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Special Events administrator

The LA Opera has an immediate opening for a Special Events Administrator who will assist in the planning and execution of the Opera's events calendar.  Primary duties will include creating lists and executing mailings, preparing invitations, coordinating with vendors, processing and tracking invoices and budgets and managing correspondence associated with each event such as RSVP's, confirmation calls and general office administrative duties.  This position staffs many events throughout the Opera season and is responsible for preparing event materials, distributing signage, managing check-in and assisting in event oversight.

Qualified candidates will have: a Bachelor's degree and one + years' experience in fundraising or donor stewardship; excellent professional writing and oral communication skills; exceptional computer skills with knowledge of mail merging and fundraising software and proven ability to manage multiple projects and multiple tasks effectively from a variety of staff.  

This position will require flexibility for evening and weekend events, and use of a personal vehicle to get to offsite events. 

Please send resume and salary history to


The LA Opera is seeking a Sales Analytics Manager.  This position will oversee sales and customer service processes including demand-based pricing, budgeting and cost control, inventory management and e-commerce.  This position will drive analytical decision-making within the department by becoming the subject matter expert on customer data and pricing. 

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Information Technology, Business Studies/Administration/Management, Marketing, Advertising/Media or hold the equivalent in experience/education and will demonstrate experience in accessing, analyzing and compiling large volumes of data into concise, useful and precise information. 

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

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.

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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’s Education and Community Engagement Department is holding auditions for an upcoming production of !FIGARO¡ (90210) - a multi-cultural adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro set in present-day Los Angeles. Character breakdowns are below.Artists should be prepared to sing two contrasting arias, at least one in English.

To request an appointment:
Email a resume and headshot to with the subject: Figaro 90210 AuditionsSelected applicants will be contacted to schedulean audition appointment.



Roxanne Conti (The Countess Rosina)Former Hollywood starlet, maintained through plastic surgery (Caucasian, 40s)

SusanaSweet-natured but undocumented maid on the Conti estate (Hispanic, 20s) - able to speak Spanish

Barbara Conti (Barbarina)Paul & Roxanne’s emo daughter (Caucasian, teens)


Donna Curson - Prim and officious personal assistant to Paul Conti (African-American, 40s)

Ms. Soon-Yi Nam (Marcellina) - Pushy businesswoman/factory owner. Susana’s former employer (Asian, 50s-60s)


Bernard Curson (aka Li’l B-Man) (Cherubino) - Her son, a self-stylized hip-hop artist in love with bling (African-American, teens)


Basel (Don Basilio) - Flamboyant SAT and English tutor (South Asian, 20s)


Paul Conti (Count Almaviva) - Handsome and roguish real estate magnate (Caucasian, 50s)

Figaro - Crafty and comical handyman working on the Conti estate (Hispanic, 30s) - able to speak Spanish


Babayan (Dr Bartolo) - Portly yet imposing Mafioso (Middle Eastern, 50s-60s)

Atzuko (Antonio) - Bumbling gardener (Asian, 60s-70s)


The Sexting Duet (Roxanne and Susana)

It’s Like, Ya Know (Bernard Curson)

Prepare for Defeat (Figaro)

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.

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

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.

Audition process 
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.

Please send cover letter and resume to:


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