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Opera Santa Barbara Holding Youth Opera Auditions

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Area youth from 3rd -12th grade are invited to audition for the Santa Barbara Youth Opera!

Youth Opera Music Director Lisa Sueyres will be auditioning young singers who will make up the children’s chorus in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of La Boheme, Nov. 9/11 at The Granada Theater.

Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Singers should come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song of their choice and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment, if they have it.

The Youth Opera music rehearsals will be from 5-6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Sept. 10,17, 24, and Oct. 1,8, and 15. Dates for mandatory staging rehearsals for the opera will be announced shortly.

Please email to register to audition no later than September 1. Only singers who have registered may audition September 8. Singers will be notified by email what time they should arrive to audition. If there is a conflict, they should notify the Music Director to see if an alternate time slot is available.

Launched in 2016, the Santa Barbara Youth Opera provides young singers with tuition-free instruction and performance opportunities. Sueyeres said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for young singers to work with a professional opera company, sing with an orchestra, wear great costumes, and make new friends!” Hadley Juca, who has sung with SBYO for two years said, “It’s opened a whole new realm of acting to me.”

About Opera Santa Barbara:

Founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett, Opera Santa Barbara is committed to presenting productions and educational programs of the highest quality. Now in it’s 25th Anniversary Season, the company has staged more than 70 operas and devoted thousands of hours to community outreach. The organization remains dedicated to the core passions that animated its founding: celebrating and championing the breadth and beauty of opera, and contributing to the cultural enrichment of the Santa Barbara community. Additional information is available at



September 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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