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Auditions

 

Employment

Check back again later to see what positions may have become available. Submission guidelines for each position will be outlined in the posting. No calls, please.


Internships

No Internship Opportunities at This Time

Check back again later to see what positions may have become available. Submission guidelines for each position will be outlined in the posting. No calls, please.


Volunteers for the 2013-14 Season

Benefits: Virginia Opera Volunteers are eligible for tickets to opera dress rehearsal performances (or opera mainstage performances at the Richmond location) during the opera season, based on hours accrued. Ten (10) hours of volunteering earns one (1) dress rehearsal ticket per person. All active volunteers are invited to a special concert performance at the end of the season.

Administrative Work

Assist the Development Department in the Virginia Opera staff/administrative offices Monday-Friday during business hours (9:00 am - 5:00 pm). Flexible hours available, no minimum daily, weekly or monthly time commitment required.

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting with small mailings
  • Filing and organizing materials as needed
  • Will Call Table/Ticket Pick-up for Performances

Work with Box Office to assist with ticket distribution for select opera performances during the season. Must have good eyesight to read print on tickets and excellent personal relations/customer service skills. Must be willing to make time/date commitment to any or all of the following dates, or express willingness to fill in for other dates (Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon), subject to approval by the Audience Services Manager.

For any additional questions please contact Kandis Burnworth via email at kandis.burnworth@vaopera.org or by calling 757-627-9545 ext. 3318.


House an Opera Singer!

Looking for a novel way to support Virginia Opera? If so, consider opening your home to one of our many talented opera singers and join the exclusive ranks of "Virginia Opera Housers!"

That's right, housing a mainstage artist helps Virginia Opera more than you can ever imagine.

If you have a spare bedroom you can share with an opera singer, we need your help! In return you will receive two (2) tickets to the current opera, an invitation to a special "thank you" party at the end of the season, and a listing in the opera's program book. Plus, being a houser is considered a tax deductible donation!

If you wish to help Virginia Opera in this most special way, or want to learn more, please call Vanya Foote at 757-627-9545 ext. 3332 or email vanya.foote@vaopera.org


Auditions

ADULT CHORUS

Auditions

Auditions  for the 2014-2015 season will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on April 14 and 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. You must schedule your audition in advance. Please prepare one aria or art song (foreign language preferred). We will provide an accompanist for your audition. Complete details will be provided once you’ve been scheduled.

To schedule an audition, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

 

Rehearsals and Performances
All chorus rehearsals take place in Norfolk Virginia at the Harrison Opera House. Typical choristers live in either the Hampton Roads or Richmond areas. The number of rehearsal hours required varies by production, but choristers can expect to spend approximately two months on a production from first rehearsal to final performance. Performances are presented in Norfolk, Richmond and Fairfax.

 

Compensation
Virginia Opera is a professional chorus offering competitive compensation. Transportation and lodging are provided as appropriate for the Richmond and Fairfax performances.
 
DANCERS

Please check back for audition opportunities for the 2014-2015 season!

 

SUPERNUMERARIES

Supernumeraries are people of all ages who share the stage with operatic artists. Supers act as 'extras' on the stage. Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies as well as many other important roles. A super's enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of any operatic production.  

Virginia Opera offers supernumeraries a competitive honorarium. Transportation, lodging and per diem are provided as appropriate for the Richmond and Fairfax venues.

For additional information on becoming a supernumerary with Virginia Opera, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

 

CHILDREN’S CHORUS

For additional information on our children's chorus please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.