Petite Opera holds Children’s Opera Auditions February 22-23, 2014

Petite Opera will mount historic “Brundibar” by Hans Krasa, November 2014

Petite Opera, a professional opera company, will hold auditions Saturday, February 22, 2014 and Sunday, February 23, 2014 for its the one-act children’s opera–BRUNDIBAR, by Hans Krasa. The opera will be performed in English, and performances will take place November 2014. Seeking children ages 8-18 to play leading and featured roles, as well as perform as members of the children’s chorus. Candidates should have strong voices that can perform in a classic style, good stage presence and movement, and learn music quickly.  Children who read music are preferred.Auditions will be held by appointment only.  Email requests to <> or call us at 847.553.4442 to request an audition time. Deadline for audition appointment requests is SUN February 16, 2014 at 12:00PM Noon Central time.  Children should prepare one suitable selection in a classical style, in English, as well as prepare one patriotic standard (Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, etc.).For more details, check our AUDITIONS page.                                                                                                                                                                

Petite Opera Productions is a professional company that produces professional-quality opera, operetta, spooferetta and musical theatre.  The company specializes in comic and lighter works, performs works only in English, and is committed to introducing new patrons to acoustical live stage productions. The company casts complete performers—classically-trained vocalists who provide complete characterizations and dance/move well—and volunteer chorus, orchestra and dancers from the community.  Each production runs for 6 or more performances in an intimate, acoustic-friendly space (200 seats) without the use of microphones. The company takes a cross-over approach to all of the genre performed. 

*Please note that Petite Opera does not provide housing, transportation, or transportation reimbursement for performers.  Performers must be local Chicago-area candidates or those that can provide their own housing and transportation (to the northwestern suburb of Park Ridge) for the rehearsal period, which occurs up to three days per week and is spread out over a 12-14 week period (due to venue access).