Employment & Auditions


As one of the premier performing arts institution in Kansas City, Lyric Opera strives to hire the best in the field. We employ individuals with a great work ethic, sound values, and a drive for excellence. Our employees are passionate believers in the power of art to impact community, and the importance of opera in the artistic cultural ecosystem.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is a Company that celebrates diversity, and continually strives to foster a positive, flexible, engaging work environment; a place where building relationships and empowering colleagues is encouraged.

Full time, part-time, intern and volunteer opportunities will be listed below; click the title for details. If you don’t see a job opportunity for your specialty, you can still submit your resume for consideration.  Submit all inquiries for opportunities at the Lyric Opera by email or mail. No calls please.

  • Email: HR@kcopera.org
  • Mail:  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Attn: Human Resources, 1725 Holmes St. Kansas City, MO 64108

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary: The Ticketing and Patron Services Representative is a member of the Ticketing & Patron Services team and will perform the daily transactional and data entry functions of the Ticketing & Patron Services Center. The Ticketing and Patron Services Representative will provide patron satisfaction through excellent customer service and will strive to increase participation in Company events by using consistent, proven sales techniques in all interactions with patrons. Will also be the first point of contact with the public for Lyric Opera and is responsible for the phone and front door systems, reception, and mail systems.

Accomplish the objectives of Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Ticketing & Patron Services Team
• Support the Company’s mission to make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the public through transformational opera experiences and broad service which captures the hearts and minds of our communities.
• Strive to create a culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
• Maintain and present a positive attitude with public, donors, and staff.

Read the full job description.


Auditions are by appointment only (through management or individual-arranged). For more information contact Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org. If you are going to be in the Kansas City area and would like to inquire about auditioning, please send your resumé and request to Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org.


Lyric Opera of Kansas City is seeking a Kansas City-based tenor, bass, and/or bass-baritone for our touring education and community engagement productions of The Haberdasher Prince and Maya and the Magic Ring. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Auditions will be held in person in Kansas City, MO on Thursday, July 25, 2024. Click here to view the full posting and access the link to apply.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City chorus auditions will be held in fall, 2024. More details will be available August, 2024.

Help the show go on! Volunteer to be a supernumerary (super) in a Lyric Opera of Kansas City production. For more information about becoming a super or to request that your name be placed on a contact list for open opportunities, contact Sarah Zsohar at szsohar@kcopera.org.

Members of Kansas City Symphony comprise the orchestra used for performances by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. For audition information, please call the symphony’s administrative offices at (816) 471-1100 or visit kcsymphony.org.