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LA Opera's open positions are periodically updated here. Applications are only accepted via mail, fax and e-mail. Due to the volume of submissions received, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding open positions.

ANNUAL FUND Coordinator

Los Angeles Opera is seeking a self-motivated individual with outstanding organizational skills and a desire to work in the field of mass communications. This individual will be responsible for all activities that support the Annual Fund. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: coordinating donor communications such as mailings, e-appeals and telefund calling; maintaining donor files; managing the team’s creative needs; overseeing digital projects; and partnering with support organizations.

Qualified candidates will have a BS/BA or equivalent in Mass Communications or a related field and 1-2 years of marketing or nonprofit experience.  Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is essential, and the ability to demonstrate well-developed skills with databases and analytics is desired. 

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@laopera.org.


Seamsters - Costume Shop

Los Angeles Opera Costume Shop has openings for experienced Seamsters. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a professional costume shop or garment factory, knowledge of garment construction and alteration, hand and machine sewing skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and must possess excellent communication skills. The current openings are for temporary employment.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: jmusselman@laopera.org.

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Thank you for your interest in auditioning for LA Opera. You will find current audition opportunities at the bottom of each section below:

LA Opera grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis.


Supernumerary audition announcements will be posted here, and may also be posted on casting websites such as "LA Casting" and "Actors Access." 

LA Opera is currently accepting submissions for supernumerary auditions for the 2017 production of Salome. Please click here for submission instructions and full details.

A supernumerary application form can be downloaded by clicking here. Please complete this form and mail it, along with a picture (and resume, if you have one) to the address listed on the form. Submissions will be kept on file and performers will be contacted about applicable auditions when possible.

Domingo-COLBURN-STEIN Young Artist Program

The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is the professional artist development program of LA Opera. For more information, visit the Young Artist Program page.


Dance auditions are held on an "as needed" basis for productions which include roles for dancers. Dance audition announcements will be posted here. Dancers may also submit a picture, resume and cover letter to dancersubmissions@laopera.org. Submissions will be be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable auditions when possible.


Applications for chorus auditions for the 2016/17 season are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2017/18 season, please check here for more information to be posted in early January of 2017. 

Professional singers with training and experience with operatic literature and performance are encouraged to apply. Each production of the season is cast individually. There are no full-time positions in the chorus.

Audition process
If selected to audition, singers will be asked to prepare two selections from the standard operatic repertory. Each piece should be in a different language. An accompanist will be provided for all auditions. Singers may also be tested on their musicianship (sight reading and tonal memory, i.e. the ability to sing back a melody played on the piano) and lyric diction in French, German and Italian. At the audition, singers will also be required to submit paperwork indicating their availability (based on a preliminary rehearsal and performance schedule) and their ability to fulfill special requirements (as listed for each production).
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There are numerous, fun ways in which you can become involved with LA Opera as a volunteer. The Opera League of Los Angeles, the primary volunteer support organization for LA Opera, and its members work with LA Opera staff on a wide variety of programs including the Opera Prep program, Teacher Training sessions, Saturday Mornings at the Opera, Community Educators, and much more.

In addition to volunteer opportunities, the Opera League of Los Angeles offers its members informative educational programs including seminars and many social activities focused on opera with the aim on expanding the appreciation of opera throughout Greater Los Angeles and the surrounding counties.

We invite you to learn more about The Opera League and how to support your LA Opera as a volunteer. To contact The Opera League, please call (213) 972-7220 or e-mail info@operaleague.org.


Opera League Numerous individuals desire more knowledge about opera - that unique blending of spectacular theatricality and gorgeous music. By joining the LA Opera Community Educators, you can share your love of and appreciation for opera with people interested in learning more. Members of the Opera League of Los Angeles' Community Educators are a team of trained experts who address civic and social organizations, philanthropic groups, schools and library audiences throughout Southern California, free of charge.

Dates and Requirements: To become a Community Educator, you must complete an intensive 8-week training program. For more information, please CLICK HERE link to educom@laopera.org to contact us via email or call (213) 972-3157.

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Information regarding internships will be posted here.

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