Careers & Auditions

Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus Auditions

Pacific Opera Victoria is pleased to announce chorus and role auditions for the 2024-2025 season, which will include Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Verdi’s Rigoletto and a collaboration with the Victoria Symphony.

 The auditions will take place on the following dates: 

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024 (Baumann Centre – 925 Balmoral Road)
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 (Baumann Centre – 925 Balmoral Road)
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 (Baumann Centre – 925 Balmoral Road)

Interested singers are encouraged to send a musical résumé, a recent headshot, and an audition date preference to [email protected]. Audition confirmation will be communicated via email.

Candidates should prepare two contrasting selections that demonstrate secure musicianship and an aptitude for performance. Although not a requirement, we strongly encourage applicants to memorize their selections and prepare at least one in a language other than English. A pianist will be provided, or you may bring your own.

Once your audition time is confirmed, we ask that you bring the following with you to the audition:

  • A filled-out POV Chorus Application Form, available here
  • A musical résumé
  • A recent headshot (can be smaller than 8×10)
  • A music binder with your audition selections for the pianist

Members of the POV Chorus receive an honorarium per production, two complimentary tickets to each of the three mainstage productions, invitations to special events and receptions, and an exclusive access to POV’s Chorus Development Program (a curriculum of stagecraft workshops, vocal clinics, and masterclasses with visiting artists).

Pacific Opera is noted for its commitment to diverse repertoire, original productions, and for providing opportunities to artists at all stages of their careers.

Pacific Opera Victoria identifies Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation among its Core Values and encourages submissions from candidates of diverse backgrounds.


For All to Hear | Call for Submissions

If you are a member of the IBPoC community or a historically marginalized or oppressed group and would like to share your voice, your stories, and your creativity for all to hear, please email our Director of Community Engagement, Rebecca Hass, at [email protected] to discuss what you might have in mind.


Pacific Opera Victoria identifies Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion among its Core Values and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.


Programs for Artists

Pacific Opera is committed to creating opportunities for artists, including Artist Residencies for both individuals and ensembles, and Artist Development Programs.

Learn more at: Opera Etc. for Artists

Careers

Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from individuals with an interest and expertise in arts administration.

General Inquiries – Marilyn Walker, Director of Finance

Auditions

Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from artists interested in auditioning for solo roles or for the Pacific Opera Chorus, as well as inquiries from production artists.

Artist Inquiries – [email protected]
Chorus Inquiries – Giuseppe Pietraroia, Chorus Master

Sector and Community Membership

Pacific Opera Victoria is a Professional Company Member of Opera.ca, Opera America, and the ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria. Pacific Opera operates under the aegis of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 168.