Open Actor/Supernumerary* Auditions

Interested individuals please enter your contact information into our Actor/Super repository.

Information can be updated as needed.

Actor/Super information repository


2018-2019 Season and Dates

Street Sceneby Kurt Weill, in English (late-August – mid-October)

Don Giovanniby Mozart, in Italian (early-October – mid-November)

The Elixir of Loveby Donizetti, in Italian (mid-January – late-February)

Madama Butterflyby Puccini, in Italian (mid- February – late-March)


2019-2020 Season and Dates



Rehearsals and Performances

All rehearsals take place in Norfolk, VA at the Harrison Opera House. Individuals who live primarily in the Hampton Roads region, but additionally in the Eastern Shore, Eastern North Carolina, and Richmond areas are encouraged to audition. The number of rehearsal hours required varies by production, but individuals can expect to spend approximately two months on a production from first rehearsal to final performance. Performances are presented in Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax.



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

This is a non-Equity call.  All agreements will be non-Equity.


*Supernumerary or “super” roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles of all ages, much like extras in film and television. Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies as well as many other important roles. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. A super’s enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of any operatic production. No experience is necessary.