Careers & Auditions



Job Openings

Development Director

The Development Director will be responsible for developing, with the General Director, senior staff and Opera Board, all fund raising strategies to increase all sources of contributed support. This person is accountable to The Opera’s General Director for the creation and execution of all fund raising strategies. To do this, the Development Director will engage the Board and execute strategy through a dedicated team of Development professionals. Success will be measured by increases to the base of significant donors to The Opera, the achievement of fundraising goals, the involvement of the entire Board and the teamwork achieved by the Development team.

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There are no internship openings at this time.



Orchestra Auditions

There are no orchestra auditions at this time.


General & Chorus auditions

Minneapolis: March 31 and April 1, 2, 3 & 4

To schedule an audition submit your name, voice part, phone number, email address and preferred audition date by email to Nickolas Sanches at with “Chorus Auditions” or “General Auditions” in the subject line. No phone calls. 

Audition Requirements: Prepare one operatic aria of the performer’s choice in the original language. Bring two copies of your current resume and photo (unless photo is already on your resume). Singer must provide own accompanist.  A list of accompanists can be made available upon request.


Extra Opportunities

Have you ever dreamed of performing in a Minnesota Opera production onstage at the Ordway? Apply to become a “super” – a non-singing actor – and your dream just might come true!  Your responsibilities may include interacting with the principal artists, chorus, or dancers, moving props or furniture around the stage, and even playing characters that help move the action along. Whatever your specific tasks, supers are an integral part of an opera production!  Our super needs vary from show to show, but at different times we need men, women, boys, and girls, of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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Project Opera

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program for talented young singers. The group performs one opera a year that is for kids and by kids. Project Opera students also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions.

For more information, visit the Project Opera page. To schedule an audition, email us at Current Project Opera audition dates: August 29 (2-4pm) and September 4 (5-6pm).