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

Lyric Opera of Chicago will be auditioning applicants for the position of Section Horn in January and February of 2015, with Finals and possible Semi-Finals in March. For more information and how to apply, please click here or email orchaud@lyricopera.org with an inquiry.




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.

 



American Musical Theater Initiative

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold ensemble auditions for the 2015 production of Carousel: the audition dates are as follows:

Thursday, November 20, 2014: AGMA/Equity Singers
Monday, December 8, 2014: AGMA/Equity Dancers
Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Non-union Dancers
Callback for AGMA/Equity Singers with Movement Component
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Callback for AGMA/Equity/Non-union Dancers with Singing Component

 

Please find more information on requirements and how to apply at our press release here, or email choraud@lyricopera.org with your headshot and resume.

 


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 

There are currently no upcoming ballet auditions scheduled for our 2014-15 Season.

 

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 2014-15 season.

 


Preliminary Auditions for the 2015-2016 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Thank you for your interest in The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Please note that we are no longer accepting audition applications for the 2015-2016 Ensemble. Please check back in December 2014 when information regarding our 2016-2017 Ensemble auditions will be available.

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.