AUDITION NOTICE 

AUDITIONS FOR NEW ORLEANS OPERA’S PRODUCTION of 

MADAME BUTTERFLY 


Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 

Carrollton United Methodist Church 

921 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 

ROLE TO BE CAST 

Butterfly’s Child, “Dolore” – nonsinging role. Dolore is three years old and of mixed Japanese and American descent. Older children who are small of stature are strongly encouraged to audition, as well as children of other ethnicities. (Please see Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement)

REHEARSAL and PERFORMANCE INFORMATION 

Staging rehearsals begin March 6, 2023 
Performances are March 24 and 26, 2023 
All rehearsals through March 17, 2023 will take place afternoons, evenings, and weekends. 
All rehearsals and performances March 19-26, 2023 will be late evenings, with the exception of the March 26, 2023 closing matinee. 

Please note:  This is a paid opportunity. New Orleans Opera is considering local actors from the Greater New Orleans area only at this time. 

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION 

Auditions are by appointment only. Please send an email with full body photo and child’s height to hr@neworleansopera.org. You will be notified by December 22, 2022 if you have been granted an audition. 

REQUIREMENTS 

During the audition, the children will be asked to move and follow directions. They will also experience operatic voices at full volume to test their reaction to this experience. Children should wear clothing and shoes that they can be comfortable moving in. 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION 

At New Orleans Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we are an equal opportunity employer.  We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward this goal. We encourage candidates who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, otherwise-abled, and other underrepresented identities to apply. All applications will receive consideration for employment.  

VACCINATION POLICY 

New Orleans Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees and independent contractors to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID to perform work for the company beginning September 7, 2021. Within 24 hours of accepting an offer of employment with New Orleans Opera, individuals must submit proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID.  If proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer of employment will be withdrawn. Individuals receiving an offer of employment from New Orleans Opera will be provided the full text of the vaccination policy.  

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