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Porgy and Bess Soloist Auditions

Chorus Auditions

Chorus Auditions for the 19-20 season have concluded. Check back here in the late autumn 2019 for the audition notice for the 20-21 season.

Dancer Auditions

WNO is looking for 12 Corps Dancers (7 women and 5 men--divisi subject to change) for its production of Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah. See this WNO dancer audition notice for more information.

Children's Chorus Auditions

Children's Chorus Auditions for the 19-20 season have concluded. Check back here in the early summer 2020 for the audition notice for the 20-21 season. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out this Perform with WNO Children's Chorus form and you will be emailed the audition notice when auditions are announced.

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