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Resident Artist Program
One of North America’s premier training programs, the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From late August through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy, and comprimario, to principal roles in mainstage productions. Resident Artists also perform at concerts, donor functions, and education and outreach events.
We’re now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Resident Artist Program. Apply here today!
Questions? Email [email protected].
Light Walkers are volunteers who assist the lighting designer by standing in for the singers onstage while the designer creates the lighting cues for the opera. Light Walkers are important to the design process because light can look very different on a human being than it looks on an empty stage. Light Walking sessions occur during the daytime in the week prior to opening night. Light Walkers are needed for every production. No training is required for this opportunity, but Light Walkers must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Additional benefits of Light Walking opportunities:
- Visit the stage and see the sets prior to the production opening – a true “behind the scenes” experience!
- See designers and crew at work and gain an understanding of the production
- Meet staging staff and designers
Have you ever dreamed of performing in a Minnesota Opera production onstage at the Ordway? Apply to become a “super” – a non-singing actor – and your dream just might come true! Your responsibilities may include interacting with the principal artists, chorus, or dancers, moving props or furniture around the stage, and even playing characters that help move the action along. Whatever your specific tasks, supers are an integral part of an opera production! Our super needs vary from show to show, but at different times we need men, women, boys, and girls, of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program for talented young singers. The group performs one opera a year that is for kids and by kids. Project Opera students also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions.
Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.