Opera Chorus

Who is the Pensacola Opera Chorus?

The Opera Chorus is a group of enthusiastic volunteer performers, who join us for mainstage productions, community events, and concert productions throughout the season. We have members of the Chorus who have sung in over fifty productions, as well as new members joining us each year. The Opera Chorus is a vital part of every mainstage production, serving as a large group of singing actors, interacting with the principal artists, and promoting our performances throughout the community.

About the Opera Chorus

Members of the Opera Chorus in 2019's Romeo & Juliet

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!

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!

2020-21 Opera Chorus


Amber Cobley
Laura Dees
Mary Holway
Amy Maddox
Hillary Marshall
Rebecca Replogle
Sylvia Rockwell
Anne-Marie Schoonover


Chelsea Alberda
Elise Gordon
Cecily Kopytchak
Vivian Luce
Cindy Swan
Constance Wiggins


Davoune Barber
Stephen Spilger
Greg Watson


Curtis Cole
Jean-Michel Newberg
George Phillips
Kelly Pohl
Alex Rigsby
Brian Swan

Sing with us!

2021-22 Season Productions

From Sea to Shining Sea (Veteran’s Day outdoor concert with orchestra)
Performance November 11, 2021
Rehearsals begin September 28, 2021

The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Performances January 28 & 30, 2022
Rehearsals begin November 16, 2021

The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Performances March 11 & 13, 2022
Rehearsals begin February 1, 2022

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2021-22 Opera Chorus will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 PM. For your audition, be prepared to sing one art song, aria, or musical theatre song in any language (no more than five minutes in length). A pianist will be provided. Please bring clear, legible sheet music inside a three-ring binder. Follow the link below to register for an audition slot.

For more details about the Opera Chorus, you can also reach out to Cody Martin, Assistant Conductor, at cody@pensacolaopera.com.

Opera Chorus members with principal cast of 2019's Florencia in the Amazon

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