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:

2023/24 Ensemble: Singers and Pianist



Applications for the Ryan Opera Center's 2023/24 Ensemble New York City auditions and the first Chicago audition dates are now closed.

Applications for the second Chicago audition dates will remain open through June 3, 2022

The approximate contract dates are May 22, 2023 through April 21, 2024 (to be confirmed), with an option for renewal as the positions are expected to have a two-year residency. Application information as well as further position details can be found via the links above.

Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. For questions, please contact Susanna McNatt, Ryan Opera Center Manager, smcnatt@lyricopera.org, 312-827-3510.

Lyric is an equal opportunity employer. Lyric 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 these positions.

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