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Accepting applications now for the 2022-23 Artist in Residence Program.

Every year, Opera Colorado auditions over 400 emerging artists from the nation’s top graduate schools for its Artist in Residence Program. During their eight-month residency, the selected artists bring opera to schools across the Rocky Mountain region, giving Colorado students a chance to meet opera’s future stars! The 2021-22 Season’s talented troupe will perform The Barber of Seville and The Pirates of Penzance and be featured in the student matinee of Carmen at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.”

For more information, please contact Cherity Koepke, Director of the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program, at ckoepke@operacolorado.org or 303.778.0371.

The Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program is sponsored by Ken & Donna Barrow, with additional support from Patrick Spieles, and Dr. Stephen L. Dilts.


Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Opera Colorado is accepting applications now for the 2022-23 Artist in Residence Program. We are looking for one soprano, one mezzo-soprano, one tenor, two baritones, one bass-baritone and one collaborative pianist. The program dates are September 6, 2022 –through May 31, 2023.

The 2022-23 season will include roles in our mainstage season and touring productions. Among the other performance opportunities, Artists in Residence will perform the principal roles in a fully produced student matinee production of Rigoletto that takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Sates prior to applying. Applicants are required to hold a master’s degree (or performance certificate) in the area of vocal performance/collaborative piano. Applicants should have considerable experience in opera on the graduate and/or professional level. Applicants must be available to be in Colorado from September 6, 2022 –through May 31, 2023.

The stipend rate is $1,800 per month. Housing is provided in Denver. All artists are responsible for their own transportation while in Denver.

Artists are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

Apply on website.

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