Auditions and Casting

Mainstage Auditions

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information. No phone calls, please.

Chorus Auditions

Austin Opera auditions for 2023-2024 season will be held on August 24, 25, & 26, 2023. Learn more here.

Orchestra Auditions

Austin Opera Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 4th Horn position on Saturday, May 4, 2024 (morning start time TBD), at the Austin Opera Rehearsal Hall – 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758.

To be eligible:

  • submit a resume (either emailed or mailed) to Beverly Frittelli
  • mail a refundable $100 deposit to Austin Opera by April 19, 2024

Upon receipt, you will be emailed a link and password for the excerpts.

4th Horn Audition Repertoire:

W. A. Mozart Concerto No. 2, K. 417  (Exposition – 1st Movement)

And excerpts from the following:

Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Mahler Symphony No. 1
Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3
Mozart Cosi fan tutte
Puccini Tosca
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Strauss, R. Don Juan
Strauss, R. Ein Heldenleben
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Verdi Otello
Wagner Das Rheingold
Wagner Die Walkurie
Weber Der Freischutz


Only experienced musicians should apply.

Excerpts are used by permission and provided for study purposes only. Please destroy them immediately after audition.

Please note: Austin Opera performs three productions a year at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The Austin Opera Orchestra is not a full time orchestra. The scheduling for services for each production is generally spread over a 2-3 week period.  Austin Opera does not provide any housing or travel. The Austin Opera Orchestra operates under a master contract negotiated between Austin Opera and Local AFM 433.

For additional information, please contact:
Beverly Frittelli, Orchestra Manager
[email protected]

Download Audition Excerpts Here

Please contact Beverly Frittelli for more information. No phone calls, please.

Supernumerary Casting

Supernumeraries are people of all ages who share the stage with operatic artists. These non-speaking, non-singing roles are similar to extras in movies.  Casting needs vary per production – Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies and more! A Super’s enthusiasm and cooperation as they fully participate in the onstage action is an important part of any production.

The Austin Opera accepts Supernumerary applications any time of the year for all those interested in being a part of an operatic production. To apply, download this blank application form. Fill in the appropriate information and save the form. Email the completed form and a headshot/photo of yourself to [email protected] with “Supernumerary Application” in the subject line. Once received, the Austin Opera will add your name to our files, and we will contact you if your description fits our casting needs for a production. Supers are paid a small stipend for their involvement in a production.

Read this article, penned by Supernumerary Chris Morrow, about how his time with Austin Opera positively affects his daily work!

Children Casting

Please contact Rebecca Graham for more information. No phone calls, please.