Three Spirits and Chorus Auditions for The Magic Flute

Audition Announcement

Opera Maine announces auditions for its July 2019 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. We seek local singers for The Three Spirits and Chorus in a fully-staged production sung in German with English dialogue.

 The Three Spirits

Opera Maine in seeking singers for the roles of The Three Spirits in our summer production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Singers can be boys with unchanged voices, or girls and young women,  5’2” and under, who could be costumed to have the appearance of children. Singers must have the ability to project above the orchestra at Merrill Auditorium without amplification.

Requirement: Prepare in German one part thoroughly, and be familiar with the other two parts in Funfzehnter Auftritt  from The Magic Flute (music available by e-mailing


We are seeking local singers for The Magic Flute chorus in a fully-staged production sung in German with English dialogue. Performing with Opera Maine brings you alongside nationally recognized conductors, directors, designers and singers.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to join the Opera Maine family.  Chorus master, Sarah Bailey.

Requirement: One aria or art song in German

Audition Details:
Day: March 30, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:  Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME

 To request an audition for The Three Spirits or for the Chorus, email, subject “Magic Flute auditions –note which role.” Please include a resume and/or tell us about your musical training. If you cannot attend the auditions but would like to be considered, please include a high-quality video to act as your audition.

Auditions are by appointment. There is no fee to audition. Accompanist provided. Performances at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.

Chorus Music rehearsal schedule

Tues., 5/28, 7:00-9:00pm: TTBB Chorus – all
Thurs., 5/30, 7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – Act 1
Wed., 6/5, 7:00-9:00pm: TTBB Chorus – all
Thurs., 6/6, 7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – Act 2
Tues., 6/11, 6:00-7:00pm: TTBB Chorus – all
7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – all
Tues., 6/25, 6:00-7:00pm: TTBB Chorus – all – OFF BOOK
7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – all – OFF BOOK
Thurs., 6/27, 7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – all – OFF BOOK
(Mon 7/1, 6:00-7:00pm: TTBB Chorus – all – OFF BOOK  7:00-9:00pm: SATB Chorus – all – OFF BOOK) IF NEEDED

Chorus Staging Rehearsals:
July 2, 2019 – Music rehearsals begin with conductors
July 7, 2019 – Staging rehearsals with Dona D. Vaughn begin and continue throughout the month on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays.
Wednesday, July 17 – Sitzprobe Merrill Auditorium
Saturday, July 20 – Piano dress rehearsal
Sunday, July 21 – Wandelprobe
Monday, July 22 – Dress rehearsal
Wednesday, July 24 – Performance 1
Friday, July 26 –  Performance 2

Honorarium for participants is provided at production conclusion.