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Pittsburgh Opera holds auditions for principal roles, chorus, orchestra, supernumeraries, and the Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program on a regular basis.


Pittsburgh Opera Supernumerary Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to dance with Carmen, serve at the Café Momus, or simply be onstage at the Benedum Center? Apply to become a supernumerary!


What is a Supernumerary?
A Supernumerary—or “super”— is a non-singing, non-speaking role, much like an extra in film and television. Supers may perform as townspeople, guards, servants, and much more, providing silent but essential support to Pittsburgh Opera’s productions. Supers will share the stage with internationally renowned artists, work with celebrated directors and conductors, and experience the magic of opera from the Benedum Center stage.

Stage experience is helpful but not required, and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis. Individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Pittsburgh Opera Supernumerary General Information

Our larger productions will be presented at the Benedum Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Staging rehearsals will take place at Pittsburgh Opera’s Bitz Opera Factory in the Strip District.


Pittsburgh Opera’s Supernumeraries are enthusiastic and dependable. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals, generally nights and weekends, as well as all performances. The occasional daytime rehearsal may be scheduled.

Supers are paid a small honorarium of $100 and receive two (2) complimentary tickets, subject to availability. We are not able to offer housing or union credit for these roles.

How do I apply?
Follow the link below to complete an application. No phone calls please.

Pittsburgh Opera Supernumerary Application


Please complete the application and submit a recent full-body photo. Applicants will be added to the Pittsburgh Opera Database and will be contacted via email as opportunities become available.


If it has been over two years since you last applied, you can update your information by filling out a new application.

If you would like to remove your name from the Pittsburgh Opera Supernumerary Database, please email



Antony Walker, Music Director announces auditions for Principal Timpani.

Audition dates:
To be determined.

The Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra performs up to four main stage productions (Benedum Center) per season, plus up to 2 smaller-venue productions.  Instrumentation is determined on a per-production basis. A typical production is 9 services: 5 rehearsals and 4 performances.

The successful Principal Timpani candidate will be offered a contract for the following PITTSBURGH OPERA productions in the 2024-25 season. Dates are subject to change.



Audition location:  Bitz Opera Factory, Pittsburgh Opera headquarters at 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Pittsburgh Opera reserves the right not to invite any candidate who does not meet the highest professional standards.


Principal Roles

Pittsburgh Opera conducts general auditions every December in New York City and by appointment in Pittsburgh. These auditions are not associated with any future repertoire, but are for general purposes only.

To be considered for an audition, send a cover letter, resume, photo and/or recording via US Mail or e-mail to:
Robert Boldin, Director of Artistic Operations
Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
We regret that we are not able to audition all who submit materials and only selected applicants will be contacted for auditions.

Applications are accepted from both represented and non-represented singers.


Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists

See additional information about Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program, including audition information.