Work with Us

In order to fulfill its mission of producing "outstanding opera, true to the vision of the composer" Sarasota Opera relies and the talents of many people, both onstage and behind the scenes. The company offers many career opportunities for artists.

Our administrative staff are some of the most highly regarded in the industry. Former Sarasota Opera artists and staff members have gone on to run or work at opera companies throughout the U.S. Sarasota Opera regularly posts job opportunities for artists, backstage personnel, and administrative staff on our website.

If you are interested in working at Sarasota Opera, please look through the website for available position. As opportunities become available, they will be posted to the website. Sarasota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Career Openings

Events and Corporate Giving Officer

Position: Events and Corporate Giving Officer

Job Description: A full-time, exempt, position in the Development Department primarily responsible for ensuring the successful execution of signature and special events. Working with the Senior Development Officer, the Events and Corporate Giving Officer will also play a key role in developing Sarasota Opera’s corporate giving programs and event sponsorships. This is a highly collaborative position, working with key personnel across several departments. The ideal candidate will take ownership of their duties, have ideas for keeping events fresh and enjoyable, and be able to work independently and collaboratively.


Apprentice Artists Program

Applications are being accepted now through August 24, 2021 for Sarasota Opera's Winter 2022 Apprentice Program. The program runs January 5 - March 22, 2022 and includes work as chorus in the Winter Opera Festival productions of Puccini's Tosca, Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment, Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, and Verdi's Attila. Participants will have opportunities to participate in masterclasses, cover MainStage roles, perform in concerts, and other performance opportunities, as well as receive musical, dramatic, and language coaching. 

This is a paid position and there is no fee to apply. Auditions are being held September 8 -13 in New York, Chicago, and Sarasota. For more information and to apply, please visit Yaptracker.

Studio Artists Program

Singers who wish to audition for the Studio Artists Program must have:

  • Career potential as an operatic soloist
  • Minimum of three seasons experience with nationally recognized young artists programs
  • Have performed a minimum of three substantial operatic roles with orchestra
  • Impeccable professional references (references will be checked)

Singers who meet these requirements can be considered for audition by directly contacting, or having their agent contact, Marco Nisticò, Artistic Administrator, at [email protected]

Principal Artists

Artist managers should contact Marco Nisticò, Artistic Administrator, at [email protected]. Please note: Only managed singers will be considered for principal roles.

Orchestra Position

Musicians interested in applying for possible openings in the Sarasota Opera Orchestra are asked to email their resume to Gregg Koyle, Orchestra Personnel Manager & Contractor at [email protected].