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Opera San José 2021–2022 Season Audition Notice

Opera San José is currently seeking vaccinated performers of all ethnic backgrounds for principal, supernumerary, dance ensemble, and cover roles for our Spring 2022 production of West Side Story. In-person auditions will be held in San Jose on December 3, 2021.  

Submissions are due Friday, November 26.


Production: West Side Story
Conductor: Christopher James Ray 
Director: Crystal Manich 
Choreographer: Michael Pappalardo  

Rehearsals: March 7–April 15, 2022 

Performances: April 16, 17, 21, 23, 29; May 1, 2022  


  • The Sharks (Bernardo, Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose; Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella, Margarita)  
  • The Jets (Action, A-rab, Bay John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece, Tiger; Graziella, Velma, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, Anybodys) 
  • Doc 
  • Schrank 
  • Krupke 
  • Glad Hand 


Friday, December 3, 2021, from 11am–6pm
Submissions due by Friday, November 26 

To be considered for an in-person audition, please submit a résumé and headshot here.

Everyone who is invited to audition will be asked to sing and participate in a dance call. A pianist will be provided.  

  • SINGING: You will be asked to prepare specific musical selections from West Side Story depending on the role for which you would like to be considered. Audition materials may be found here.  
  •  DANCE CALL: Please wear sneakers and clothing in which you can move. You will be taught a group routine. 

To be considered for an in-person audition, please submit a résumé and headshot by Friday, November 26