Classified - Arbeit Opera Theatre Auditions

Announcing Auditions for Arbeit Opera Theatre’s inaugural production, THE CONSUL by Gian-Carlo Menotti

Come sing for us!  We are seeking a diverse array of singing actors.  

To schedule an audition please email [email protected] to request your preferred day and time.  

Please include a resume and headshot with your audition request

Audition Dates:

 Sunday, February 11 2pm-5pm and Monday, February 12 6pm-8pm, 2018

Audition Location: 

The University of Minnesota

Ferguson Hall, Room 99

2106 4th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking Info:

Parking structure across the street or various open lots and meters on campus

Audition Requirements: 

Prepare two contrasting arias or songs (art song and music theatre accepted), at least one must be in English

You do not need to prepare anything from THE CONSUL

Pianist will be provided

*Be prepared to do a cold reading from the script if requested by the panel.  Reading materials will be provided.  


Stipends will be paid for all roles.  There will be 2 performances in November, 2018


Want to know more about Arbeit Opera Theatre?

Arbeit Opera Theatre (AOT) is a Twin Cities-based arts collaborative focused on promoting local talent in innovative productions at new and unique venues in order to share the excitement of opera theatre to as many communities as possible.

Arbeit is the German word for “work”, and that’s exactly what this company hopes to promote; work for working artists in Minnesota. And it doesn’t just stop at Opera. AOT believes in fusing multiple forms of art in order to create tantalizing theatre events to create a diverse artistic community.

AOT was Created in January 2018 by Opera Producer, Kelly Turpin, after she was awarded an Artists Initiative Grant from The Minnesota State Arts Board in order to pursue her vision of funding a new production to showcase the relevance of art and opera in our modern society.

Arbeit’s inaugural production will be Gian-Carlo Menotti’s poignant opera, THE CONSUL, in November 2018. Using all local MN artists it will fuse opera, dance, and theatre to portray the moving story of a family trying desperately to flee their war-torn country.

Contact information

Arbeit Opera Theatre
Kelly Turpin
Web site


THE CONSUL Audition Info.pdf (55.53 KB)

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