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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.


The Los Angeles Opera Costume Shop has an immediate opening for an Assistant Cutter/Draper for our 2016-17 Season. The Assistant Cutter/Draper works closely with the Cutter/Draper and assists with patterning, cutting, constructing, fitting and altering costumes for the stage. Two years experience as an assistant cutter in a professional theatrical costume shop and experience running a crew within a professional theatrical costume shop are required. Applicants must have working knowledge of costume construction and patterning, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and excellent communication, time management and teamwork skills. 

Please send resume 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.


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 educom@laopera.org 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 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 2016/2017 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.

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).


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.

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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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development intern

LA Opera's Development team seeks a qualified intern who is prepared to work in a fast-paced environment on a number of exciting projects. This intern will gain broad experience in various aspects of fundraising for one of the largest opera companies in the nation.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist with the donor acknowledgement process
  • Manage the tracking and delivery of premiums
  • Help telefund team with coordination of printed fulfillment materials
  • Become familiar with patron database and manage related projects
  • Assist with donor stewardship activities including outreach and benefit fulfillment
  • Partner with Research Manager to complete donor profiles and materials
  • Become familiar with digital marketing software and manage donor e-communications

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org.


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