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:

2024/25 Ensemble Singers 

Apply Now for 2024/25 Singers

2024/25 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 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.

The approximate contract dates for the 2024/25 Ensemble are May 6, 2024 through April 20, 2025 (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.

Audition and application dates

Application Deadline #1: February 27, 2023
Audition Dates: April 3-4, 2023
Location: New York

Application Deadline #2: April 14, 2023
Audition Dates: May 19-20, 2023
Location: Chicago

Application Deadline #3: June 2, 2023
Audition Dates: July 6-7, 2023
Location: Chicago

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 singers and pianists 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 Renée Fleming as Advisor, along with full-time staff Dan Novak (Director), Craig Terry (Music Director), and Julia Faulkner (Director of Vocal Studies).

Pictured: Ryan Opera Center alumnus, tenor Mario Rojas performs in a master class with Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming.

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Jaclyn Simpson