Careers & Auditions





2014-2015 General / Chorus Auditions

Audition dates: April 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2014

Location: Minnesota Opera Center


Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Interested singers may sign up for audition appointments beginning March 17, 2014. All appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information available online at and click on auditions.

To schedule an audition, please call weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. David Sander (612) 342-9575 or Floyd Anderson (612) 342-9572. No auditions appoints will be taken before March 17.

Requirements: Prepare one operatic aria of the performer’s choice, in the original language. Bring current resume and photo. Singer must provide own accompanist. A list of accompanists can be made available upon request.

As this is the one opportunity for everyone to be heard, non-resident singers are welcome and encouraged to audition. However, be aware that most principal roles are usually cast a year in advance and supporting roles and chorus are generally cast locally or from our Resident Artists Program.

2014-2015 Season


La Fanciulla del West September 20, 25, 27 & 28, 2014

Hansel and Gretel November 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9, 2014

The Elixir of Love January 24, 27, 29, 31 and February 1, 2015

The Manchurian Candidate March 7, 10, 12, 14 & 15, 2015

Carmen April 25, 28, 30 and May 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10, 2015

This season requires very large chorus numbers and also contains many supporting roles that will be cast from these auditions.

Minnesota Opera Head of Music, Rob Ainsley will return as Chorus Master. 


Extra Opportunities

Minnesota Opera seeks non-singing performers (supernumeraries, or supers in opera-speak) for the upcoming season. Supers perform a variety of roles, from servants to soldiers and get to experience opera up close and personal from the stage of the Ordway in St. Paul. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of the production on an intimate level. Supernumeraries are paid a small performance and rehearsal stipend. For more information, please email


Job Openings

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers will assist and work directly with the Production Stage Manager during rehearsals, tech, and performances of each production. Duties will include setup, tear down, note taking, tracking props and costumes, and maintaining safety. ASMs will also work closely with other theatre professionals on other aspects of the production when needed.  One ASM may be asked to stage manage one main stage opera production per season, at the discretion of the PSM and Minnesota Opera.

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