Pittsburgh Opera holds auditions for principal roles, chorus, orchestra, supernumeraries, and the Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program on a regular basis.

Orchestra: Section Viola, tenure-track: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

AUDITIONS for SECTION VIOLA (tenure track) are postponed until further notice.
    • Qualified candidates must submit a resume of professional performance experience IN PDF FORMAT to Christopher Powell, Music Administrator
    • Audition repertoire and time assignments will be forwarded by e-mail. No phone calls, please.
    • Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra members belong to Pittsburgh Musicians' Union AFM local 60-471. 

Annual Chorus Auditions, May 19, 2015

Annual open chorus auditions will be held, by appointment only, in the Pittsburgh Opera offices located at 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Classically-trained singers in all voice categories who have completed at least one year of undergraduate vocal study may schedule an audition appointment. Auditions are 5 minutes in duration and an accompanist is provided. Applicants should enter the 25th Street entrance at Liberty Avenue.
one memorized aria or art song sung in Italian, French or German, sight-reading and vocalization. Singers should bring a one-page performance experience resume; headshot is optional.
To schedule an audition: applicants should send an e-mail to Mark Trawka, Chorus Master, with their resume in pdf format and contact information including mobile phone number. Times are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
·         Pittsburgh Opera Chorus members belong to the American Guild of Musical Artists union.


Principal Roles

Pittsburgh Opera conducts general auditions every December in New York City and by appointment in Pittsburgh. These auditions are not associated with any future repertoire but are for general purposes only.
To be considered for an audition, please send a cover letter, resume, photo and/or recording to: William J. Powers, Director of Administration and Artistic Operations, Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail.
We regret that we are not able to audition all who submit materials and only selected applicants will be contacted for auditions. Applications are accepted from both represented and non-represented singers.


Pittsburgh Opera holds auditions for supernumeraries throughout the season, depending on the needs of each individual production. Please check this website or our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates.

Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera

Auditions for Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program are held annually in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and New York. See additional information about Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program, including audition information.