Portland Opera Eleanor Lieber Resident Artist Auditions

For 2019 Season (Residency dates of January 28, 2019 through August 4, 2019 – subject to change)

Audition Locations and Dates

New York City, NY
Symphony Space
November 12 and 13, 2017 (with callbacks on November 14, 2017)

Portland, OR
Hampton Opera Center
December 17, 2017

Pianist Provided: Yes
Pianist Fee: None

Portland Opera is using a YAP Tracker application for all submissions. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account. Guest accounts are available; please see YAP Tracker’s Website for details at www.yaptracker.com. Paper applications by mail will not be accepted.

Your application fee is used to partially subsidize this application process; fees account for less than half of the total costs involved with the application process, which includes, but is not limited to, defraying the expenses of screening, application website hosting, audition pianists, venue rental and travel costs.  Fees are charged for the sole objective of hearing many more applicants than would be otherwise possible.

Application Procedure

(Please provide the following):
Completed YAP Tracker Application, including the following:

•    Detailed résumé
•    Headshot
•    4 Operatic Arias: one each in Italian, French, English, and one other language
•    Non-refundable application fee of $30 paid by credit card through the YAP Tracker website
•    City and/or date preference

Application Form Location:


Audition Requirements

  • As this program is designed to bridge the gap between an artist’s education and professional career; ideal candidates have completed their postgraduate education and may have had some professional experience. Most applicants are between 23 to 32 years of age.

Application Deadline

  • Applications must be submitted to YAP Tracker by October 2, 2017.

Audition Notification

  • Those chosen to audition will be notified by October 9, 2017.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

For additional questions you may email:


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