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Auditions & Careers

Auditions & Careers

Vancouver Opera is western Canada’s largest professional opera company and an important cultural hub, community partner and resource in Vancouver.

Employment opportunities include occasional openings within finance, administration, marketing, ticket centre, development and artistic departments. We also have opportunities for event volunteers, as well as co-op and practicum opportunities.

Audition notices for our main stage and touring productions, Chorus and Orchestra and the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program are posted throughout the year. Learn more about artist opportunities.

Auditions

Throughout the year, VO holds auditions for the VO Chorus, the VO Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera In Schools touring program and the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program, as well as general audition calls.

For general audition inquiries, please e-mail Howard Lee. You are welcome to send your resume (and headshot, for onstage positions) at any time. Please make sure to include your e-mail address in your resume, especially if you are not sending your materials by e-mail. Applications are accepted from both represented and non-represented artists. No phone calls, please.

Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program Auditions

Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program engages, enriches, mentors, and trains rising young Canadian opera artists and offers a bridge between formal academic educational programs and the professional world in a supportive and encouraging environment.

VO’s 2023-2024 Young Artists Program will provide up to six artists — singers, pianists and stage directors — with the opportunity to train with industry leaders through master classes, workshops, one-on-one coachings and performance opportunities as part of a residency program.

Singers will receive regular coachings with Vancouver Opera’s resident music staff as well as training in diction, movement, acting, stage combat, and a variety of other areas in this comprehensive, performance-oriented program.

Pianists, under the guidance of the Vancouver Opera music staff, will work with Young Artists Program singers in regular coachings and may also act as rehearsal pianists for mainstage productions.

Stage Directors will work with Young Artists Program singers in dramatic coachings and participate in mainstage productions, working closely with production stage directors and Vancouver Opera production staff.