La bohème, November 2011, Photo by David Bazemore

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Mosher Studio Artist Program


Opera Santa Barbara is seeking young artists with exceptional career potential and some professional experience for its 2017-18 Mosher Studio Artists Program. Studio Artists perform and cover roles in mainstage productions, perform in educational and outreach programs, and coach with Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas and guest artists and instructors.  Weekly stipend, performance fees, travel stipend and patron-hosted housing provided.  Studio Artists must have their own vehicle.  Live auditions are by invitation only and will be held in Santa Barbara on 
October 9 and Chicago on December 3.  For consideration please submit one-page resume, a website link or two video/audio clips, and your audition date preference by email to Submission should not exceed 10MB.  Artists selected for a live audition will be required to pay a $25 audition fee and submit additional materials.

Opera Santa Barbara's Mosher Studio Artist Program provides high-level performance opportunities and valuable training to some of the country's most talented up-and-coming opera singers. These singers work with top industry directors, conductors, and coaches in masterclasses, individual coachings, and public performances including cover and mainstage role assignments. Going into only its seventh year, alumni have gone on to perform roles with companies around the world including the Metropolitan, Washington National, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Sarasota, Fort Worth, and Virginia Operas, and internationally with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opernhaus Zürich, Heidelberg Opera, Hong Kong Opera, Teatro Regio of Torino, Aix-en-Provence, Beijing's Reignwood Theater and Austria's Bregenzer Festspiele as well as appearances with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Orchestras, the Netherlands Radio Orchestra and the Opera Orchestra of New York.

2016|2017 Mosher Studio Artist Participants

2016|2017 Mosher Studio Artist Coaches