We have open auditions on Thursday, January 16, from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM in AH1 1.104. Walk-ins welcomed.
Please see below for audition details! If you are interested in scheduling an audition outside our open audition dates or if you want additional information, please contact us.
Please note that, while audition opportunities are open to both UT Dallas students and community members, qualified UT Dallas students will get priority for principal roles. As well, Comet Opera is an all-volunteer organization, so we unfortunately cannot offer community artists compensation.
The Merry Widow
Auditions for The Merry Widow will be held in AH1 1.104 on Thursday, January 16 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. There will also be a second round of auditions held in later January if you are unavailable at these times.
Priority for principal roles will be given to those who audition on or before January 16, but orchestra and chorus audition decisions will be made on a rolling basis throughout January 2020.
All orchestral instrumentalists are welcomed to audition! Instrumentalists may schedule audition at any open audition date or by appointment, and an additional, dedicated orchestra/chorus audition date will also occur in January 2020, date TBD. Leadership positions are available for interested, qualified players.
Orchestra rehearsals will be scheduled around players' schedules and sections will only be called as-needed; sectionals will be used to minimize rehearsal calls. The orchestra performs without singers in our March Gala and with singers in the April run of The Merry Widow. Performances and rehearsals will never conflict with UTD's University Orchestra.
If you are auditioning for a principal role, please bring a solo aria, art song, or musical theater piece (English preferred) if it is a sung role, or a monologue if it is a stage role. Actors auditoning for a stage role with some singing (Baron Zeta, Cascada, Kromov, Bogdanovitch, or the wives) may also perform a monologue. Singers must bring two copies of the music, as an accompanist will be provided. For more information about the production and the available roles, please visit the production page. Auditions will consist of your prepared selection and a range test for singers.
If you are auditioning for chorus, please prepare a simple melody (e.g. Amazing Grace, My Country Tis of Thee, Jingle Bells, etc.). You will not need to bring sheet music. Auditions will also contain a simple range test. All voice parts are needed.
If you are auditioning for orchestra, please prepare a solo passage on the instrument that you will be auditioning for. All orchestral instruments (including percussion) are welcomed to audition.
Dance and Piano
Dance and piano auditions will be held throughout January 2020 on an individual basis. Please fill out the sign-up form and we will contact you with audition information.