Resident Artist Program


The Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From late August through April, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy and comprimario, to principal roles in mainstage productions. Resident Artists also perform at Ordway and Schubert Club concerts, donor functions, Behind the Curtain events, Opera Insights and regional outreach programs.

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.


Applications for the 2016-2017 Resident Artist Program are now available. Follow the link to access the application via YAP Tracker:

Please contact Nickolas Sanches at with inquiries.


2015 – 2016 Resident Artists

Jonathan Brandani
Assistant Conductor

Jessica Hall

Nickolas Sanches

David Radamés Toro
Assistant Director

Lindsay Woodward