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752,022 Performances2,732 Companies882 Festivals183,202 Artists665 Managers
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Opera Columbus
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Opernhaus Zürich
Le Concert de la Loge
English National Opera
Wiener Staatsoper
Opera West Society
National Theatre Prague
Céleste Productions
Claude Heater Foundation
Boston Early Music Festival

What our customers say

Christine Goerke
Associate Artistic Director
I am always pleased to have the ability to look to Operabase for the most recent information in our industry. The new additions to the casting tool box have been especially helpful. Thanks for making this platform so user friendly and easily accessible.
Michael Arivony
Operabase has almost replaced the need for a website. Agents, casting directors and opera houses can consult my information, and performances in one very organised page. It is absolutely fantastic.
Alberto Meneghesso
Artistic Direction Officer
Fondazione Arena di Verona
Operabase is all about sharing, making everything that happens in the world of Entertainment accessible and usable! For sure, it is one of the most widely used tools in the office: the accuracy of the data transmitted is impeccable. Not least, Operabase team is really helpful, open to exchange views and geared to constant updating, both in the data and in the product offering. Thank you!

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Frequently asked questions - Casting Tool

What is the Operabase Casting Tool and how can it benefit me as an industry professional?
The Operabase Casting Tool is the industry's premier tool for future season planning and last-minute replacements. It provides a streamlined process for casting considerations and finding the perfect talent for productions. The Casting Tool also serves as a valuable resource for agencies and personal managers to enhance roster visibility and expand their rosters.
How does the Operabase Casting Tool simplify and streamline the casting process?
The Casting Tool simplifies and streamlines the casting process by providing efficient features and functionality. The user-friendly interface simplifies talent search and helps you find the perfect talent efficiently. With enhanced search filters, you can save time by narrowing down your search based on specific criteria and find the most suitable artists for future seasons or last-minute replacements.
Can the Operabase Casting Tool assist me in finding the right performers for specific roles or productions?
Yes, the Casting Tool is designed to help you find the most suitable artists for your productions. The range of filters enable you to streamline your search and narrow down your options. You can evaluate an artist's performance history, debut roles, and current engagements through the Artist Pro view. With these resources at your disposal, you can efficiently evaluate artists and make informed decisions when casting for specific roles or productions.
What sets Operabase Casting Tool apart from other casting platforms or tools available in the industry?
The Operabase Casting Tool is built on the world’s largest and most reliable database of operatic activity and performing arts activity. With over 23 years of development, it has established itself as a trustworthy resource for casting professionals worldwide. Furthermore, it is a constantly updated system that provides reliable and multilingual information. Casting professionals can rely on the accuracy of the data available.
How comprehensive is the database of performers and artists on Operabase Casting Tool? Is the Operabase Casting Tool updated regularly with new performers and casting information?
Our database contains +700,000 performances and +150,000 artists. The data on the Casting Tool is highly comprehensive and includes a vast range of artists across the performing arts industry. Casting professionals can explore numerous options to find the perfect fit for their productions. The Operabase Casting Tool is regularly updated with new performers and casting information. Our team ensures that the database remains accurate and up-to-date thus allowing casting professionals to access the most current information when making casting decisions.
Can I customise my search criteria on the Operabase Casting Tool to find the ideal talent for my productions?
Yes. The Operabase Casting Tool allows you to customise your search criteria to find the most suitable talent for your productions. With our advanced search features, you can refine your search based on specific requirements, such as language proficiency, performance experience, and more. By tailoring your search criteria, you can efficiently narrow down the results and find artists who meet your exact needs.
Fernando Cisneros
Fernando Cisneros, opera singer (baritone) It has helped me by expanding my network, reaching people in different continents and having a platform that gathers my own personal website and social media accounts all in one place. That you can look for specific productions and/or singers and look at their past, present and future engagements.
Michael Heaston
Assistant General Manager, Artistic at The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Operabase is an indispensable resource for the work we do in casting and artistic planning at The Met. Whether identifying last-minute replacements with the casting tool, viewing casts at other opera houses, or researching individual artists, I rely on Operabase as part of my daily work.
Toni Gradsack
Casting manager, maggio musicale Fiorentino
Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
t. Gradsack, casting manager, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Operabase helped me a lot fast and unconventional. Operabase is always up to date, clear and accurate, the support is unique. Thank you very much!
Jan Adam
I am Jan Adam I am dancer, actor, choreographer and assistant direcor Its good here you can read information about works, performance and dates when is performance
Michael Gandlmayr
Artistic Administrator at Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
There are so many moving parts in mounting a successful opera production and in many aspects, it is even more challenging for us as we don’t operate year-round as an opera house. The resources and detailed information that Operabase provides us have been invaluable, from the early stages of research and casting to the inevitable last-minute cancellations.
752,022 Performances
2,732 Companies
882 Festivals
183,202 Artists
665 Managers

Operabase is trusted by the performing arts industry

Musikverein Graz
Opéra de Tours
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Teatro Maestranza
Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur
Cleveland Orchestra
Staatstheater Augsburg
Opera and Ballet of Slovene National Theatre Maribor
Teatro Colón
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Opera Connect
Theater Erfurt
Athens Philharmonic
Opera Națională Română Cluj-Napoca
Royal Opera House
Biwako Hall
Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto
Sofia Opera & Ballet
San Carlo Theater
Opéra de Lyon
Theater Basel
Theater Bremen
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe