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Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


Chorus and Young Artist Auditions

+ Chorus Auditions

Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival Chorus will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2, 3, and 4, 2018.

The Cincinnati Opera Chorus is a paid, professional chorus under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists. Residents from outside of the greater Cincinnati area are welcome and encouraged to audition. However, applicants should be aware that most chorus members tend to be cast locally. Rehearsals and performances for the 2019 Summer Festival will begin in mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process
Audition requests are received exclusively through an online application process. Applications must be submitted no later than October 26, 2018. Please email auditions@cincinnatiopera.org with any questions.

  1. Click here to complete the online application process. Applicants are required to upload a resume (PDF only, please) detailing performance experience. A headshot/photo is appreciated, but not required.
  2. Notification of assigned audition times will be sent via email by October 29, 2018.
  3. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall (1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). Singers should prepare two (2) contrasting arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please note that there is a separate application and audition process for those interested in 2019 Young Artist positions. See below for more information.

2019 Season
Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28, begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium. The season continues with the timeless romance Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod at Music Hall and Richard Strauss’s comic Ariadne auf Naxos at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. It’s followed by the world premiere of Blind Injustice, a new opera commissioned by Cincinnati Opera with music by Scott Davenport Richards and a libretto by David Cote, based on the true stories of wrongfully convicted persons freed by the Ohio Innocence Project. The season closes with an American masterpiece, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, filled with unforgettable music and a moving story of love and perseverance on Charleston’s hardscrabble Catfish Row.

+ Young Artist Auditions

Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Young Artist positions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2, 3, and 4, 2018.

Young Artist positions are specifically for young, up-and-coming singers who wish to gain professional experience and exposure in the opera industry. Young Artists will be engaged as Choristers in Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival productions. In addition to their chorus duties, Young Artists often perform at various donor and patron events and programs during the season, and may also be engaged to cover principal roles in rehearsals or perform comprimario roles in mainstage productions. Young Artists have the opportunity to work with distinguished professionals in the field, as well as experienced staff members, to build and enhance repertoire through private coachings. Rehearsals and performances for the 2019 Summer Festival will begin mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process
Auditions are by invitation through an application process. Not all applicants will receive an audition. Applicants who receive an audition are also eligible for positions in the 2019 Summer Festival Chorus. Please email auditions@cincinnatiopera.org with any questions.

  1. Click here to complete the online application and submit the $10 application fee.
  2. Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, October 26, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall (1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). Singers should prepare five (5) arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please Note: Positions in the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival Chorus, principal cover, and comprimario roles in season productions are under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.

2019 Season
Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28, begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium. The season continues with the timeless romance Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod at Music Hall and Richard Strauss’s comic Ariadne auf Naxos at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. It’s followed by the world premiere of Blind Injustice, a new opera commissioned by Cincinnati Opera with music by Scott Davenport Richards and a libretto by David Cote, based on the true stories of wrongfully convicted persons freed by the Ohio Innocence Project. The season closes with an American masterpiece, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, filled with unforgettable music and a moving story of love and perseverance on Charleston’s hardscrabble Catfish Row.


Administrative Positions

Cincinnati Opera relies on a strong administrative staff to achieve year-round operational success. Please check back for openings within our administrative team.

+ Human Resources Manager

Cincinnati Opera seeks an experienced HR professional to serve as its Human Resources Manager. This role reports to the CFO and manages a series of human resource functions, such as overseeing employee benefits and preparing payroll. The Human Resources Manager is also responsible for some office management duties related to policies, building-management relations, and employee safety.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, the ability to inspire others, a can-do attitude, a desire to connect with diverse segments of the community, and the energy and organizational skills required to manage many projects at once.

Job requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least three years of HR experience, preferably with non-profit organizations. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and payroll systems and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Some evening and weekend work required, mainly during the summer performance season.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary requirements to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Accepting resumes through Friday October 26, or until filled.

Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


2019 Summer Internships

Please check back for more information about 2019 summer internships.


Volunteering

Cincinnati Opera relies on many generous volunteers to make our season sing! Please see below for current volunteer opportunities.

+ Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries, or "supers," are like "extras" in movie and film, and are an important part of our stage productions. We cast supernumeraries each year, and each production offers unique opportunities to participate. Supers will share the stage with internationally renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. The operas will be performed at Music Hall with a capacity of approximately 2,300 people per performance. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis.

Please check back for more information about our 2019 supernumerary auditions, and email Laura Sabo at lsabo@cincinnatiopera.org with questions.

+ Opera Guild

The Cincinnati Opera Guild is a group of passionate individuals dedicated to raising positive awareness of Cincinnati Opera and the operatic art form. Click here to learn more about the Cincinnati Opera Guild.

+ Music Hall Ushering

Ushers make it possible for patrons to have a truly enjoyable Music Hall experience by providing a smile, a friendly greeting, accurate directions, or an extra service. Usher candidates are reviewed by Cincinnati Arts Association. Click here to learn more about how to become a Music Hall usher.