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Supernumerary roles are brief, non-singing roles which feature prominently in fully staged operatic performances that Arizona Opera presents at Phoenix Symphony Hall and the Tucson Convention Center. Supernumeraries this season will share the stage with world-class international classical artists and will be fully costumed and made up for their stage appearances portraying priests, nuns, henchmen, ghosts, royalty, swordsmen, townspeople, and women of the night.

Attend rehearsals with Stage Director, Fight Choreographer, Choreographer, and others as required.
Rehearsals generally occur on weekends, but occasionally on weeknights. Performers generally participate in 8-10 rehearsals and all five performances.

If you wish to apply for a supernumerary position, please send resume and headshot to Zackery Hayhurst, Director of Artistic Administration.

Reports To: 
Production Stage Manager
Job Category: 
On-stage talent. Actors/Models of all ages and sizes


  • Education Level: High School preferred
  • Special Abilities/Characteristics Preferred but not required: Fencing, Fitness, Dance, Ability to take instruction/direction

Salary and Benefits

Arizona Opera provides all supernumeraries with a modest honorarium for participation.
Non-singing talent is acknowledged in the programs for each production.
Travel and double-occupancy hotel housing is provided for in Tucson when the production travels to our sister city.

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