2019-2020 Season Auditions

Chicago Fringe Opera (CFO) announces auditions for its 2019-2020 season. Auditions will be held on Monday, May 20th & Tuesday, May 21st from 6-10 pm at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657).

A pianist will be provided.

The season currently consists of two fully staged Chicago premieres Tom Waits’ Woyzeck – a grunge chamber opera, scheduled for October 2019 and Jake Heggie’s Two Remain (Out of Darkness) scheduled for May 2020 with additional events throughout the year. Submissions for all voice types are invited and will be considered for all projects during the season. Some roles in both productions may be pre-cast by CFO company members.

Applicants selected for a live audition who are interested in Two Remain (Out of Darkness) will be asked to present an English language aria (21st Century if possible). Those interested in Woyzeck should prepare a cabaret-style song (think Weill/Bolcom/Satie & Piaf/Lemper/Gainsbourg), preferably in English.

Incomplete or late applications may not be reviewed, and not all audition submissions will be invited to audition in person. Further details will be provided as needed and available.

Please contact a member of our team at auditions@chicagofringeopera.com with any questions you may have.

Submission Materials

To be considered for an in-person audition, please submit the materials by Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 5 pm.

  • Resume in PDF format
  • Headshot in JPG format (recent)
  • Video Link of a single live, solo performance. An aria in English is preferred. A foreign language aria with recitative is also acceptable. Those auditioning for Woyzeck may submit a live, cabaret-style performance.
  • Indicate your interest in being considered for Woyzeck, Two Remain (Out of Darkness), or Both.
  • List any/all instruments you play and your level of ability.
  • List any unavoidable conflicts on Monday, May 20 (6-10 pm) and Tuesday, May 21 (6-10 pm) Please be as generous with your availability as you can, so we can accommodate as many auditionees as possible.
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation