The Kennedy Center


Chorus Auditions

Chorus Auditions for the 18-19 season have concluded. Check back here in the late autumn 2018 for the audition notice for the 19-20 season.

Dancer Auditions

Dance auditions are held on an "as needed" basis. There are currently no audition opportunities for dancers.

Children's Chorus Auditions

WNO seeks singers with treble voices between the ages of 8 and 16 for The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me and Tosca.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:30pm
  • Call Backs: 5:30pm on Wednesday and 6:30pm on Thursday

Please see the children's chorus audition notice for more information and how to register.

How to Be a Super

Perform as a Supernumerary with Washington National Opera!

A supernumerary (or Super for short) is, "a person who appears in an opera without speaking lines, or as part of a crowd; walk-on; extra." Many of our operas have supernumeraries in them. Supers help to enhance crowd scenes. You might carry a spear or sword, break up fights as guards, strut around the stage as a courtesan, take someone to their “death” as an executioner, and represent many more colorful characters.

"Supering" is an excellent opportunity to try something new and to meet people. Furthermore, supers are able to work with world-renowned directors and designers, stand beside international singers, and experience total immersion in the sometimes crazy world of opera. Please see this article about supering featured in The Washington Post's Express.

Time commitment varies per opera and the rehearsals are generally nights and weekends. Supers are paid a small stipend and receive two dress rehearsal passes for the show in which they appear.

We encourage people of all ages and walks of life to apply; however, men between the ages of 18-50 are the most needed. If you are interested, please download our Super Application form for Adults or for Children. Email it to with a picture of yourself (full body shot please). You will be added to our files and will be contacted for suitable roles.

Application forms