Resident Artist Program

One of North America’s premier training programs, the MN Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From September through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience through mainstage productions and community performances, while refining their skills off stage and mentoring with master teachers and staff.

Master classes with guest clinicians, individualized language work, acting, movement and stage combat, yoga and professional career development are just a few benefits of the program.

The program is designed to bridge the gap between an artist’s academic education and professional career. Ideal Resident Artists have completed their undergraduate or graduate education and may have some professional experience.


2019-2020 MN Opera Resident Artist Program

Minnesota Opera is proud to announce our 2019-2020 Resident Artists!

New Resident Artists include mezzo-soprano Mia Athey, bass-baritone Andrew Gilstrap, and Frankie Charles (in the newly created role of Resident Artist Assistant Technical Director), who will join returning Resident Artists soprano Lisa Marie Rogali, soprano Danielle Beckvermit, tenor Christian Sanders, baritone Nicholas Davis, pianists Mary Box and Andrew Sun, and Assistant Director Adam da Ros for the 2019-2020 season.

Experience what they’ll be a part of and subscribe to our 2019-2020 season today!

Applications are being accepted for the assistant director position. Read full position description here:

Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 Resident Artist Program. Information about the 2021-2022 season will be posted by September 2020.

Questions about the program? Email

Interested in supporting young artists? Help launch the careers of singers, pianists, stage directors, conductors, and technical directors by joining the Resident Artist Circle.

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