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Opera Huntsville

Season Auditions


August 19, 2023

To schedule an audition fill out the application and email your resume and headshot to by Aug 1, 2023.


  • Two memorized arias / musical theatre selections.

  • One memorized monologue of your choosing.

Little Red's Most Unusual Day



An operatic version of the story of Little Red Riding Hood based on scenes from operas by J. Offenbach and G. Rossini.

Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.


Roles Available: 

  • Little Red, Soprano or Mezzo

  • Dudley, Tenor

  • Mr. Bigbad, Baritone

Must be a local/ living within 50 miles of Huntsville center. Performances are done at various times throught the season. Payment is given after each performance. 


Opera Bytes

~ A Byte Size Musical Production~


Opera Bytes is an ongoing project that was borne through tandem efforts to bring high-quality performances to a broad audience who may be unfamiliar with opera. Opera Bytes programming takes place in a hybrid format, encompassing virtual livestreams along with in person performances. Our artists include members of Huntsville’s thriving music and arts scene; singers are drawn from Opera Huntsville's own staff, educators and alumni from prestigious local university music departments (especially HBCUs), and from the professional singing community at large. Opera Bytes are about one hour in length.

Roles Available: 

  • All Voice Types


Opera In the Park | September 19

  • Home Place Park

  • 130 Shorter St Madison AL 35758


Love is Brewing | February 13


Une Petite Musique de Nuit | March 19

  • Trinity Baptist Church- Madison

  • 1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758


Showtunes- Apprentice Showcase | May 23

  • UAH- Roberts Recital Hall

  • 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899


Juneteenth: The Negro Spiritual Reimagined | June 18

  • St. Johns AME Church

  • 229 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801

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Main Stage Productions

Amahl and the Night Visitors


Amahl and the Night Visitors is a family-friendly opera and has been enduringly popular since its premier in 1951. Commissioned by NBC as the first opera written for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors debuted on December 24, 1951 becoming the first network television Christmas special to become an annual tradition. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti drew inspiration for the opera from Hieronymus Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and from his childhood in Italy where gifts were brought at Christmas by the Three Kings instead of Santa Claus.

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of Amahl, a shepherd boy who has a propensity to tell tall tales, and his mother. Amahl’s most recent story is about a star with a tail that moves across the sky like a chariot on fire. When three splendid strangers knock on the door and ask to rest in their tiny home, Amahl is thrilled and fascinated. When the visitors describe the miraculous child they are seeking, both Amahl and his mother are moved to give reverence to the child as well. Their humble faith conjures a miracle.

Roles Available:

  • Amhal, Boy Soprano (young girl allowed) 

  • King Melchior, Bass Baritone

  • King Balthazar, Bass

  • Page, Bass (Will be taken from the chorus)

Performance Dates: 

Thursday, December 7, 2023


A Little Night Music 



Boasting one of the most singular and sumptuous scores in Broadway history, Sondheim’s enchanting, hilarious romantic farce is a bona fide classic of American musical theater. Sondheim's 1973 musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, follows aging actress Desiree Armfeldt, her mother Madame Armfeldt, and a series of interwoven love affairs during one eventful weekend in the country.

Roles Available:


Performance Dates: 

April 26-28, 2024


Apprentice Program 

(A Little Night Music Only)



  • To educate performers in the greater Huntsville area on the nature of a professional operatic theatrical production

  • To create opportunities for talented vocalist to learn a complete operatic role

  • To cultivate training situations for performers to get to know more experienced performers

  • To expand and elevate the performance skills and expectations of local Huntsville musicians

  • To facilitate partnerships with local universities’ outstanding talent

Roles Available:

Masterclass Day: | April 6, 2024

UAH- Roberts Recital Hall

301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899

Showtunes- Apprentice Showcase | May 23, 2024

UAH- Roberts Recital Hall

301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899

Opera Huntsville is dedicated to community growth by hiring 60% of local talent across each season. We open auditions to the public. We cannot guarantee production placement for every individual, however we gladly offer volunteer opportunities. Opera Huntsville welcomes experienced production team members; including but not limited to, stage managers, stage directors, music directors, choreographers, fight masters, etc. If you are interested in joining the team please send an email to 

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