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Principal singers

Auditions for principal roles are by invitation and are offered only to artists who are represented by professional artist management or under very special circumstances. Artists’ representatives should address resumes to:

Artistic Administrator
Seattle Opera
1020 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Opera Dancer Auditions

Seattle Opera will be holding dance auditions for its upcoming production of Carmen, by Georges Bizet, choreographed by Seth Hoff.

Seattle Opera is looking for 4 dancers, combination of men and women will be determined after audition. Dancers should have a strong jazz, ballet, and/or musical theatre background. All dancers should bring a current headshot and resume. Positions are paid (AGMA contract).

Audition will be Monday November 5, 2018 7PM.

Show begins rehearsing Apr. 8, 2019
Show dates: May 4, 5*, 8, 11, 12*, 15, 17, 18, 19*, 2019
Daytime availability for rehearsals required

* matinee performance

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email for further information and to sign up.

Open Casting Call

Seattle Opera is seeking energetic singers of all voice types for the 2018–19 School Opera Tour production of Cinderella en España.

Cinderella en España
A Bilingual Children's Opera for Grades K–6
Libretto by Kate Pogue
Music by Mary Carol Warwick

Seattle Opera’s 2019 touring production is inspired by various global retellings of the timeless rags-to-riches tale. Cinderella en España is set in the vibrant, coastal city of Barcelona, providing a lively, modern-day bilingual backdrop to this deceptively simple story about the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others.

Seattle Opera presents School Opera Tours to students in grades K – 6 in schools and community venues throughout the state of Washington. This 50-minute opera is presented in a fully staged and costumed production performed with five singers and piano. Performances end with a post-opera discussion to deepen the student’s engagement.

Auditions will be held November 5th & 7th, 2018 from 10am – 4pm.

The following roles will be cast:

  • Cinderella/Cenicienta (soprano)
  • The Stepmother/La Madrastra and The Fairy Godmother/La Madrina (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Stepsister/Margarita and Guillermo/The Town Crier (Tenor)
  • Prince Paul/Prince Paulo (Baritone)
  • Stepsister/Isabella and The King/El Rey (Bass)

Rehearsals: Music and staging rehearsals begin February 4, 2019 – March 1, 2019
Performances: The School Opera Tour performances are scheduled from March – May 2019. Exact dates to be determined.

To express interest in auditioning, please send a resume and headshot to

Artists must be 18 or older and have classical vocal training and stage performance experience.

Travel to and/or housing in Seattle will not be covered.

Auditions will take place at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109). Further information will be provided if you are granted an audition.

Seattle Opera Chorus

The Seattle Opera Chorus is a part time professional chorus. Each chorister is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Choristers should be able to physically perform basic stage direction. When possible, within the artistic parameters of a particular production, Management will make its best effort to make reasonable adjustments when requested. Such adjustments will be made solely at Management’s discretion.

The next Open Chorus Auditions for the Supplemental Chorus roster will take place in March 2019. Auditions must be scheduled in advance and are by invitation only. Preliminary auditions will be held Saturday, March 23 with successful candidates advancing to a callback audition on Saturday, March 30. To express interest in auditioning, please send a resume and headshot to Only residents of the greater Seattle metropolitan area (within a 55 mile radius of Seattle Center) are eligible to work as a member of the Seattle Opera Chorus. No phone calls, please.

Audition Requirements
Candidates should prepare and memorize three selections in three different languages, one of which must be in Italian. Two selections must be opera arias. The remaining selection may be an art song or an oratorio excerpt. An accompanist will be provided for the use of singers who do not provide their own.

How Your Audition Will Be Judged
Auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

      • a demonstrated level of musicianship with attention to correct pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
      • solid vocal technique
      • appropriate diction in the common operatic languages
      • large enough sound to carry in the theater
      • an appropriate choral sound according to the artistic standard set by the General Director
      • the ability to blend the voice
      • stage presence
      • dramatic sensibility



Placement auditions for The Youth Opera Project were held on June 14 & 16, 2018 and are now closed. Information about performances of this year's Youth Opera Project performances of The Odyssey will be available soon!


Teen Vocal Studio

The Teen Vocal Studio is a select group of the Pacific Northwest’s finest young singers created to help you build your skills and prepare your résumé for college. As a member of the Teen Vocal Studio, you’ll join one of North America’s leading opera companies to learn first-hand about pursuing a career as a singer. Seattle Opera will complement your own private lessons with your teacher, helping you build many other necessary performance skills with workshops in stagecraft, lyric diction (IPA), drama, movement, and musicianship. In addition, you will gain recital and performance experience—including a performance in a production of a complete opera. Studio members receive special access to company rehearsals, meet-and-greet receptions, and masterclasses with Seattle Opera’s renowned artists.

Auditions for the 2018/19 Teen Vocal Studio are closed.To be notified about future audition opportunities for youth at Seattle Opera, please email

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