Auditions are announced, by invitation, to those artists who have indicated their interest by sending us a résumé, and for whom there may be suitable roles.

Resume and head shot may also be mailed to

Opera San José
Artistic Administration
2149 Paragon Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-1312

Please direct questions to Artistic Administrator Jake Lake:

Chorus/Small Roles Auditions:

Auditions for small roles, covers, and chorus for our 2016-2017 season will take place on the following dates:

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Friday, April 15th from 5:00PM – 9:00PM (new date)
  • Opera San José on Paragon Drive: Late April – early May, dates/times tbd.

Singers interested in auditioning should send a resume in PDF format, a headshot, and a preferred day to audition to Samples of audio and/or video are welcome, but not required.

Our 2016-2017 season will be Lucia di Lammermoor, The Barber of Seville, Silent Night, and La bohème.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please direct questions to Associate Artistic Administrator Danielle Wells.


Opera San José is periodically in need of actors, martial artists, and everyday people of all ages and sizes for supernumerary roles in current and future seasons.  Audition interviews must be conducted before selections will be made.  Please direct inquiries about these featured non-singing, non-speaking roles to Jake Lake at (408) 437-4456.