Chorus

Chorus

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

Chorus

Tenor 1 (1 position) & Tenor 2 (2 positions)

Eliminatory rounds: from July 2nd to 4th, 2024
Final round: July 5th, 2024

Registration deadline: June 20th, 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

Sight-reading

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)
The scores of the choral excerpts are available on Muvac.com after registrating for the audition.

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 55 à 3 mesures après 69 (« La cloche a sonné »)

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 III, n°7 : de 8 mesures avant le chiffre 245 à 255 (« Johohoe ! Johohoe ! »)

Applicants must be able to present:

1 - Two opera arias
• One opera aria in French
• One opera aria in a language of the candidate's choice
NB: Candidates are required to sing the opera arias without score.

2 - Rossini's Grande vocalise
Forte and piano, to be transposed on the ascending and descending chromatic scale

3 - A sight reading
NB: this sight-reading test, which is compulsory, is not eliminatory

SALARY

Full details on the Muvac registration platform.

TAKING OFFICE

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

EVENT LOCATION

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

Renseignements :

www.operadeparis.fr
Courriel : concours.choeurs@operadeparis.fr
Opéra national de Paris
Direction Musicale
120, rue de Lyon
F - 75012 PARIS
Téléphone : +33 1 40 01 81 81

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