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Children's Chorus Auditions


Santa Fe Opera Announces Children’s Chorus Auditions for Tosca
February 11 & 12, 2023

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Santa Fe Opera announces auditions for a children’s chorus for its summer festival production of Tosca. Children of all genders ages 8-13 with unchanged voices are invited to audition.

Tosca is performed in Italian and conducted by John Fiore and directed by Director Keith Warner. Rehearsals begin May 20, 2023; performances begin on June 30, 2023 and run through August 26, 2023. Blair Salter is the Children’s Chorus Director for the production under the chorus direction of Susanne Sheston.

SFO requires that all children and the adults who will accompany them to the Santa Fe Opera display proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a necessary requirement to participate in the production.

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 11th, 2023: 1:30-3:30 pm
Sunday, February 12th, 2023: 1:30-3:30 pm

Audition Location

Santa Fe Opera
Stieren Orchestra Hall
301 Opera Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Rehearsal Dates*

Saturday, May 20: 2pm-4pm [Parents attend first 30 minutes]
Saturday, May 27: 2pm-4pm
Wednesday, May 31: 2pm – 4pm
Friday, June 2: 2pm – 4pm
Monday, June 5: 2pm-4pm
June 6 – June 11: up to 3 sessions TBD [weekdays 1:30pm-5pm or Saturday 9:30am- 1pm or 1:30pm-5pm]
June 12 – June 17: up to 3 sessions TBD [weekdays 1:30pm-5pm or Saturday 9:30am- 1pm or 1:30pm-5pm]
Tuesday, June 20: 12pm-4pm – Run Through
Thursday, June 22: 10am-1pm – Run Through
Friday, June 23: Piano Dress @ 8:30 [Call-time TBD]
Monday, June 26: Orchestra Dress 1 @ 8:30pm [ Call-time TBD]
Wednesday, June 28: Orchestra Dress 2 @ 8:30pm [Call-time TBD]

*Rehearsal dates and call-times are subject to change.

Performance Dates

June 30; July 5, 8, 14, 21 [8:30pm Curtain; Call-time TBD]
August 1, 7, 12, 19, 23, 26 [8pm Curtain; Call-time TBD]
Children’s Chorus will be released after the first act.

Pay / Employment Information

Santa Fe Opera will adhere to all rules outlined by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for child performers in the entertainment industry. Children will be paid $257.00 weekly for 14 weeks. Payments will be made to a trust account for the child performer set up by their parent/guardian.

Audition Details

The auditioning child should be prepared to sing from memory both Happy Birthday & My Country Tis of Thee. Children will sing by themselves and in small groups. Parent/guardian must remain on-site for the entire audition period.

Application Process

To arrange an audition time please use this link:

Your audition date and time will be confirmed via email within 3-5 business days.

If you have any questions please email Christian Libonati, Artistic Coordinator, at