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As a senior member of the development team, this position will be responsible for overseeing and directing all facets of the annual giving and membership programs targeting donors up to $10,000. The successful candidate will reenergize and build the annual fund through strategic use of mail, telefunding, face-to-face solicitations as well as online and new technology channels. The position oversees departmental communications and acts as key liaison with the marketing department.

We seek an experienced manager and a visionary leader who will prepare LA Opera for the future with innovative fundraising strategies. Excellent writing and communication skills, data base systems expertise and facility with new technologies are required. Qualified candidates will have a college degree and 5 years+ of non-profit development experience. Interest in the arts is desired.

To apply, send resume and salary history to:

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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.

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 Chorus auditions for the 2015/2016 season. The deadline to submit materials for consideration is 5:00pm PST on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Please click here for submission instructions and full details.

Audition process 
If selected for an audition, singers will be asked to prepare two selections from the standard operatic repertory. Both pieces should be in different languages. 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 on their availability (based on a preliminary rehearsal and performance schedule) and their ability to fulfill special requirements (as listed for each production).


Dance auditions are held on an "as needed" basis for productions which include roles for dancers. Dance audition announcements will be posted here. Dancers wishing to receive audition information by email should submit a picture, resume and cover letter to Submissions will be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable audition opportunities.


Auditions for supernumeraries ("extras") are held on an "as needed" basis for productions which include parts for non-speaking, non-singing performers. LA Opera seeks supernumeraries with varying levels of experience according to the needs of the production. While some people who work as supernumeraries are professional actors or specialty performers (e.g. jugglers, acrobats, stilt walkers, actors trained in stage combat), others are opera enthusiasts who have no previous acting or performing experience but enjoy being onstage.

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. If you would like to receive audition information by email, 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.

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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


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 to contact us via email or call (213) 972-3157.

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Intern opportunities

LA Opera has a long standing commitment to provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for students and we feel that our internships will be a continuation of our robust programs.

Qualified candidates will be able to devote a minimum of 8 hours per week for a 10 week period.  Recognizing that academics take priority, LA Opera is prepared to be flexible with regard to our interns’ schedules.  While we believe that students interested in arts administration will derive the greatest benefits from our internships, we will give due consideration to students of all majors.

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in our program along with a tentative work schedule to:



LA Opera has an immediate opening for a Marketing intern to assist the department in administrative support activities.  Qualified candidates will have a degree in Marketing and will be able to demonstrate strong analytical and written communication skills.  This internship will last approximately 10 weeks and will require a commitment of at least 30 hours per week.  This is a paid internship at $10.00/hour.

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