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.
Bass Auditions will be held on October 7, 2016.
Bassoon auditions will be held on October 14, 2016.
Preliminary screening of candidates will be by CD and resume submission. The bass submission deadline is Friday, August 26, 2016. The bassoon submission deadline is Friday, September 2, 2016.
Due to publisher requirements, the repertoire and information PDFs are password protected. You may download the bass materials here, and the bassoon materials here. Please click here to request the password.
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.
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 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.