Chicago-area Bellissima Opera & Song is casting for upcoming opera productions, specialty song concerts and outreach-in-the-classroom performances for 2024 and 2025. All performances are paid. 

We are seeking local classically trained professional-level singers of all types (age, gender, gender-identity, race, voice-type). 

Link to application form:

Casting for forthcoming events include:

  • July 20-21, 2024, 7:30pm. Summer Opera double-bill at Concordia University (River Forest). Excerpts from the new opera Outside the Ring and the complete 1-Act Comedic Opera Speed Dating Tonight  by Michael Ching.
  • Sept 14 & 21, 2024, 7:00pm. Spoon River Anthology Performance. Songs by Lita Grier and others relating to the famous literary work performed in the Hyde Park home where Edgar Lee Masters wrote the anthology.
  • School Outreach performances: Daytime performances during the school-year directly in schools
  • March 8, 2025: International Women’s Day Concert (Oak Park)
  • July, 2025. Summer Opera. Pauline Viardot Garcia’s Le Dernier Sorcier paired with a 1-Act opera TBD.
  • Other specialty concerts in 2025: TBD
  • Future opera commission (2026 or later) based on a Native American Tale (women only)

2024 Events

2023 Events

Live Music with Christine Steyer, noon-2pm, Saturday, October 28. Fundraiser at Happy Apple.
International Women's Day Concert, 2023.
Opera in the Classroom, March, 2023. The Catalyst School, Chicago.
Opera in the Classroom, January, 2023. Holy Trinity High School, Chicago.

2022 Events

Future Perfect, a modern tale of curiosity, from Bellissima Opera's Tales of Transcendence.
International Women's Day Concert, 2022.
"Un ballo in maschera," our Fall, 2022, friendraiser.

2021 Events

On Call: Covid-19, an award-winning opera, from Bellissima Opera's Tales of Transcendence. "Compelling." "Theater of the Moment."