Without the dedication and perseverance of outstanding volunteers and support groups, our productions would not be as beautiful, our bottom line would not be as sound, and our sense of community would not be as strong. For these, and many other reasons, we extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers. We invite you to get involved and become an Opera Omaha volunteer today.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers help Opera Omaha complete essential tasks like assisting with community events, ushering at concerts, or providing additional office support. It is clear without their help, Opera Omaha would not be able to bring world class opera to Omaha stages or into the community. Students can also fulfill required community service hours for groups like National Honor Society by volunteering with Opera Omaha.

To become an Opera Omaha volunteer, please submit your information using the following form.

Volunteer Form

Craftsman’s Guild

Integral to Opera Omaha’s success since 1962, the Craftsman’s Guild members donate stagecraft skills in the areas of wardrobe, makeup/wigs, concessions, and parties. Focused on meeting the backstage needs of guest artists and the production, members enjoy the camaraderie and reward of helping to bring top notch performances to the Omaha community.

For more information, email info@operaomaha.org.

Opera Omaha Chorus

The Opera Omaha Chorus comprises of professional singers from Omaha, Lincoln, and the surrounding communities. Auditions are scheduled at various times throughout the year and will be posted on the website under upcoming events. Singers are asked to prepare 2 vocal selections, one in a foreign language, not to exceed a total of 5 minutes. Arias, art songs, or church solos are all acceptable audition selections. Please provide printed music as an accompanist will be available at no cost. A performance résumé is suggested.

For more information, contact Jesse Koza at jkoza@operaomaha.org or 402-346-7372.

Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries are paid volunteers who appear on stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles, much like being an extra in a movie. Being a "super" takes some time and patience, but is a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Super roles are varied, but might include servants, soldiers, peasants, priests and priestesses, dancers, bartenders, waiters, Japanese relatives, ragamuffins, pickpockets, and sometimes even animals! The majority of super roles are for adults, but in some occasions children also have an opportunity to participate.

For more information, contact Jesse Koza at jkoza@operaomaha.org or 402-346-7372.

Tweets seats

We are looking for people with great knowledge of the Twitterverse to attend the final dress rehearsal of an opera and tweet throughout the production. We want your authentic opinions, thoughts, or even play-by-plays of the action happening on the stage. What's in it for you? You get free tickets to see the opera in exchange for your social media posts!

To get involved in Tweet Seats, please contact us here.