Our 2017 Season:  Carmen, Susannah and Le nozze di Figaro

Studio Program production TBA


albert-cast-2016 Applications for the 2017  season will be accepted beginning October 15.  Please complete the two-page OIO Artist-Application-2017. If you are applying for financial aid, complete the OIO Scholarship application 2017.  See the table below for audition sites and dates.  Apply  well in advance of the deadline for the audition date requested, send all materials with the $50 application fee (payable to “IPFAC”) to: Vocal Auditions, Opera in the Ozarks 7260 N. San Maria Place Tucson, AZ 85704.

After receipt of the application and application fee you will be assigned an audition time or your DVD/Videoreviewed. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

The deadline for receipt of applications for live auditions is five days before the scheduled audition.  However,  we are often able to accommodate late applicants.  At some locations there is sometimes an opportunity to hear “walk-in” auditions.  Audition slots fill up so don’t wait until the last minute.

For questions please email  Final application deadline is February 1.

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Please see the live auditions schedule for detailed information about time, place and location.


Please prepare three arias. At least one aria must be in Italian, French or German and one in English. If you wish, one selection may be an art song.  A musical theater number is welcome as your English selection.


A live audition will best convey your abilities, personality and potential. However, well-filmed video shot from the front may be submitted. High quality audio quality is essential.  If possible, make sure the camera frames you head to toe.  Audition via YouTube is the preferred form of recorded audition, but a DVD is acceptable.  These selections must contain the same repertoire as required of the live auditions (see below). We reserve the right to request additional electronic samples of sufficient quality to properly evaluate you.

If submitting a YouTube audition lease send an email , with the subject line:

your LAST NAME, <your first name>  <voice type>:  Online audition

In the body of the email list your selections and separate links to them.  Please make sure that the links are hot, so that when clicked your selection is launched.

If submitting a DVD audition, provide track numbers and excerpt titles on a separate sheet of paper with your name and voice type. Before sending the DVD please be sure that it works! The priority deadline for submission of DVDs and You Tube postings is January 20 and final deadline is February 1 but it is in your interest to submit materials as early as possible. Send all materials to the address above.


Artists accepted into the program will be notified by March 1, 2017. Scholarship offers will be made shortly after notices of admission. Casting in some roles may continue after that date.


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