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San Francisco Opera 2020 Chorus Auditions

August 28, 2019
November 1, 2019

Full-Time Positions Available:

Mezzo Section - Multiple Openings
Bass/Baritone Section


The San Francisco Opera will hold auditions in October and November for experienced classically trained singers seeking a professional contract in the highly acclaimed San Francisco Opera Chorus for 2020.  There are multiple Full-Time Positions open in the Regular Chorus, as well as many Extra Chorus opportunities for all voice types.

Musical rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin in March of 2020 with the season ending in early December.  A tentative Chorus Master Schedule will be provided with any offer of employment.

Auditions appointments are confirmed by invitation only.
Invited applicants will demonstrate the following:

-One Mozart operatic aria must be offered as part of the audition.
-A minimum of 4 years classical voice training.
-Excellent sight-reading ability in music and languages.
-Ability to memorize music quickly.
-Experience in another professional opera or symphony chorus and/or strong academic or other non-professional experience.
-Stage experience or significant stage training.
-Availability to work a complex & rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.

Audition Dates
Sat. October 19, 1-4 pm
Mon. November 4, 6-10 pm
Tues. November 5, 6-10 pm
Thurs. November 7, 7-10 pm
Sat. November 9, 11 am-2 pm

All Auditions take place in San Francisco.


Application Materials and Audition Requirements can be found at:

Singers should submit completed application materials to:

San Francisco Opera Chorus
301 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94102

Attn.: Mary Finch, Auditions Coordinator
Phone: (415) 565-3205

Application deadline is November 1, 2019


All employment is conditioned upon providing timely and satisfactory evidence of the ability to legally work in the United States upon the acceptance of our offer of employment, should one be extended.