Each season, two evenings of fully staged Apprentice Scenes provide audience members with the opportunity to hear and see the work of apprentice designers, technicians, stage managers, and vocalists. For more information, click here. 

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    The Apprentice Programs

    Our two apprentice programs provide advanced training for some of America's most talented and dedicated young opera singers and theater technicians. Following two or three summers as program participants, many forge ahead to work at opera houses, theater companies, and in film or television, thanks to the skills and the professional relationships they have developed at The Santa Fe Opera.

    • 2014 Apprentice Singers


      Apprentice singers receive voice lessons, repertory coachings, lessons in movement and diction, and performance opportunities in mainstage roles as well as local ensemble events. In addition, these apprentice singers audition for opera managers and agents from around the world.

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      2015 Apprentice Singers List
    • 2014 Apprentice Technicians


      Apprentice technicians function in every backstage department, working side by side with internationally renowned designers, directors and production personnel in the areas of stage operations, properties, audio and video, costumes, production/music services, make up and wig construction, stage lighting and scenic art.

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      Apprentice Profiles

      The singers program has helped launched the careers of William Burden, Patrick Carfizzi, Michelle DeYoung, Joyce DiDonato, Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Emily Fons, Brandon Jovanovich, Kate Lindsey, James Morris, Dimitri Pittas, Samuel Ramey, Julien Robbins, Kurt Streit, and Neil Shicoff, among many others. Alumni of the technicians program work around the world as designers, production managers, technical directors, and stage managers.

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    Apprentice Scenes put our talented young professionals at center stage twice each season. Learn more 
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