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Employment

Central Virginia/Northern Virginia Development Manager

Virginia Opera is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Central Virginia/Northern Virginia Development Manager.  For further information on the duties and qualifications of the position please click here.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and résumé to Howard Bender,  Vice President of Central Virginia/Northern Virginia Operations at Howard.Bender@vaopera.org.

Part Time Box Office Associate

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Virginia Opera’s Box Office is hiring for part-time positions (12-20 hours/week).

Some requirements are:
Must be a team player
Must be highly organized with attention to detail
Good computer skills

Available for occasional evening and weekend events

Able to answer phones and process ticket orders quickly and efficiently.

Experience with ticketing software (Tessitura, ETIX, etc.)

Customer service experience a plus!

Regular Box Office hours are Monday-Friday; 10 am - 5 pm and during performances.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to amanda.ely@vaopera.org.  

 

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Internships

No Internship Opportunities at This Time

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Volunteer Efforts

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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 2015-2016 season will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on May 11and 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 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 2015-2016 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.