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Lyric Opera of Chicago – Audition Opportunities

Solo artists

Lyric grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis. The artist's management should contact Lyric's Artistic Administrator or email with requests for an audition.

Seasonal artists

Some productions may require individuals with special talents to perform on stage, including:

  • Ballet
  • Children's Chorus
  • Supernumeraries ("extras")
  • Actors

Auditions for these roles are conducted on an "as needed" basis only; to find out about current/upcoming opportunities, please call the Audition Hotline at 312.827.3548.

Supernumerary auditions

To obtain an information packet about becoming a supernumerary at Lyric Opera of Chicago, please send your information to Bill Walters, super captain, at

For additional information, please call the supernumerary hotline at 312.827.3538.

Ryan Opera Center auditions

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is not currently accepting applications. Learn more about future opportunities here.

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