Auditions &

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Pacific Opera Victoria is pleased to announce chorus and comprimario role auditions for the 2017/18 season, which will include Janáček's Jenůfa and Puccini's La bohème.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 6 to 9 pm
  • Friday, April 21, 6 to 9 pm
  • Sunday, May 14, 6 to 9 pm (please note updated time)

Interested singers are encouraged to send a musical résumé, a recent headshot, and an audition date preference to .

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
  • A music binder with your audition selections for the pianist

Members of the POV Chorus receive an honorarium per production, two complimentary opening night tickets to each of the three mainstage productions, invitations to special events and receptions, and an exclusive access to a curriculum of stagecraft workshops, vocal clinics, individual coachings, and master classes with visiting artists.

Posted February 27, 2017, updated April 12



Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from artists interested in auditioning for Solo Roles, Artist Training Programs, or for a place in the POV Chorus.

Applicants are invited to submit a headshot and CV to

Received materials will be filed and applicants will be notified by e-mail if they are granted an audition.


Pacific Opera Victoria was founded in 1979, and has earned a reputation for fostering the careers of Canadian artists, presenting a unique blend of repertoire, building original sets for all productions, and developing working partnerships with other arts organizations.

Pacific Opera Victoria is a member of and operates under the aegis of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.