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.

Master classes with guest clinicians, individualized language work, acting, movement, stage combat and professional career development are all benefits of the Resident Artist Program.

The program is designed to bridge the gap between an artist’s academic education and professional career. Ideal Resident Artists are singers, coaches, administrators, and directors who have completed their post-graduate education and may have some professional experience. We have no age limit and are an equal opportunity employer.


To apply for the Resident Artist Program Assistant Director position, click here.

The applications for singers and pianists are now closed. Please check back in August 2018 for the 2019-2020 season application.

Questions about the program? Email [email protected].


2017 – 2018 Resident Artists

Nadia Fayad

David Radamés Toro
Assistant Director