APPRENTICE Sponsorships


Apprentice Shelley Jackson sings Norina in Don Pasquale, 2014The Santa Fe Opera’s renowned Apprentice Programs give aspiring singers, technicians and arts administrators the opportunity to study, collaborate, and perform with world-class artists, directors and designers. Enriched by their experiences, graduates of our Apprentice Programs continue to achieve success in operatic performances and theatrical endeavors around the world. Former Santa Fe Opera Singer Apprentices include Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Patricia Racette, Susanna Phillips, Bill Burden, Kate Lindsey and many more.

You can read more about the opera's Apprentice Programs here.

Apprentice Sponsor - Gifts of $12,500
'Thank you' Benefits to Apprentice Sponsors include:
-Sponsorship of a specific Apprentice for the Season
-Periodic bulletins with the latest insider information on the Named Apprentice
-An invitation to join your Named Apprentice for lunch on the Opera grounds during the season
-A special invitation to the celebratory Cast Party following the Apprentice Scenes performance
-An invitation to either the Apprentice Singer Showcase auditions or the Technical Apprentice annual Portfolio reviews
-A special listing with the Named Apprentice on the Apprentice Sponsorship page in the Season Program Book

btn - Donate Now Or to learn more about becoming an Apprentice Sponsor please contact Katherine Erda Smith at 505-986-5913 or