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Auditions

Principal Artist Auditions

Auditions are by appointment only (through management or individual-arranged). For more information contact Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org. If you are going to be in the Kansas City area and would like to inquire about auditioning, please send your resumé and request to Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org.


Additional Auditions

Child Audition - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is holding auditions for a child singer for the role of Amahl (a boy soprano, around age 11) for their production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. This is a paid position, singing only. Physicality will be performed by a puppet through a puppeteer.

To apply for a live audition, applicants should submit resume, headshot, and digital recording of a 2-3 minute song, in English, by Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to szsohar@kcopera.org, email subject AMAHL.

Auditioners will be notified by Monday, October 19th if they have been selected for a live audition, which will take place later that week. Live auditions will be held in the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at 712 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

If selected for the role, rehearsals will be held on afternoons, nights, and weekends starting November 16, 2020 through December 2, 2020 with performances on December 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2020.

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Puppeteer Audition - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is holding auditions for manipulators for large puppets. Working in teams, manipulators will bring to life large puppets for the opera stage. Strength, flexibility, dexterity, stamina, and memorization of lyrics will be required. Other useful skills include dancing, acting pantomime, musicality, and puppetry. This is a paid position.

To apply for a live audition, applicants should submit a resume and headshot by Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to szsohar@kcopera.org with the subject line PUPPET.

Auditioners will be notified by Friday, October 16 if they have been selected for a live audition, which will take place on Monday, October 19.

If selected as a manipulator, rehearsals will be held on afternoons, nights, and weekends starting November 16, 2020 through December 2, 2020 with performances on December 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2020.

Live auditions will be held in the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at 712 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

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Children's Chorus Auditions

Auditions for Lyric Opera main stage production Children’s Choruses are held on a per need basis. Audition information will be listed below if a Children’s Chorus is needed for a production.


Supernumerary Information

Help the show go on! Volunteer to be a supernumerary (super) in a Lyric Opera of Kansas City production. For more information about becoming a super or to request that your name be placed on a contact list for open opportunities, contact Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org.


Orchestra Information

Members of The Kansas City Symphony comprise the orchestra used for performances by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. For audition information, please call the symphony’s administrative offices at (816) 471-1100 or visit kcsymphony.org.


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