Pittsburgh Opera holds auditions for principal roles, chorus, orchestra, supernumeraries, and the Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program on a regular basis.
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Pittsburgh Opera seeks Supernumeraries for the 2022-23 season.
Have you ever wanted to dance with Carmen, serve at the Café Momus, or simply be onstage at the Benedum Center? Apply to become a supernumerary!
WHAT IS A SUPERNUMERARY?
A Supernumerary—or “super”— is a non-singing, non-speaking role, much like an extra in film and television. Supers may perform as townspeople, guards, servants, and much more, providing silent but essential support to Pittsburgh Opera’s productions. Supers will share the stage with internationally renowned artists, work with celebrated directors and conductors, and experience the magic of opera from the Benedum Center stage.
Stage experience is helpful but not required, and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis. Individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to apply.
SUPERNUMERARY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 2022-23 SEASON:
Commitment Period: August 29-September 25, 2022
Performances: September 17, 20, 23, and 25, 2022
The Marriage of Figaro
Commitment Period: October 17-November 13, 2022
Performances: November 5, 8, 10*, 11, 13, 2022
Commitment Period: March 6-April 2, 2023
Performances: March 25, 28, 31, April 2, 2023
Rusalka, The Marriage of Figaro, and Il Trovatore will be presented at the Benedum Center in the Strip District. Staging rehearsals will take place at Pittsburgh Opera’s Bitz Opera Factory.
Pittsburgh Opera’s supernumeraries are enthusiastic and dependable. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals, generally nights and weekends, as well as all performances. The occasional daytime rehearsal may be scheduled. Super are paid a small honorarium and receive two (2) complimentary tickets, subject to availability.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Follow the link below to complete an application:
Please complete ALL sections of the Supernumerary Application and submit a recent full-body photo. Applicants will be added to Pittsburgh Opera’s database and contacted as opportunities become available.
Pittsburgh Opera is committed to the health and safety of all artists associated with our productions. In order to participate, Supernumeraries must comply with Pittsburgh Opera’s COVID-19 vaccination policies and safety protocols.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Schultz, Manager of Artistic Administration.
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April 4, 2022
Pittsburgh Opera announces general auditions for the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus.
Mark Trawka, Chorus Master.
Annual open chorus auditions will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 6:00-10:00p.
Auditions are open to classically trained singers in all voice categories who have completed at least one year of undergraduate vocal study, or equivalent. An accompanist will be provided.
Auditions are by appointment only. To apply for an audition, applicants may submit a resume to Sarah Schultz, Manager of Artistic Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Pittsburgh Opera Chorus Audition.
Applicants who are granted an audition will be notified by Monday, May 16, 2022. Times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The application process will remain open until all audition times have been filled. No phone calls please.
Pittsburgh Opera’s season runs October - May, with chorus rehearsals often beginning in August/September.
WHERE: Pittsburgh Opera’s Bitz Opera Factory - 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District.
- One selection in a foreign language (preferably Italian, French, or German)
- Operatic repertoire is preferred; art song selections also acceptable
- Your selection must be memorized
- An accompanist will be provided
- Please bring music in the correct key
- Your audition may also include sight-reading and vocalization
Pittsburgh Opera Chorus members belong to the American Guild of Musical Artists union.
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, send a cover letter, resume, photo and/or recording via US Mail or e-mail to:
Robert Boldin, Director of Artistic Operations
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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.