The Paris Opera reserves the right to adapt the conditions of participation and the conduct of the audition.


Chorus – Permanent contracts

Soprano 2 : 2 positions

Eliminatory rounds: March 11th and 12th, 2024
Final round: March 13th, 2024

Registration deadline: March 1st, 2024

Soprano 1 : 3 positions

Eliminatory rounds : March 22nd and 23rd, 2024
Final round: March 25th, 2024

Registration deadline: March 12th, 2024

Candidates must be able to present :

Four opera arias

  • One opera aria in French
  • One opera aria in Italian
  • One opera aria in German
  • One opera aria in a language of the candidate's choice

NB: Of the arias proposed by the candidate, 3 must be chosen from the list attached to this announcement (read more on the Muvac registration webite). Candidates are required to sing the opera arias without score.

Compulsory chorus excerpts (see below)

Rossini's Grande Vocalise


Programme of the audition

Read full details on the Muvac registration website

First round

One aria of the candidate's choice and possibly a second at the jury's discretion.

Second round

1/ Rossini's Grande vocalise (forte and piano), to be transposed to the ascending and descending chromatic scale
2/ Imposed chorus excerpts (see details below)
NB : candidates can sing the chorus excerpts with score.
3/ A sight reading
NB : this imposed sight-reading test is not eliminatory.

Third round

1/ Two or three opera arias from the list attached (at the jury's discretion)
2/ Rossini's Grande vocalise (forte and piano with a climax on the highest note), to be transposed to the ascending and descending chromatic scale
3/ Imposed chorus excerpts (see details below)

Candidates may be interviewed by the jury during each of the rounds.

Imposed chorus excerpts:

G. Bizet - Carmen

  • Acte 1, n°3, Chœur des cigarières : du chiffre 60 à 3 mesures après 69 ("Dans l'air, nous suivons des yeux")

G. Verdi - Requiem

  • Fugue finale ("Libera me, Domine"), du repère E / chiffre 100 à la fin

I. Stravinsky - The Rake’s Progress

  • Acte 3, Scène 1 : des chiffres 1 à 39 ("Ruin, Disaster, Shame")

R. Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer

  • Acte 2, n°4, Chor der Mädchen : des chiffres 90 à 112 ("Summ und brumm") puis des chiffres 115 à 128


Full details on the Muvac registration platform.


Recruitment based on the availability of the successful candidate and the theater's schedule at the end of current contracts.


Les épreuves auront lieu à l’Opéra Bastille, 120, rue de Lyon – 75012 Paris.

Renseignements :
Courriel :
Opéra national de Paris
Direction Musicale
120, rue de Lyon
F - 75012 PARIS
Téléphone : +33 1 40 01 81 81

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