Apply for the 2024/25 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
| Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center is now accepting singer applications for the 2024/25 Ensemble.|
Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. If you do not have a YAP Tracker account, register for free at www.yaptracker.com.
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is Lyric’s preeminent artist-development program that nurtures the talents of some of the most promising operatic artists of each generation. The program’s Ensemble members earn their coveted spot by successfully auditioning among more than 400 artists worldwide. Its alumni are among the dominant names in opera today. Donor generosity ensures continued unparalleled training, performance experience, and professional readiness of Ensemble members. This highly competitive program, established in 1974, is honored to enjoy the support of acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming as Advisor, along with full time staff Director Dan Novak, Music Director Craig Terry, and Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner.
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. The Ryan Opera Center encourages qualified artists from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, to apply for its Ensemble.
Audition and application dates Application Deadline #1: February 27, 2023
Audition Dates: April 3–4, 2023
Location: New York
Application Deadline #2: April 14, 2023
Audition Dates: May 19–20, 2023
Application Deadline #3: June 2, 2023
Audition Dates: July 6–7, 2023
Location: Chicago Ryan Opera Center baritone Laureano Quant (right) and tenor Ryan Capozzo (center) performing at Sunday in the Park with Lyric under the direction of Lyric Music Director Enrique Mazzola. Please post and share this information with your singers and colleagues.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60606
The National Auditions are generously made possible by American Airlines, the official airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Photos: Jaclyn Simpson, Kyle Flubacker
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