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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Apprentice Alumni Profiles

"Graduates" of The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Programs for Singers and Technicians are active with opera, theater, and ballet companies around the world, as well as in the film and television industry. Many of the opera world's brightest young performers participated in the Santa Fe program. Several of them are featured here.

Joyce El-Khoury, SopranoJoyce El-Khoury, Soprano

Apprentice Singer in 2006 and 2008.
SFO Debut: Micaela, Carmen, 2014
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Joyce, DiDonato, Mezzo-SopranoJoyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

Apprentice Singer in 1995.
SFO Debut: Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro, 2005
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Emily Fons, Mezzo-SopranoEmily Fons, Mezzo-Soprano

Apprentice Singer in 2008 and 2009.
SFO Debut: Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro, 2013
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Kate Lindsey, Mezzo-SopranoKate Lindsey, Mezzo-Soprano

Apprentice Singer in 2003.
SFO Debut: Zerlina, Don Giovanni, 2009
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Michael Fabiano, TenorMichael Fabiano, Tenor

Apprentice Singer in 2005.
SFO Debut: Alfredo, La Traviata, 2013
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Brandon Jovanovich, TenorBrandon Jovanovich, Tenor

Apprentice Singer in 1996 and 1997.
SFO Debut: Baron Lummer, Intermezzo, 2003
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