Principal Auditions

Open auditions for principal roles, 2017-2018 season

Livermore Valley Opera is pleased to announce auditions for the 2017-2018 season. They will be held over two days.

Thursday evening, February 16, in San Francisco, 6:00-10:00 PM

Saturday afternoon, February 18, in Livermore, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

These auditions are for principal roles in productions and special events during the 2017-2018 season.  Our productions are Don Pasquale (Donizetti) in September-October, 2017, and Un Ballo in Maschera (The Masked Ball) in March, 2018.  All principal roles are paid.  Some roles are subject to prior casting.  All auditions are by appointment only.  Please forward your request via e-mail to  Requests should include role(s) of interest, preferred location or date, time preferences if applicable, including alternatives if you have flexibility.  Be sure to include a copy of your current music resume or CV.  Headshots are optional, as are refernces to artist’s web sites.  Please do not send audio or video clips, and do not telephone.  Requests will be accepted beginning on, but not before, January 1, 2017.

Contact Orv Barr, Auditions Manager

Chorus Auditions

Singers interested in performing as a part of the LVO’s Chorus are invited to express their interest in our upcoming production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (“The Marriage of Figaro”).

After the huge chorus assembled for our highly successful “Dutchman,” the company is scaling back considerably for Figaro. This is partly for artistic reasons, and partly for budgetary reasons. In any case, we are looking for a chorus consisting of only 4 singers on each part: 4 sopranos, 4 altos, 4 tenors, and 4 basses. Each singer will be paid a stipend of $150. There will be no paid “section leaders” for this show.

Chorus music rehearsals will be on the following days/times:

Sat. Feb 04, 2-5pm
Tues. Feb 07, 7-10pm
Sun. Feb 12, 2-5pm
Sat. Feb 18, 3-4pm (perhaps a little longer, till 4:30 or 5)

Staging rehearsals are TBA.
Sitzprob will be in the evening of Sun. Mar 05, 7-10pm.
All of these rehearsals take place at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street in Livermore.

Tech week will run Mar 06-09 at the Bankhead Theater, with rehearsals every evening. The dress rehearsal on Thursday may be “open”, with special admission for students. As indicated on the LVO website, performance dates will be Mar 11, 12, 18, and 19.

If you are interested in joining the chorus for Figaroplease RSVP by Jan. 13 at the latest, by writing to our chorus manager, John Mark Carter, at: In your email, please include any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule above. Conflicts may affect your ability to participate, and no conflicts during final dress rehearsals or performances will be permitted.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Warm regards,
Bruce Olstad
Livermore Valley Opera