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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.

Applications Administrator

Los Angeles Opera is seeking a self-motivated Applications Administrator to join its IT Department. This individual will be responsible for managing and supporting a comprehensive portfolio of applications that include, Tessitura, Website CMS and MS Office 365 as well as various departmental custom applications. Duties will include: daily administration of applications and systems environments, monitoring and maintenance of third-party IT contracts, assisting with departmental budgeting, assessing potential IT risks and providing best practice recommendations.

The successful candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in application, systems and database administration, and design and implementation. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in HTML, Website CMS, preferably with Silverstripe and EpiServer and knowledge of donor engagement systems, with preference for Tessitura. Candidate should also have proven experience with business analytics tools (preferably Sisence), DNS, virtualization, cybersecurity, converged/hyper-converged infrastructure, PCI DSS compliance, project management (SDLC), SQL and report writing, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server (2008R2, 2016) and SSRS.

Qualified candidates must be analytical, have strong problem-solving abilities, have effective communication and negotiation skills, high business acumen with the ability to not only work independently but in a team setting. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in information technology or computer science/engineering. Prior work experience with a performing arts and not-for-profit environment is a plus.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@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:


Dancers and Supernumeraries

Dancer and supernumerary auditions are held as needed. Check this page for future audition notices.


Applications for chorus auditions for the 2019/2020 season are not being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2020/21 season, please check here for more information to be posted in early January of 2020. 

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).

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.

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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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LA Opera's internship 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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