Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Lyric Opera of Chicago. You will find current audition opportunities at the bottom of this page. Singers and instrumentalists wishing to receive audition information from Lyric Opera of Chicago or The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center may contact the appropriate administrators as follows:
Lyric grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis. The artist's management should contact Lyric's associate artistic administrator or email email@example.com with requests for an audition.
The Lyric Opera Orchestra has the following current vacancies:
- Principal Trumpet (January 29 - February 14)
- Principal Cello (February 7 - February 18)
- Principal Viola (February 13 - March 4)
Auditions will take place January–February 2013. Please click here for more information.
Assistant Conductors/Music Staff
If you would like to be considered for an Assistant Conductor position, or as a "substitute" orchestra player, please forward a resume to: Music Administrator, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606; or via fax: (312) 419-0820; or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lyric Opera Chorus is a professional ensemble of approximately 48 full-time members. Classically trained singers in all voice categories who are prepared for a professional career should apply. Applicants are required to prove that they are a United States citizen, permanent resident, or have legal permission to work in the United States.
Chorus auditions for the 2013-2014 season will be held in March 2013. Please click here to download our most recent audition brochure, or here to read our recent press release.
Some productions may require individuals with special talents to perform on stage, including:
Auditions for these roles are conducted on an "as needed" basis only; to find out about current/upcoming opportunities, please call the Audition Hotline at (312) 827-3548.
Ballet auditions for the 2011-2012 season have concluded. Please check back at a later date for information about the 2012-2013 auditions.
To obtain an information packet about becoming a supernumerary please send your information to Bill Walters, super captain, at email@example.com. For additional information, please call the Supernumerary Hotline at (312) 827-3538.
Ryan Opera Center
Preliminary Auditions for the 2014-2015 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Audition dates in 2013 (with application deadlines)
New York City
March 2, 4 & 5
May 13 & 14
June 24, 26, & 28
July 14, 15, 17 & 19
Click here for application information and instructions.
The National Auditions are sponsored by
Official Airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center admits persons of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.