José Luis Moscovich

General Director

62nd Season  2017-18

2017 Orchestra Auditions On Monday, April 10, 2017, West Bay Opera will be holding auditions for the following positions:

Principal Viola Section Viola Section Cello Principal French Horn Auditions will be held in Palo Alto, California. Interested parties with previous professional orchestral experience are encouraged to apply. Experience playing opera and/or ballet highly desirable. Applicants will receive an invitation to audition and an audition time and location after their resumes are pre-screened. At the discretion of West Bay Opera, if finalists are selected, they may be called back at the end of the audition segment for their specific instrument. Applicants are advised to arrange their schedules accordingly. Applicants must submit a resume and a $50 audition deposit, refundable at the time of the audition. Applicants invited to audition who do not attend the audition and do not cancel with 24 hours notice may forefeit the deposit. Applicants must submit their resume via e-mail, as a pdf attachment, by 5 p.m. on March 30, 2017, at the following address: Applicants audition deposit checks must be received by March 30, 2017. They must be mailed to the attention of: Chirsty Crews, Orchestra Manager West Bay Opera 221 Lambert Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Please write "Orchestra Auditions" on the back of the envelope and in the memo section of the check. Applicants will be notiied via e-mail of their acceptance for auditions and given a specific time for their April 10 audition.
Orchestra Auditions Contact For questions about the auditions or audition process, please contact José Luis Moscovich
General Director 650-843-3900x6000

West Bay Opera's season consists of three fully-staged productions that take place in mid-October, mid-February and late May every year. There are four performances of each production. There are typically two orchestra readings, a sitzprobe and two orchestra dress rehearsals for each production, for a total of 9 services per production, or 27 services per season.  Average pay per service is over $100 (depending on seniority and other provisions of the CBA.)  Performances are on two consecutive weekends. Readings are held typically on Saturday morning and sitzprobes are on Sunday night. The two orchestra dresses are held on Tue and Wed of the week leading up to opening night.  Performances are Friday night (8 p.m. opening night) and Sunday 2 p.m. matinee, and the following Saturday night (8 p.m.) and Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.



Community Link:

WEST BAY OPERA thanks the following organizations for their ongoing support:

world-class opera at affordable prices

© 2014 West Bay Opera. All rights reserved.

Photo: Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang