Instrumentalists still needed – especially clarinet!
Please contact us if you would like to join the orchestra!
Instrumentalists are needed for the orchestral ensemble (clarinet (featured), violin, viola, trumpet, oboe, horns, flute, cello, and bassoon). Audition information is here.
|Rehearsal Dates||Thursdays from 7pm-10pm, Saturdays from 10am-3pm|
We are seeking singers (all voice types) for chorus roles, instrumentalists for the orchestral ensemble, stage managers, and crew/house volunteers. At this time we cannot offer compensation to artists. All roles (production, instrumental, and vocal) are volunteer only. All auditions will be held in the AH1 building at UT Dallas.
Auditions are decided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Orchestral Instrumentalists are invited to audition for the opera ensemble. Strings and clarinet are a high priority, and there are also positions for trumpet, oboe, horns, flute, cello, and bassoon.
Auditions will consist of 2 major scales, played solo, and a selection from the opera’s overture, played with pianist. Audition selections can be viewed here.
Ensemble rehearsals will be scheduled around the instrumentalists’ availability, and they will join the cast in some Thurs/Sat rehearsals beginning in November. Conflicts with other ensembles can be accommodated.
This production features a small SATB chorus which will be staged along with the principal cast. Chorus members will not be called to all rehearsals. Singers auditioning for the chorus should bring two copies of an Italian aria or art song (pianist will be provided). If you do not have an Italian piece in your repertoire, contact us to discuss other options. The audition will also include range testing.
Chorus members may also be cast as study covers for one of the principal roles (attending rehearsals for that role and taking notes in case they are asked to jump in), which can lead to being cast in a principal role the following semester. Acting skills are expected from all singers.
Stage Managers We are seeking stage managers to help manage a site-flexible production that can tour to different non-theatrical local venues. Previous theatrical experience is strongly preferred. Contact us to schedule an interview.
Crew Volunteering as a crew member is a great way to get behind the scenes at Comet Opera without the semester commitment! Depending on your department, you may be called for just a month or even a week of rehearsals – or even just the performances. All ages, all schedules, and all students-and-non-students are welcome.
- In the month before a show, we need volunteers to assemble set pieces, sew or alter costumes, and manage props.
- During tech week itself, we need stagehands to move set pieces, help with hair and makeup, run supertitles, and transport heavy objects like keyboards and amps (having a truck is a big plus!).
- If you want to volunteer just for the night of a performance, we need ushers to distribute programs, direct people to the event, take donations, answer questions, and sell concessions.