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Orchestra Auditions

Notice of Audition
Double Bass, Horn

Vancouver Opera will hold auditions on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 for:

  • one Assistant Principal Bass (Core Orchestra) 
  • one Horn 2 (Core Orchestra) 

Audition Repertoire for Principal Bass
In addition to the first movement of a concerto of the candidate’s choosing the candidates should prepare the following excerpts: 

Verdi, La Traviata, Act 2, Scene 2, 7, 8 
G. Smetana, The Bartered Bride
B. Wagner, Overture The Flying Dutchman
R. Mozart, The Marriage of Fiagro
W.A. Verdi, Overture Rigoletto, Act 1
G. Verdi, La Traviata, Act 1, Scene 4
G. Mozart, W.A. Symphony N 40 in G minor , 1st Movement, Bar 114 – 214 

Audition Repertoire for Horn 2
In addition to the first movement of a Mozart concerto candidates should prepare the following excerpts: 

Beethoven, L.v. Fidelio Trio (2nd horn)
Beethoven, L.v. Fidelio Overture (2nd horn)
Brahms, J. Haydn Variation Vl (2nd horn)
Mozart, W.A. Cosi Fan Tutte Fiordiligi Aria (2nd horn)
Mozart, W.A. Le Nozze de Figaro Act 1, No 3 Cavatina (2nd horn) 
Puccini, G. Madama Butterfly Act 2 rehearsal #28-29 (4th horn) 
Puccini, G. Tosca 3rd Act opening
Rossini, G. Semiramide Overture (2nd horn)
Strauss, R. Rosenkavalier opening
Tchaikovsky, P.I. Sym 5 2nd mvt (1st horn)
Verdi, G. Don Carlo Act 2 prelude (2nd horn)
Wagner, R. Das Rheingold prelude
Wagner, R. Lohengrin Act 3 prelude (1st horn) 

How to apply:

All candidates must apply by e-mail only with a current résumé to:
Mr. Adam Da Ros, Artistic Planning Assistant: 


Applicants will be contacted via e-mail with audition times by Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. 

Auditions for Bass and Horn will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.