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.
To receive information about orchestra auditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of this audition. LA Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications for the 2014/15 season auditions are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2015/16 season, please check here for more information to be posted in late December/early January.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Outreach program auditions
LA Opera's Education and Community Engagement department is holding general auditions - June 25 and 26, 10am-4pm - 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.
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.
To request an appointment: email a resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Department Auditions
Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition appointment.
Please note that artists must be current members of AGMA, or willing to join AGMA, in order to accept a role if offered. This is an audition notice. Applicants must be 18 years of age. If employment is offered, this offer is contingent upon artists providing documents to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.