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 Artistic Administrator or email soloaud@lyricopera.org with requests for an audition.

Orchestra

If you are interested in being considered for Lyric Opera of Chicago's "substitute" musicians list, you may send your résumé at any time.

If you would like to be considered as a substitute musician, or would like more information regarding the open position(s) within the orchestra, please email  orchaud@lyricopera.org with inquiries.

Music Staff

Lyric Opera of Chicago's music staff consists of cover conductors, répétiteurs, and prompters. If you you like to be considered for a position on Lyric Opera's music staff, please email your résumé and references to orchaud@lyricopera.org. If you are interested in cover conducting and have conducting reels available to you, please be sure to include them.

Alternate contact information is: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music Staff Auditions, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 860, Chicago, IL 60606

Musical Theater

Lyric Opera of Chicago is not holding auditions for the musical at this time.

Chorus

Chorus Auditions for the 2018/19 Season have concluded.

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
Ballet Auditions for the 2018/19 Season have concluded.

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.

Lyric Unlimited

There are no current audition opportunities for Lyric Unlimited.

Ryan Opera Center

Thank you for your interest in The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Please note that we are not currently accepting applications.

The National Auditions are sponsored by
American Airlines
Official airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is supported by
Illinois Arts Council National Endowment for the Arts
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