Back at the end of October, I learned they were looking for a few folks to fill out the chorus for next semester's operas (Orfeo and Orphee aux Enfers). I was surprised that they just posted a sign-up sheet instead of holding auditions, but of course we all had to audition for our various choruses, so maybe they went from that. I was the first to sign up as one of the mezzo volunteers, which meant I had that much longer to wait. Yesterday 2 other mezzo volunteers and I finally got the "thanks but no thanks" email.
I'm a little disappointed, of course, but only a little, because the rehearsal schedule would be a pain - Fridays 4-6 pm, adding in Saturday morning rehearsals as you get closer to production. I'm also not very surprised - given the quality of the voices around me in chorus, the competition was pretty stiff. And of course now I'll get to enjoy it from the audience. 😃