Join the performance onstage.

Supernumeraries are people of all ages who share the stage with operatic artists. Supers volunteer their time and act on the stage as non-speaking, unpaid "extras."

Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, Gypsies, as well as many other important stage-filling roles. A Super's enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of the Company's great spirit.

Who It's For

Anyone interested in being on stage. Supers can be any age, shape or size. The roles are non-speaking and unpaid.

How to Become a Super

Please see application details below.


Please contact [email protected].

How to Apply

Please fill out the appropriate form as thoroughly as possible.

Child Supernumerary Application
Adult Supernumerary Application

Submit applications, preference form along with a full-length photograph to [email protected] or mail to:

Rehearsal Department
San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please be aware that super roles are limited and are cast at the discretion of the stage director. We will not be able to use all people who apply.