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Auditions for the 2019-2020 season have concluded.

Stay tuned for updates for our 2020-2021 season


Conductors, Production Staff, Pianists

Experience with opera is NOT required except for conductors and pianists

All applicants please submit the following via email to :

  1. A cover letter telling us what appeals to you about working on new operas, and with our company, specifically.

  2. A detailed resume with references.

  3. Links to online materials (photos, video, etc) are encouraged but not required.

If you are being considered as a serious candidate you may be contacted to set up an interview (remote or in-person).

Please Note: pianists and designers must live within commuting distance to Chicago, or have local housing. Conductors and directors based in any location will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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We are always looking towards the future! If you have an opera that you think might be a good fit for us, send it our way! Please be aware that we tend to gravitate towards pieces requiring smaller forces - in other words, fewer than 10 singers and fewer than 15 instrumentalists, though there are exceptions. 

We love electronic submissions, but DO NOT include download links that have an expiration date. DropBox submission is preferred using the email address Please include the following: 

  1. A PDF version of the full score 

  2. A separate PDF or Word document file of the libretto

  3. A bio and/or CV of yourself 

  4. Any recording that is currently available (MIDI is acceptable if necessary)

All submitted works will be added to the Thompson Street Opera Company archive, where they will be reviewed each year for possible inclusion in the upcoming season.