Artistic Director: Curtis Tucker
Northeast Florida's Premiere Opera Company


First Coast Opera will hold auditions for singers on

 Sunday, September 18th

Sunday, September 25th

2:00 to 6:00 PM 

Auditions will be held at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla Street in Saint Augustine.

Upcoming repertoire: Madama Butterfly (Puccini, performances January 6 & 8, 2017)

Trial by Jury (Gilbert & Sullivan, Spring 2017, dates TBD) with

The Trial of B. B. Wolf (Sheeley & Tucker, Florida Premiere)

Auditioners should be prepared to sing one or two selections in English and/or Italian. You need not sing from the listed repertoire. A pianist will be provided. Singers must provide sheet music for the pianist. There is no cost to audition.

Roles Available: Butterfly: Suzuki, supporting roles and chorus

(Cio Cio San, Pinkerton, Sharpless, and Goro have been cast)

Trial by Jury: all roles and chorus

The Trial of B. B. Wolf: all roles, which include

Little Red, soprano

Mr. Swine, soprano

Aesop, mezzo soprano

B. B. Wolf, tenor

Hans Christian Anderson, baritone

Judge Harry James O’Connor, bass

To schedule an audition time, contact Curtis Tucker, Artistic Director, at Singers not scheduled in advance will be heard on a space-available basis. In-person auditions are preferred, but singers unable to attend the auditions may be considered by submitting photo, resumé, and either audio/video files or links to online sources.

Our 17th Season

Please Click Here for tickets to our second performance of Mario Lanza - Hollywood Tenor at the Flagler Playhouse in Bunnell, FL

Located at: 301 E. Moody Blvd

Mario Lanza - Hollywood Tenor

First Coast Opera explores the brief, shining career of iconic American tenor and heartthrob, Mario Lanza (1921-1959).  Hear live performances of selections from his films The Student Prince, The Toast of New Orleans, The Great Caruso, and others in the unique “swimming pool” of The Lightner Museum in downtown Saint Augustine.

Friday, October 28th at 7:30 PM at The Lightner Museum
Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM at Flagler Playhouse - Bunnell, FL

Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s tragic cross-cultural love story remains one of the world’s most popular operas.  Be transported to early 20th-century Japan through this production fully-staged at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium by Helena Binder and conducted by FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker.  Sung in Italian with projected English Supertitles.

Fully staged with orchestra

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College

Trial by Jury & The Trial of B.B. Wolf

Two courtroom satires, directed by Nelson Sheeley, who staged last season’s
La Vie Parisienne, are sure to leave you smiling.  Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular one-act comedy is paired with the Florida Premiere of Curtis Tucker’s new family opera putting the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his well-known mischief.  Sung in English and intended for children and adults of all ages.

March 2017