San Francisco Opera Center National Auditions

San Francisco Opera Center is responsible for the Merola Opera Program and Adler Fellowship Program. These programs offer performance and career development opportunities for young professional singers, coaches, and stage directors. The Merola Opera Program is a young artist training program of performance and study. The Adler Fellowship Program is a residency offered to selected singers and coaches who have completed the Merola Opera Program.



SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT (open to all voice types)
An orchestra concert of staged scenes with repertoire chosen to showcase selected artists
An orchestra concert with all artists
Every singer will be cast in an opera or the Schwabacher Summer Concert.
Regional auditions in 2015:

  Preliminary Auditions Finals Only Application Deadline
Dallas              10/16 10/17 9/18/2015
Chicago           10/19, 20 (10/21 AC & AD*)  10/21, 22 9/21/2015
San Francisco 10/26—AC & AD only*  N/A 9/28/2015
San Francisco 10/27 10/28   9/28/2015
San Francisco 11/2** 11/2    10/5/2015
New York 11/5, 6, 7—AC & AD only* N/A 10/5/2015
New York 11/9, 10, 11    11/12 10/5/2015
New York 11/13, 14    11/15 10/5/2015
New York 11/18, 19    11/20 10/5/2015

 *Apprentice Coach (AC) single auditions and Apprentice Stage Director (AD) single interviews only – Chicago: morning of 10/21 only; San Francisco: 10/26 only; New York: 11/5, 6, 7 only. 
**San Francisco 11/2: Singer preliminary and final auditions on the same day; priority for this date will be given to auditionees traveling by air.
The 2016 Merola Opera Program dates are June 6 through August 21, 2016 (apprentice coaches and apprentice stage director begin May 31).
Applications are submitted through YAP Tracker, an online audition manager. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to apply, although you will need a guest account.

Please review the appropriate YAP Tracker listing:
Applicants may sign up for guest accounts by clicking the corresponding link in the right hand side bar on the YAP Tracker Webpage.

YAP Tracker registration page:

You may also access the YAP Tracker online application process section:

For questions concerning the YAP Tracker application process: 
For questions regarding the San Francisco Opera Center National Auditions: or (415) 565-3277.
If you require a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visitor visa to attend our San Francisco Opera Center National Auditions, you must contact us at prior to May 1st of the year you intend to apply for an audition.