Careers & Auditions



Job Openings

Head of Music

This position oversees the musical preparation of all mainstage productions and execution of all musical activities. This position also assists with the selection process of the Resident Artists as well as managing their development.

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Web & Digital Media Associate

The Web & Digital Media Associate is primarily responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Minnesota Opera website and digital marketing efforts, and plays a supporting role in content creation and content dissemination via social media platforms. The main objectives will be to ensure timely delivery of content online, to increase revenue and patron engagement, to develop and execute social media strategies, research upcoming trends and apply them proactively, and to continue to build and advance the Opera’s brand through online properties.

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There are no internship openings at this time.



Resident Artist Program

One of North America’s premier training programs, the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From late August through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy, and comprimario, to principal roles in mainstage productions. Resident Artists also perform at concerts, donor functions, and education and outreach events. 

To apply to the the program as a singer, please visit

To apply to the program as a pianist/coach or administrator, please fill out the applications, found below.

Pianist/Coach Application Form

Administrator Application Form

Applications are not being taken for the positions of Assistant Director and Assistant Conductor for the 2017-2018 season.

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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