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 Deputy Director of Artistic Planning or email soloaud@lyricopera.org with requests for an audition.

Orchestra

Orchestra Auditions for the 2017/18 Season have concluded.

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.

American Musical Theater Initiative

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

Chorus

Chorus Auditions for the 2017/18 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
Lyric Opera of Chicago will be holding dance auditions for the 2017/18 production of Pearl Fishers (John Malashock, choreographer) on Monday, June 5th, 2017; to apply and register, please email your headshot and resume to balletaud@lyricopera.org no later than Monday, May 29 at 9:00am CDT.

For more information, see our press release, here.


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 2016/17 season.

Lyric Unlimited

There are no current audition opportunities for the 2016/17 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 2017/18 Ensemble. Please check back at a later date for information regarding our 2018/19 Ensemble auditions.

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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