Lyric Opera of Chicago – 2025-2026 Ryan Opera Center Applications

June 7, 2024

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is pleased to announce that applications are open for the following Ensemble positions:

2025/26 Ensemble Singers 


2025/26 Ensemble singer applications are now being accepted. Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. If you do not have a YAP Tracker account, register for free at

The approximate contract dates for the 2025/26 Ensemble are May 12, 2025 through April 25, 2026 (to be confirmed), with an option for renewal as the positions are expected to have a two-year residency. Apply today through YAP Tracker and find application details here.

Application Deadline(s):
New York: Received By Mon Mar 18, 2024
April Audition Deadline
Chicago: Received By Fri Apr 12, 2024
May Audition Deadline
Chicago: Received By Fri Jun 07, 2024
July Audition Deadline

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. The Ryan Opera Center encourages qualified artists from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, to apply for its Ensemble.

For questions, please contact Susanna McNatt, Ryan Opera Center Manager,, 312-827-3510.