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Seattle Opera.



Seattle Opera is committed to racial equity and to dismantling historic barriers of oppression. People of Color are encouraged to apply and audition for all opportunities listed below.    

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
363 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

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 the 2022-23 season. Updated information will be available in Summer 2022.

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

Seattle Opera Seeking 2 Boy Supernumeraries For Blue

Seattle Opera will be presenting the new opera Blue; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Libretto by Tazewell Thompson, directed by Tazewell Thompson (

Audition will take place January 23, 2022 7pm at the Opera Center.

Seeking two African American boys at least 5 years of age, to play the young son of the lead male character. Child appears in one scene in the first act. Performances will be split between the 2 performers.

Rehearsals run 2/14-2/24, the show opens 2/26 and plays for 7 performances total (3 for one child, 4 for the other), closing March 12. Role is volunteer.

Children and parents must be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination needed at the audition.

Please contact for additional information and to sign up.