High School Apprentice Program

The Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to explore and experience the world of professional opera. With behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and performances, one-on-one interaction with professional artists and industry experts, and guidance on training and higher education programs, the apprentices receive a thorough introduction to the production process and careers in the performing arts.

Since its inception in 2008, over seventy students from the Dane County region have participated in the High School Apprenticeship Program. Many former Apprentices have gone on to sing with the Madison Opera Chorus and even in solo roles.

Madison Opera selects motivated junior and seniors in high school with a passion for learning about opera. The application process does not require an audition or fee, and the program is offered free of charge, generously underwritten by Madison Opera's supporters.

For more information, contact Madison Opera at (608) 238-8085 or info@madisonopera.org

Apprentices will have the opportunity to:
• meet and dine with distinguished guest artists
• attend rehearsals and performances
• participate in master classes and workshops
• attend Opera Novice and Opera Up Close previews
• speak with Madison Opera staff and crew on working in the opera industry
• participate in backstage tours of the Overture Center
• have a great time while learning about what it takes to bring an opera to life!

The program is open to high school juniors and seniors.  Must have an interest in opera, with a vocal performance or technical production background preferred.  Must have ability to commute to events in downtown Madison.

Please check back in mid-June when the 2018/19 applications will go live.

For more information, please contact Madison Opera at (608) 238-8085 or info@madisonopera.org

November 3 & 5, 2017
The Abduction from the Seraglio
February 9 & 11, 2018
Florencia en el Amazonas
April 27 & 29, 2018
July 21, 2018