Experience Opera in a New Way – As Michigan Opera Theatre Extras!

Being an extra with Michigan Opera Theatre provides the perfect “backstage” opportunity.  See how it all happens without any of the pressure the stars have!

If you are interested in participating in becoming an extra or ‘super’ and can attend the audition, contact me for audition details – elizabeth@motopera.org.  That’s all it takes!  One email and you could be a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2015 Season!  Please consider auditioning if you are available.  We typically do not have enough people show up for auditions!

At the audition the director will explain the super roles as they apply to the opera and choose those potential supers they feel would fit the role (and the costume) the best.  Auditions are VERY informal and only require your attendance.

In addition to an unforgettable experience, extras receive free parking, 2 complimentary tickets to a performance, 2 passes for guests to attend the final dress rehearsal, and a small stipend. Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances. Staging rehearsals are negotiable.  When you contact me, please let me know of any conflicts you may have with the staging rehearsals.

Interested in becoming a super at Michigan Opera Theatre? Email your STREET ADDRESS to:

Elizabeth Anderson | Production Coordinator | elizabeth@motopera.org

Current Audition Opportunities


FEMALE SPEAKING role in THE PASSENGER to play the double role of an SS Officer & Auschwitz prisoner.

Audition will be held on August 26, 2015.  Please contact elizabeth@motopera.org for more information.


Senior SS Overseer:  A mature, authoritative female with a booming voice and the ability to make a chill run down your spine.  Dialogue for this role is in German.

Kapo:  The Kapo is a prisoner in Auschwitz that works as the eyes and ears of the SS Officers. Dialogue for this role is in German.

Rehearsals begin Monday, October 26, 2015.

Performances November 14, 18, 21, 22, 2015.

This is a paid position; AGMA contract.

The Sleeping Beauty Extras Needed

American Ballet Theatre and Michigan Opera Theatre  are casting child and adult dancers & actors for Alexei Ratmansky’s  The Sleeping Beauty. Your child could be gracing our stage alongside American Ballet Theatre in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty this March! Don’t let your dancers (or yourself) miss this opportunity.

Child Dancers

Child Actors

Adult Dancers

Adult Actors


You must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Please email dance@motopera.org with the interested person’s name, height, age and a brief outline of their experience.

Please note ages are approximate, but height will be the main factor. We do not have a rehearsal schedule, nor specific roles at this time.

Michigan Opera Theatre Extras Benefits

Be advised that you must to be available for all rehearsals and performances.