Principal Artists

Nashville Opera does not routinely schedule individual auditions throughout the season.  Our principal artist and mainstage auditions are typically held in New York in the fall.  All inquiries must be made by regular mail.  We do not accept or respond to inquiries or materials sent via e-mail, fax, or telephone. 

To request an audition, please send a letter, resume, and recent photo to:

Karen L. Haas

Senior Director, Artistic Administration

Nashville Opera

3622 Redmon Street

Nashville, TN 37209

Please do not send recordings or other materials not listed above.


Nashville Opera auditions trained classical singers each spring for the upcoming season by appointment only.  Auditions for the 2014.15 season have concluded.

Audition requirements:

  1. Be prepared to sing one memorized piece of classical music

    (can be in English).

• Bring sheet music for the accompanist.

• Bring a recent photo and singing resume if you have one.

• Dress is professional.

• Arrive early to complete paperwork.

• Appointments are five minutes per singer.


Supernumeraries, non-singing roles, are occasionally available for productions.  For more information please call the Nashville Opera at 615.832.5242.

Training Programs

Mary Ragland Young Artist Program

Nashville Opera Fellows Program

Nashville Opera holds chorus auditions at the end of each season.  Auditions are by appointment only and are announced on this website and in the local newspaper

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curtain at every performance.


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translations above the stage.