Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program Application - Singers (2025-2026)

This application closed on Friday July 12, 2024.


Please read the opportunity listing before completing this application.

Please note that Minnesota Opera no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for live auditions.

We will be holding our annual live audition tour in Minneapolis, Houston, Cincinnati and New York City. In addition, we will again offer video auditions. We encourage live auditions whenever possible, but welcome those who are not available or unable to sing in-person at one of our audition locations to apply for a video audition. Applicants who are granted a video audition will be required to record and submit two selections in one continuous video recording (without stopping the camera). Repertoire for video auditions will be selected by the singer.  Guidelines for repertoire selection and video production will be provided. 

Video applicants should apply using the form below in the same manner as live auditions applicants, indicating "Virtual Audition" in the drop-down menus for location. 


Step 1:  Minnesota Opera applications are due Friday, July 12, 2024.

Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by Monday, July 29, 2024

Step 3: Record a new video audition and submit the video to MN Opera by Monday, September 16, 2024


Step 1: Minnesota Opera applications are due Friday, July 12, 2024.

Please note that MN Opera no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for live auditions. 

Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Minnesota Opera will be sent by Monday, July 29, 2024

Step 3: Attend your live audition. 

Before submitting, please check if anything may have been auto-filled incorrectly. Incorrect information submitted due to an auto-fill error may result in a voided application. 

Please contact us at RAP@mnopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

If you are available for more than one audition location, please indicate here. Additionally, please indicate all dates for which you are available to audition.
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
Please use standard two letter code abbreviations where applicable (such as MN, NY, OH)
This information is for data purposes only and will not be used in the awarding of auditions or contracts. For more information on the categories below, please visit appendix 4 on the following page: https://eeocdata.org/eeo1/howto/instructionbooklet
Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Education 4
Education 5
Please give details of three artistic authorities (directors, conductors, coaches, voice teachers) with whom you have worked and who may act as references. Only one of your referees may be a voice teacher. No written recommendations are accepted. Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Preliminary audition repertoire must show a variety of styles and be offered in at least three different languages including English. Operetta and oratorio arias are acceptable substitutions.
- 4 opera arias
- 5th selection can be another aria, musical theater or art song

* Changing audition repertoire for an audition from what it listed on the application is OK.
* Repertoire selections must satisfy these requirements for the application to be considered. Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5

Video Selections

Please upload 2 videos; 1 must be an opera aria and the other may be opera, art song, or musical theater. The videos must be no more than 12 months old. Please use the following links to download Opera America's Remote Audition Guidelines (https://opera.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Opera-America-remote-audition-guidelines-6-2020.pdf) or Equipment Recommendations for Virtual Auditions (https://www.operaamerica.org/media/xf5b4gj3/recordingauditionsathome.pdf).
Please upload one high-resolution photograph.
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Single page only. Resumes longer than one page will result in a voided application.
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Please verify that all video files work before submitting. Video files that do not work will result in a voided application. Number of selections required: 2.

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