The Teatro Municipal of Santiago launches a contest for lyrical singers to be part of its 2023 Season

The Municipal Theater of Santiago calls for competition professional lyrical singers or people who are studying formal lyrical singing to be part of the 2023 Opera Season of the Municipal de Santiago, National Opera of Chile.


The auditions will have two stages: a first stage of selection through audiovisual recording and a second face-to-face stage on the stage of the Municipal de Santiago, where only those singers who pass the first stage will participate.


Those interested should complete the registration form available at this link. Entries that are made by other means or that do not contain the complete file will not be accepted. The sheet must contain the following information:


  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Place of residence (country and city)
  • Telephone contact
  • Email
  • Biography and CV: maximum 500 characters with spaces. It must be concise, specific and must emphasize the last two years of activity.
  • Photography (portrait) in high resolution.
  • Voice category: choose only one (1).
  • Audiovisual recording of an aria of your choice. The record must be recorded within the last year (continuous recording, without cuts)
  • Indicate a maximum of two (2) potential arias to interpret in case of moving to the second face-to-face stage, which must be selected from the repertoire proposed by the Corporation


The audiovisual records sent for the first selection stage will be reviewed by an Artistic Commission designated by the Corporation.


Download the list of arias to audition here




The registration process will take place from Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Registrations will not be accepted after the stipulated period or by other means.


After closing the registration process, the Commission will proceed to review the submitted audiovisual records. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, the singers who are selected to participate in the second stage of the auditions will be contacted directly and they will be informed of the day they must appear at the theater.



Face-to-face auditions


The face-to-face auditions will take place on Tuesday, July 12, Wednesday, 13, and Thursday, July 14, 2022 and will begin promptly at 11:00 am. Those selected must arrive at least 30 minutes in advance, already vocalized. The presentation list will be published in person that day at 10:30 a.m.


Once the auditions begin, the singers will be called one by one in the dressing room foyer. In the case of not being present, it will continue with the next one. Those who miss their turn will NOT be able to audition afterwards. Each singer must audition a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) arias selected from the repertoire proposed by the Corporation (the same ones already indicated in the registration form).


The theater has its resident pianist, Jorge Hevia, who will accompany the singers in the auditions. In any case, each singer can bring their own pianist, which must be informed in advance to the Artistic Direction of the Corporation.


Evaluation Commission


The Evaluation Commission of the face-to-face auditions will be composed of:


  • Carmen Gloria Larenas
  • Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
  • Pedro Pablo Prudencio
  • Jorge Hevia
  • Alex Fernandez
  • Jorge Klastornik


The Corporation reserves the right to select the singers that will be hired to participate in the 2023 season. The Artistic Direction will contact the selected singers directly.