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Section Viola

Application deadline: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Audition date: Sunday, November 3, 2019
Audition time: TBA
Location: TBA

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Highly qualified applicants please send a one-page resume to No phone calls please.

2020-21 The Atlanta Opera Studio Auditions

To apply, fill out a YAP Tracker Resident Artist online application:

You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to complete and submit the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed at

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Audition Dates & Locations

  • Atlanta, GA: November 21-22, 2019
  • New York, NY: December 16-18, 2019

Call back auditions for the Atlanta auditions will be held on Friday, Nov 22 in the afternoon. Call back auditions for the New York auditions will be held on Wednesday, Dec 18 in the afternoon. Singers must be available for the callback time to be considered.

Application Materials Required

  • Application form
  • Professional headshot
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • Audition repertoire
  • Singers: 3-5 recorded selections (audio or visual)
  • Pianists: 3 recordings (audio or visual)
  • Stage Directors: A list of references from qualified opera professionals, portfolio (photo or video)

Audition Requirements

  • Singers: prepare 4-6 arias in contrasting styles and languages
  • Pianists: A brief solo piece of your choice, Carmen Quintet, Le Nozze di Figaro – Act II Finale, “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La bohème, Das Rheingold – Scene 1 – pp. 9 – 33 and Scene 3 (beginning) pp. 135-137 – Peters edition. Please be prepared to play and sing all of the excerpts. You may also be asked to sight read
  • Stage Directors: The Atlanta Opera Studio is accepting applications for its Stage Director position in the Studio Artist Program. The Studio Artist Stage Director will have the opportunity to work alongside leading international directors, conductors and singers. He or she will work closely with production and artistic staff on all aspects of the company’s annual productions.

Please send all required elements to:

Wade Thomas – Artistic Services & Studio Manager
The Atlanta Opera
1575 Northside Drive, NE, Ste. 350
Atlanta, GA 30318

Please address questions to Wade Thomas at

No phone calls please.

General Chorus

General Chorus auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed.
Please check back in the Spring of 2020 for information about the 2020-21 season auditions.


Director of Marketing

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


The Director of Marketing is responsible for the planning and management of the company’s marketing function, including subscription and single ticket sales campaigns, advertising, telemarketing, special promotions, web-based marketing, sales forecasts, budget oversight, and Patron Services (box office).


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  • Developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive marketing campaigns to generate ticket revenue for The Atlanta Opera
  • Managing all marketing efforts to achieve single ticket and subscription sales goals as stated annually in the approved budget
  • Producing marketing deliverables, including advertising (print, broadcast, outdoor, online), direct mail, e-mail, promotional materials and other collateral
  • Developing and managing all direct marketing efforts, including direct mail, e-marketing, customer segmentation, target market strategies and audience development
  • Developing and implementing a group sales strategy that includes setting and attaining annual revenue goals
  • Determines the creative look of each production season and ensures branding consistency of all company printed and electronic material
  • Determines allocation of the budget for media spending and ad buys to maximize revenue across the subscription renewal and acquisition, and single ticket segments
  • Supervising marketing and patron service staff and perform annual reviews, track paid-time off, and providing motivation & staff development opportunities
  • Providing financial oversight for the marketing revenue and expense budgets; creating sales forecasts and expense projections
  • Oversee all retail operations for the organization
  • Provides marketing revenue and reach reporting to the staff, Senior Management Team, and Board of Directors
  • Primary contact for the Marketing Committee of The Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to work collaboratively within the organization
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work and achieve results in a timely manner
  • Experience and aptitude for managing staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record for increasing ticket sales, preferably within an arts organization
  • Experience in leveraging strategic partnerships to improve marketing reach
  • Knowledge of and aptitude for promotion through social media channels
  • Thorough knowledge and appreciation of opera
  • Dynamic copywriting ability



  • Bachelor’s degree with advanced study or equivalent professional experience in marketing
  • Direct experience in managing a staff of 3 or more
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially using the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs
  • Knowledge of Tessitura is highly valued and preferred
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera, classical music and/or performing arts required
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season


Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Director of Marketing in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Creative Services Manager

Reports to: Director of Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: No


The Creative Services Manager is responsible for designing and producing all print, visual and web-based marketing and collateral materials in a manner that maintains the integrity of the Opera’s brand at the highest level.

