Studio Artist Program
STUDIO ARTIST AUDITIONS
Opera Santa Barbara is seeking young artists with exceptional career potential and some professional experience for its 2018-19 Studio Artist Program. Members 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 will be held in Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 23, and Chicago on Saturday, December 16. For consideration, please submit one-page resume, a website link or two video or audio clips, and your audition date preference by email to [email protected]. Submission should not exceed 10MB. Artists selected for a live audition will be notified two weeks in advance of the audition date and will be required to pay a $25 audition fee.
Opera Santa Barbara’s 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.