Posted on
Mar 30

Resident Artist Program: Singer Application

Minnesota Opera

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September 22, 2022

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Resident Artist Program: Singer Application

Minnesota Opera

Posted on
Mar 30


One of North America’s premier training programs, the MN Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From September through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience through mainstage productions and community performances, while refining their skills off stage and mentoring with guest instructors and staff.

Resident Artist singers perform and cover appropriate roles in mainstage productions, working with world-class directors, designers, and conductors. Regular coachings, performance classes with guest clinicians, individualized language work, and classes about the business aspects of managing a career are among the program's training components. 

To learn more about Minnesota Opera:


Resident Artists must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States. If applicants secure a contract, non-U.S. citizens must acquire right-to-work documentation. This process is completed ONLY after successfully securing a contract with Minnesota Opera and will be done at your own expense.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who may contribute to the further diversification of culture and ideas at Minnesota Opera.

Application Information

All materials must be submitted online via the Resonance application:

* Please note that it is acceptable to change audition repertoire for the audition from what is listed on the application.
* Repertoire selections must satisfy these requirements for the application to be considered.

Deadline Details

Audition Information


Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Minnesota Opera applications are due Wednesday, September 22.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12.
Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 20.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5.

LIVE AUDITIONS (Minnesota Opera only)

Step 1: Apply to Minnesota Opera as you normally would. Applications are due Wednesday, September 22.
Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to comply must choose the video audition option.
Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Minnesota Opera will be sent by Friday, October 15. Information about showing proof of vaccination will be sent with audition notifications.
Step 3: Attend your live audition.

Virtual: Fri 5th Nov 2021
Cincinnati, OH USA: Mon 22nd Nov 2021 - Tue 23rd Nov 2021
New York, NY USA: Mon 6th Dec 2021 - Thu 9th Dec 2021
Minneapolis, MN USA: Tue 14th Dec 2021 - Thu 16th Dec 2021

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Resident Artists receive a full-time seasonal employee salary of $935 per week in their first season, with health insurance benefits and the opportunity for 403b plan. Artists are responsible for transportation and housing.

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Classical Voice

Application Details

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Fee: $

Opportunity Dates

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
End Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2024

Program Dates
September 06, 2022 - May 21, 2023
We will be holding our annual live audition tour in Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and New York City. In addition, we will be working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.

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Minneapolis, MN USA

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