Madison Opera is holding auditions on Saturday, May 12th for Wisconsin and Upper-Midwest based young artists for its Studio Artists Program in the 2018/19 season.

Responsibilities will include covering mainstage roles, singing small roles as appropriate, and performing previews and other outreach activities as scheduled by mutual agreement between September 2018 and May 2019.

Please note:
This is not a full-time program. Compensation will be based on specific assignments, and outreach activities will be scheduled by mutual agreement. While there is no specific age range, artists should have completed their undergraduate degree and be in the early stages of a professional opera career.

To be considered for an audition:
please e-mail your resume, headshot, and phone number to Salvatore Vasta III – Artistic Manager, You will be contacted to schedule an audition time, if appropriate.

Note: These auditions are for Studio Artists only; principal and chorus auditions will be held on future dates.


Principal Artist auditions have concluded. They are normally held in the winter. Check back in late October 2018 for the next audition.

Chorus auditions have concluded. They are normally held in the summer. Check back in May 2018 for the next audition.

If you would like to receive email notifications of audition dates, please email your resume to Salvatore Vasta - Artistic Manager,

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