• Anthony Chase

Opera Audition: Puccini’s "La Bohème"


Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has posted a call for opera singers for their production of Puccini’s La Bohème, to be performed on October 21 & 23, 2022. Auditions will be on Sunday, February 6th from 2 - 5 p.m.

The roles being cast are: Mimi (soprano), Rodolfo (tenor), Marcello (baritone), Schaunard (baritone) Colline (bass) Interested singers must register for a live audition time. Auditions will be held in the grand theater at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 Live auditions are preferred, but video submissions are also being accepted. Video submissions must be received no later than February 6th, 2022. Email: Karen at operalock16@gmail.com both to sign up or with any questions. Singers attending live auditions must come prepared to sing two contrasting arias, one being by either Puccini or Verdi. A pianist will be provided. A resume, headshot, and proof of vaccination are required for live auditions and casting.


To refresh your memory, La Bohème follows four struggling bohemians living together in 19th century Paris – a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher. One freezing Christmas Eve their lives are changed forever when a girl named Mimì knocks on their door looking for a light for her candle. She and Rodolfo fall in love and as a consequence we get to hear a lot of fabulous Puccini music and to witness impending tragedy when it becomes clear that Mimì is seriously ill, and Rodolfo, in his poverty, cannot provide for her. Funding for this full opera production is in part through the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, The Erwin Johnson Memorial Fund, and NYSCA.