Auditions at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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 following positions: 

Section Viola (2 positions): preliminary auditions in October of 2015, with Finals and possible Semi-Finals in November.

Section Bass: preliminary auditions in November and December of 2015, with Finals and Possible Semi-Finals in January 2016.

More information here.

For instructions on how to apply and more information regarding these positions, please email orchaud@lyricopera.org with inquiries.

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

Auditions for the 2015-16 season have concluded, and we are no longer accepting submissions. The audition announcement regarding the 2016-17 Season should be posted in Winter, 2015.

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 no current audition opportunities for dancers interested in the 2015-16 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 2015-16 season.

Lyric Unlimited

There are no current audition opportunities for the 2015-16 season.

Ryan Opera Center

Thank you for your interest in The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Ensemble. Please check back in December 2015 when information regarding our 2017-2018 Ensemble auditions will be available.

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