Careers & Auditions



Job Openings

System Administrator

Minnesota Opera is looking for a capable and motivated System Administrator to take over all aspects of the configuration and maintenance of its computer systems. As the principal IT staff person, this position will be very influential in the use of technology within the company. Minnesota Opera is one of America’s largest opera companies and is admired as an innovative creator of compelling operas, programs and new works. The Minnesota Opera center is located on the northern edge of downtown Minneapolis.

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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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The Carpenter is responsible for the construction and fabrication of scenery and props as required for production. Using technical drawings supplied by the Technical Director, the chop carpenter must accurately produce a finished project on a timely basis. Care and cleanup of the shop, shop tools, and set storage must be maintained. The Carpenter should contribute to maintaining a safe working environment.

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There are no internship openings at this time.



Eddie in Dinner at Eight

Date: Thursday, November 17 from 2:30pm-4pm

Location: Held at Minnesota Opera Center (620 North First Street, Minnesota) 55401

Description: Eddie, young man, approximately 17-22 years old, bellhop.

Audition Requirements: 

  1. One excerpt (music provided)
  2. Resume
  3. Headshot

Accompanist provided

Performances: March 11, 16, 18, 19, 2017

Additional information about the production can be found here.

To sign up for an audition time or for questions, contact Jamie Andrews at


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.

Questions? Email


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