Interested instrumentalists are asked fill out our interest survey. Auditions for singers have closed.
Please note that Comet Opera never charges audition fees, and there is no fee to participate in the Gala. Comet Opera operates as an all-volunteer organization.
The audition period has passed.
Singers — “Sola, sola in buio loco” (sextet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni ), “Nous avons en tête une affaire” (quintet from Bizet’s Carmen), AND/OR an aria of the singer’s choice. View all ensemble roles here.
Orchestra — Don Giovanni Overture; Sola, sola in buio loco” (sextet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni).
Program Details — Comet Opera’s Virtual Gala gives singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to collaborate remotely on a production of opera excerpts and scenes. Singers will perform ensembles/arias, and instrumentalists will play an overture and an ensemble. Each person’s contribution will be rehearsed and recorded remotely and mixed by Comet Opera.
Virtual rehearsals are scheduled around artist availability and take traditional, masterclass, and discussion formats. Attendance to each isn’t mandatory but is strongly encouraged; asynchronous resources are available to those who can’t attend. The creative team will also be available by appointment for individual/small group music coaching, and all performers may submit questions and/or recordings to the creative team for detailed feedback. All performers will be given free access to scores and practice resources.
Please see our FAQ for additional details.
Important Dates All recorded materials must be submitted by Sunday, December 13 to allow time for mixing the final video performance.
The Gala will be broadcasted via Facebook on February 13, 14, and 15 at 8:00 PM CST. It will be available on our website and YouTube channel after February 16, 2021.
Roles are no longer open as the audition period has passed.