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Tacoma Opera
Noel Koran, General Director

Auditions for the 2018-19 Season


Due to the tragic and untimely death earlier this season of Maria Levy, our beloved Artistic Administrator and Auditions Coordinator, Tacoma Opera will not be holding general auditions this Spring for our 2018-19 Season. Maria always took on the monumental task of organizing the general auditions every Spring and without her handling them this year, we regrettably aren’t able to make them happen. We will however be listening to singers on an individual basis for the productions in the next few months, focusing first on the Fall production of Lucia di Lammermoor. If you would like to be considered for a role next season, please send an email to . The email must include the following:

  • Your city of residence
  • Your best phone contact: cell or otherwise
  • The role(s) you are interested in
  • An updated resume (pdf only) and headshot (jpg only) as attachments

If selected to audition, you will be contacted to set up an audition appointment. Because of the unusual circumstances of our audition situation this year, we will only be able to set up a very few selected auditions, which I deeply regret. It is my firm belief that open and fair general auditions for our company are essential to the overall health of the regional artistic community. But given the circumstances of our current situation, we are unfortunately not able to do so. It is my sincere hope, however, that we will be able to continue our tradition of general auditions for the 2019-20 Season. Thank you for your understanding.

Noel Koran
General Director
Tacoma Opera

Please Note:

Due to the high cost of travel, housing and car rentals, we hire primarily from the local Seattle-Tacoma area. We only hire out of area when we are unable to find someone for a role locally. Consequently, priority for audition appointments will be given to singers from the Puget Sound region. Singers from outside the area are welcome to send in their materials electronically. If the need arises, the individual will be contacted for further requested materials or an in person audition.

The 2018-19 Season

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti
Sung in Italian
Rehearsals begin early October 2018
Performances are Oct 28, Nov 2 and 4, 2018

The Rape of Lucretia

by Benjamin Britten
Sung in English
Rehearsals begin early January 2019
Performances are Feb 3, 8 and 10, 2019

The Elixir of Love

by Gaetano Donizetti
Sung in Italian
Rehearsals begin mid March 2019
Performances are April 6, 12 and 14, 2019