Ryan Opera Center Ensemble auditions

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is pleased to announce that applications are open for the following Ensemble positions:

2025/26 Ensemble Singers 

Apply Now for 2025/26 Singers

2025/26 Ensemble singer applications are now being accepted. Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. If you do not have a YAP Tracker account, register for free at www.yaptracker.com

The approximate contract dates for the 2025/26 Ensemble are May 12, 2025 through April 25, 2026 (to be confirmed), with an option for renewal as the positions are expected to have a two-year residency. Apply today through YAP Tracker and find application details here.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. The Ryan Opera Center encourages qualified artists from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, to apply for its Ensemble.

For questions, please contact Susanna McNatt, Ryan Opera Center Manager, smcnatt@lyricopera.org, 312-827-3510.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is Lyric's acclaimed artist-development program that nurtures the talents of some of the most promising operatic artists of each generation. Ryan Opera Center alumni are among the dominant names in opera today. This highly competitive program, established in 1974, is honored to enjoy the support of acclaimed soprano RenĂ©e Fleming as Advisor at Large, along with full-time staff Dan Novak (Director), Craig Terry (Music Director), and Julia Faulkner (Director of Vocal Studies).

Pictured: Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members Ryan Capozzo and Laureano Quant perform at Lyric's 2022/23 Season Sunday in the Park with Lyric.

Photos: Kyle Flubacker