Opera, Singing, Chorus & Stage Auditions - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Auditions

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:

 


Solo Artists

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 soloaud@lyricopera.org with requests for an audition.

 


Orchestra

Preliminary auditions for our Principal Cello position have concluded. We are not auditioning for any other positions at this time. Thank you for your interest in Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra.




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: orchaud@lyricopera.org

 


Chorus

There are no upcoming chorus auditions currently scheduled. Please check back in the coming months to see information regarding Lyric's General Chorus Auditions for the 2015-16 Season.

 


Seasonal Artists

Some productions may require individuals with special talents to perform on stage, including:

  • Ballet

  • Children's Chorus

  • Supernumeraries ("extras")

  • Actors

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 

Lyric Opera of Chicago will be holding ballet auditions on Monday, May 12, 2014 for the 2014-15 season production of Capriccio by Richard Strauss. This revival production will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and staged by Peter McClintock; Val Caniparoli is the choreographer and August Tye is the ballet mistress.

Auditions will be held at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Walk-ins will not be seen.

To express interest in these auditions, please send your résumé and headshot to balletaud@lyricopera.org. The deadline to complete registration is Monday, May 5 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please view our press release here.

 

Supernumerary Auditions
To obtain an information packet about becoming a supernumerary please send your information to Bill Walters, super captain, at bwalters@lyricopera.org. For additional information, please call the Supernumerary Hotline at (312) 827-3538.

Actors

There are no current audition opportunities for the 2013/14 season.

 


Preliminary Auditions for the 2015-2016 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Audition dates in 2014 (with application deadlines)

New York City

March 12, 13 & 14
(February 7)

Chicago

May 12, 21 & 22
(April 4)

June 29 & 30
(May 23)

July 24, 25, 27 & 28
(June 13)

Click here for application information and instructions.

The National Auditions are sponsored by

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Official Airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer/program.

 

Preliminary Auditions for the 2015-2016 Ryan Opera Center Pianist

Thank you for your interest in the 2015-2016 Ryan Opera Center Pianist position. The audition application period has passed. Please check back in December 2014 for information regarding future Pianist auditions.

The National Auditions are sponsored by

American Airlines Logo Small

Official Airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/program.