Auditions & Jobs


LBO is seeking Stage Managers to join us for an adventurous season! Stage Managers must be team oriented, knowledgeable, experienced, quick, good humored, and project oriented individuals. 
Those applying for the position should:

  • Have 3-5 years of Professional Stage Managing Experience
  • Previous Opera or Musical Theatre Background Preferred
  • Read Music Proficiently
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Proficiency with standard office and business software
  • Full Availability for the Rehearsals & Performances
  • Have a Valid Drivers License
  • Have Reliable Transportation

Positions are paid. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected] with the subject line "SM interest: (last name)." No phone calls. No faxes.


Audition announcements will be posted on the LBO website and will be sent to agents. Auditions are held only for specific roles in upcoming productions. LBO is not able to offer private auditions to singers who are passing through Southern California and wish to be heard for future consideration. If you would like to be considered for an audition, please send us a link to a YouTube or other video selection of your work to [email protected]. If you have management, and wish to be considered for a specific role in a production announced on our website, ask your manager to contact LBO about that role at [email protected]. Please note that at this time LBO does not hold general auditions.


If you are a composer who would like to have a work taken into consideration for production at the Long Beach Opera, please submit the following: Cast and orchestration, a comprehensive synopsis of the work, describing the action by scene and a sound or video recording via YouTube or another format where we can determine whether your work may be a match for our artistic vision. If we are interested we will contact you and request further materials. Please mail materials to:

Long Beach Opera
3029 E. South Street, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90805
Attn.: Production

Please follow the steps described above, and do not mail scores unsolicited as we will not have the time to review them.

Summer Internships

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week, full-time paid summer internships to eligible undergraduate college students.

Production Internship


The LBO Production Intern will assist in production planning for the 2018-2019 season and in final administration of the 2017-2018 season. The Intern will develop a database of potential performance venues for future seasons.


Experience with basic database techniques (MS Access, MySQL), Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), Google Drive, and web search. Knowledge of basic stage production (sets, lighting, props, costumes). Classical music knowledge and appreciation a plus, but not a requirement. A driver's license is required and intern must be insured.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter to the Production Stage Manager, at [email protected]. Write "LACAC PRODUCTION INTERN 2018" in the Subject Line.

Marketing Internship


The LBO marketing intern will help to develop a targeted marketing campaign and assist with LBO's 2018/2019 season and single ticket sales. The intern will explore a combination of marketing and development techniques including direct mail campaigns.


Knowledge of social media including Google Analytics and Google Adwords is a plus.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Nick Svorinich, Director of Marketing and Communications [email protected]. WRITE "LACAC MARKETING INTERN 2018" in the SUBJECT LINE.

Development Internship


The Development Intern will work closely with the Executive Director/Chief Development Officer and the Assistant Director of Development for Major Gifts to prepare for the upcoming 2018/2019 season fundraising activities. The intern will assist with grants, special events, and other development communication and coordination deemed necessary to meet the department's goals and objectives.


The potential intern will have an interest in fundraising, ability to prioritize and multi-task and have good attention to detail. Proficiency is needed in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Database experience is an asset. Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills and a passion for the arts and LBO's mission is required. The potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and supervisor.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rivera, Assistant Director of Development for Major Gifts at [email protected]. Write "LACAC DEVO INTERN 2018" in the SUBJECT LINE.


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Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission