About the Program

Become an Integral Part of our Productions

The Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians, established in 1965, is an intermediate to advanced training program. The program offers instruction and practical experience in stage operations, properties, audio & video, costumes, production/music services, make up and wig construction, stage lighting and scenic art. A typical Santa Fe season will include at least four new productions, as well as two fully staged and costumed evenings of apprentice scenes, providing an exceptional learning opportunity for young professionals.

The Opera's production staff is composed of experienced designers, technicians and craftspeople from regional theaters, opera companies and universities around the world. All of the production departments at the Opera have their own construction and crafts shops onsite.

Apprentice technician positions typically begin early to mid-May and often require availability through late August.  

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Sponsor An Apprentice

With a gift of $12,500, you can sponsor a specific apprentice during the summer season. 

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Young Technicians

This high school mastery program teaches students how to take a script/libretto from page to stage.

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The Singer and Technical Apprentices of Santa Fe Opera take center stage for two evenings of fully-staged opera scenes. From Mozart to Verdi to Wagner, these “operatic samplers” are perfect for both the opera lover and the opera novice!

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