Lyric Opera of Chicago

Dance auditions for Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Tuesday, July 10, 2012  

Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions for
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Saturday, August 25th at the Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago is auditioning male and female dancers and with classical ballet experience for its upcoming production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner. The coproduction of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago will be conducted in Chicago by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Marie Lambert, with choreography by Andrew George, assisted by ballet mistress August Tye. Sir David McVicar staged the original production.

Rehearsals begin January 7, 2013, with seven performances running from February 8 through March 3, 2013. Dancers must be available for the entire engagement period.

Meistersinger  requires 1 male solo dancer plus 1 cover, and 6 female corps de ballet dancers plus 1 cover.

Lyric Opera is seeking dancers who appear 20 to 30 years of age. Dancers with a variety of body types are encouraged to attend.

Auditions will be held at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive.

August 25 Tentative Schedule:                      

10:00 a.m Registration
11:00 a.m.   Barre/Warm-up
12 – 4:00 p.m. Audition

Dancers should bring comfortable ballet shoes and character shoes for class and the auditions. Please make sure to wear simple dance clothes that show the dance line.

You must make an appointment to audition. Please call Stephanie Karr at (312) 827-3567 to schedule an audition.

Walk-ins will not be seen.  

All applicants must use the stage door entrance at Wacker and Washington. All applicants must check in and register for the audition before the audition class. A résumé and headshot are required to register.

Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to gain access to the Civic Opera House. All applicants must have valid eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for working permits for foreign dancers.