Studio Artist Program Auditions

The Studio Artist Program will feature performances of Three Decembers by Jake Heggie. Directed by Richard Gammon with music direction by Timothy Steele. Singers selected also will perform in the mainstage production of Le nozze di Figaro on July 25 and 27 in Merrill Auditorium under the direction of Dona D. Vaughn with Maestro Stephen Lord conducting. Singers will be asked to arrive June 23-25 to begin rehearsals for the Studio Artist Program. Departure on July 28.

all applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018


At Opera Maine, emerging professional singers master their craft through performance. Each member of the Opera Maine Studio Artist Program has the opportunity to sing in four performances of the Studio Artist Opera Production. They also will have roles in the mainstage production with opportunities to cover supporting roles alongside Metropolitan Opera singers at the premier summer opera company in New England. Housing in beautiful Portland, Maine is provided with competitive pay.

In 2017 The Studio Artist Program featured An American Dream, by Jack Perla, with music direction by Timothy Steele and directed by Richard Gammon. Singers selected also performed as understudies and members of the ensemble in the mainstage production of La traviata on July 26 and 28 in Merrill Auditorium under the direction of Dona D. Vaughn with Maestro Stephen Lord conducting. Singers arrived on June 25 to begin rehearsals for the Young Artist Program.

Studio Artist Program stipend provided. Separate fees for performing in the Chorus and/or comprimario roles are available. Housing provided for non-local Studio Artists.

Submission of Materials:
Opera Maine will be using YAP Tracker to receive applicant materials for the Studio Artist Program.

You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed at

Alternatively, completed applications (application form, resume, headshot, and audio/video recordings) can be submitted by snail mail to Opera Maine, Studio Artist Auditions, P.O. Box 7733, Portland, ME, 04112.

2017 Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Please contact Caroline Musica Koelker at with any questions regarding application. For technical help, please contact