Become a supernumerary or lightwalker at the Dallas Opera!
Supernumeraries are onstage extras — non-speaking, non-singing, and modestly paid, yet they fully participate in the onstage action, lend energy and power to the production, and help the singers give their very best performances. Learn more!
To apply, fill out the form below.
If you are applying to be a supernumerary, you must be available for rehearsals beginning 3–4 weeks before opening night, as well as for all performances (see schedule below). Rehearsals are usually scheduled from 7:30pm–10:30pm on weeknights with occasional rehearsals on the weekends. Performances usually begin at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00pm.
Lightwalkers stand in for singers during pre-production to help train the lighting.
|Production||Tentative Rehearsal Period||Performances|
|Madame Butterfly||Jan 31 – Feb 17||Feb 18, 20, 23, 26|
|Flight||Feb 7 – Mar 3||Mar 4, 6, 9, 12|
|Barber of Seville||Mar 1 – Mar 18||Mar 19, 23, 25, 27|
|Pearl Fishers||Mar 7 – Apr 1||Apr 2, 6, 8, 10|