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 February 4, 2023
Auditions this season will be for both new and returning chorus members. Returning chorus members interested in performing this season must re-audition. There will be two separate audition dates for the 2022-23 Opera Chorus:
- Auditions for Forty Forward and La bohème will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 5:00-9:00PM
- Ensemble and bit role auditions for Carousel will be held in late January (date TBD)
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. Additional details regarding audition requirements for Carousel will be published in early 2023.
For more details about the Opera Chorus, you can also reach out to Cody Martin, Music Director, at email@example.com.