José Luis Moscovich
61st Season 2016-17
Principal Singer Auditions 2017-18 Season
Audition dates for principal singers for the 2017-18 Season will be held on
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Auditions are held in the main rehearsal hall
at the Holt Building
221 Lambert Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Audition Registration Procedure
By Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon
singers interested in auditioning must submit a cover e-mail to
listing the following information at the top (as shown below):
Applicants will be pre-screened using the materials above and on a first-come-first-served basis. We typically get a 3x1 ratio of applicants to available time slots. We simply cannot hear everyone who applies.
Applicants who pass the pre-screening will be offered an audition on one of the dates listed above. Some applicants may be wait-listed. Out-of-town applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline. We will make every effort to pre-screen them promptly to make it easier for them to make travel arrangements.
All applicants selected for audition will receive an e-mail invitation on or before June 1. In order to secure the audition slot, they will need to pay a $25 audition fee by noon on Monday, June 5. They will receive a PayPal invoice for that amount together with the invitation to audition. The invoice is payable through PayPal or credit card. No checks or cash will be accepted. Slots with unpaid fees will be released on June 6 at noon, and offered to wait-listed singers.
Applicants will be assigned an audition slot after paying their audition fee. They will receive a payment confirmation e-mail and an e-mail with the exact date and time of the audition.
Applicants invited to audition are expected to sing material from the operas for which they are auditioning. A piece in the same language and style may be acceptable, but in such cases, applicants will be asked to e-mail us a pdf of the vocal score excerpt no later than a week before their audition time, for the staff accompanist to review.
Singers do not need to bring an accompanist. Those interested in bringing their own accompanist may do so.
The 2017-18 Season
Operas to be performed during the 2017-18 Season Include:
Norma - V. Bellini - In Italian - José Luis Moscovich, cond.
Performance Dates: Oct 13, 15, 21 and 22, 2017
Rehearsals start: September 16, 2017
Fidelio - L v.Beethoven - In German - José Luis Moscovich, cond.
Performance Dates: Feb. 16, 18, 24 and 25, 2018
Rehearsals start: Jan. 20, 2018
Carmen - Georges Bizet - In French - José Luis Moscovich, cond.
Performance Dates: May 25, 27, June 2 and 3, 2018
Rehearsals start: April 28, 2018.
West Bay Opera compensates its principal singers and orchestra musicians at a scale comparable with other regional companies. Housing for out-of-town artists is typically provided through a host family program.
WEST BAY OPERA thanks the following organizations for their ongoing support:
The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
The Janet V. Lee Trust
world-class opera at affordable prices
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