General Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Chicago Fringe Opera.

Auditions for our 2022-23 season have been completed.

To reach out with materials after the conclusion of our formal auditions please contact Artistic Director George Cederquist at and include the following:

  • Resume in PDF format
  • Headshot in JPG format (recent)
  • Video Link of a live, solo performance. An aria in English is preferred. A foreign language aria is also acceptable.

Fringe xChange

Are you an artist based in Chicago? Interested in working with Chicago Fringe Opera (CFO)? Have a big idea you’d like to share? Or you just want to chat about your art form and its intersection with opera?

The CFO family invite you to share yourself and your work with us. We accept submissions from artists in all disciplines, not just opera, and not just the performing arts.

Submissions are reviewed at the beginning of each month. We’ll be in touch via email to connect you with a member of our artistic team who will schedule an informal meeting.

Submit an Idea

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, & the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Chicago Fringe Opera is an Opera America Partner.