for all ensemble slots, which includes some bit roles with spoken lines. We will be casting 20 ensemble members total. See below for audition requirements and details.
For more details about the Opera Chorus, you can also reach out to Cody Martin, Music Director, at email@example.com.