AUDITION: Tuesday, May 2, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Spoleto Festival USA offices, 14 George Street)

The Festival is looking for two young boys approximately 6 – 9 years of age in appearance to perform as extras in the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA production of Farnace, a baroque opera composed by Antonio Vivaldi. Performers will be directed by Tony Award-winning and internationally renowned Irish director Garry Hynes.

PRODUCTION: Spoleto Festival USA opera production Antonio Vivaldi’s Farnace
LOCATION: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.
PERFORMANCE PERIOD: Evening rehearsals beginning in May. Performances will run May 27 – June 9. Further information on rehearsal and performance schedules will be available at the auditions.
COMPENSATION: Compensation and tickets

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Please email Sara Bennett at with a headshot, bio, and resume indicating which position you would like to audition for in the subject line.


Each year the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra takes on a dynamic new identity with the participation of both returning and new musicians. Through nationwide auditions, an extremely talented group of young professionals and students of many nationalities is selected to form the Festival resident ensemble. The Orchestra works with Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, as well as with guest conductors in opera, symphonic, choral, chamber, and contemporary music performances. Orchestra members are provided with an honorarium, housing, and travel stipend.

The Festival Orchestra is central to the international excellence of performances at Spoleto Festival USA and has over the years proven to be one of the finest opportunities for young musicians to gain extensive performance experience. Alumni of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra can be found in almost every professional orchestra in the United States and many abroad.

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Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Spoleto Festival USA! The general application deadline for the 2017 Festival Orchestra has passed. Information regarding the 2018 Festival Auditions will be posted in November 2017.