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Cello and Bass Substitute/Extra Auditions

Minnesota Opera will hold auditions to expand and update the cello and bass substitute/extra list on Friday, May 13.

Auditions are by appointment only. Candidates will be asked to prepare selected operatic and symphonic excerpts.  Musical requirements can be found via the links below.

Cello Audition Excerpts

Bass Audition Excerpts

The positions are paid $182.00 per service.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and $35 deposit no later than April 29 to: The Minnesota Opera, 620 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN  55401, Attn:  Roxanne Stouffer Cruz.

Deposits will be returned upon arrival at audition or if candidate is not granted an audition. Due to limited audition time, priority will be given to requests received April 29 or before.

Musicians submitting resumes after that date may not be guaranteed an audition. All musicians must maintain membership in good standing with the Twin Cities Musicians Union for any engagements with The Minnesota Opera Orchestra.  Minnesota Opera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Scenic, Costume, Lighting & Projection Designers

Minnesota Opera is holding an opera call for resumes from Midwest-based designers. Admired nationally as an innovative creator of compelling opera, programs, and new works, Minnesota Opera seeks to find talented designers to work with in future seasons.

Production Director Karen Quisenberry will be reviewing all submissions and will schedule individual meetings with selected designers in February. Submissions must be received by Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3:00pm to guarantee review.

To submit, please send a PDF of your resume/CV along with a link to your website or a PDF of your portfolio to

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Gallagher at


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