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.
SING WITH LA OPERA'S EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
LA Opera's Education and Community Engagement Department is holding general auditions for our acclaimed outreach program. Performance opportunities include in-school opera residencies, touring community recitals and productions, and school assemblies. We are also seeking experienced teaching artists. Click here to download the flyer.
Artists should be prepared to sing at least one musical theatre selection (in English) and two contrasting arias. We are looking for personality so be sure to pick songs that best showcase you.
Auditions will be held June 21 and 23, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
To request an appointment, email a resume and headshot to email@example.com with the subject: Department Auditions. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition appointment.
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.
LA Opera is currently accepting submissions for dancer auditions for the 2016 production of Macbeth. Please click here for submission instructions and full details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable auditions when possible.
Applications for chorus auditions for the 2016/2017 season are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2017/2018 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.
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).
Supernumerary audition announcements will be posted here, and may also be posted on casting websites such as "LA Casting" and "Actors Access."
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.