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  • Designs and produces materials for the Opera’s marketing, development and community engagement efforts including print and online ads, brochures, invitations, PowerPoint presentations, posters and other promotional collateral materials
  • Traffics all advertising materials, ensuring ads reach their appropriate destination by designated deadlines
  • Responsible for visual representation of Opera at events, including the Cobb Energy Centre lobby and select other special events
  • Quotes all print projects and coordinates production; works to find complimentary printing services, if possible
  • Keeps Atlanta Opera website up-to-date and serves as a liaison with website vendor
  • Designs the Opera’s e-communications
  • Designs the Opera’s ARIA playbill and manages proofing process
  • Maintains relationships with appropriate vendors to ensure competitive bidding process
  • Manages budget for design projects
  • Participates in project planning meetings to determine graphic design needs
  • Hires photographers and videographers for publicity-related events
  • Assists with photo shoots, as needed
  • Films, produces and edits company videos, and handles outsourced video production, as needed
  • Assists with copywriting for marketing and other collateral materials
  • Establishes and refines creative work processes, practices and standards company-wide
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow-through and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work and achieve results in a timely manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively within marketing team and with multiple departments
  • Extensive knowledge of technical aspects related to creative production
  • Strong working knowledge of printing processes from start to finish
  • Unquestionable work ethic, team player



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of work experience in graphic design, creative services or related field
  • Strong creative design skills and expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Services Suite and other industry-standard design and web publishing/CMS programs
  • Experience with Wordfly or other email marketing systems
  • Ability to communicate using a phone
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera, classical music and/or performing arts preferred
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season


Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Creative Services Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Supernumeraries are non-speaking, non-singing roles in opera, similar to extras in movies. Casting needs vary per production. The Atlanta Opera accepts supernumerary applications any time of year for all those interested in being a part of an operatic production.

To apply online, please fill out the form below. Once received, we will add your name to our files, and we will contact you if your description fits our casting needs for a production.

Supernumerary Application

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  • Please select the productions for which you are available
  • Please enter your full birthdate, including month, day, and year.
  • Please tell us if you have a beard, mustache, or both.
  • Please list all previous stage experience. If you do not have any, please leave it blank.
  • Please list any special skills (juggling, gymnastics, etc.)
  • Please attach a resume and/or headshot - maximum total file size is 2MB.
    Drop files here or


There are no internships at this time. Please check back for updates.


The gift of your time and expertise is just as valuable as a monetary gift. Last year, Atlanta Opera volunteers contributed more than 6,000 hours. Volunteers help keep costs low and help us fulfill our mission of presenting world-class opera productions, while fostering education about this important art form. The company is so grateful to have such a supportive volunteer team. Their hard work and generosity keeps the beauty and passion of opera alive in Atlanta. Just some of the ways you can volunteer with The Atlanta Opera:

  • Mailings
  • Sell merchandise at Shop Opera
  • Airport transportation
  • Light Walking
  • Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Phone relief/receptionist coverage
  • Archives
  • Filing
  • Special events

For more information about becoming an Atlanta Opera volunteer, please fill out the form below, or contact Sandy Feliciano at 470-419-2927 or

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  • Contact Information

  • Availability

  • Please indicate when you are usually available to volunteer.
  • Employment Status

  • Emergency Contact

  • Demographic Information

    The information below will be held confidentially. Statistics obtained from this information will be used anonymously for grant reporting.
  • Application Agreement

    I certify that the information given stated on this application are true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statements made by me may be used as a basis for rejection of this application. All volunteers must provide their own transportation. It is the policy of The Atlanta Opera to afford equal opportunity to all volunteers and applicants without regard to age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or physical disability.