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Conductor Apprenticeship

Interested in a career in opera? Join us as America’s newest opera festival presents its second season this June and July in Chicago.

The Conductor Apprentice will assist the Music Director with issues of balance between orchestra and singers, have opportunities to conduct during staging rehearsals, and may serve as a cover conductor in case of illness of the conductor. Other duties may include backstage conducting, supertitle operation, or calling camera cues. Candidates should have opera conducting experience, and possibly experience as either a piano accompanist or coach in a professional or college opera program. Knowledge of Italian diction and Italian operatic styles is required.

The Opera Festival of Chicago’s Apprentice Program provides vital opportunities for early-career professionals to learn about the world of opera and acquire hands-on experience by working side-by-side with world-renowned artists and arts administrators.

Festival Weeks:

  • Week 1: June 6 – 12
  • Week 2: June 20 – 26
  • Week 3: June 27 – July 3
  • Week 4: July 4 – 10
  • Week 5: July 11 – 17
  • Week 6: July 18 – 24
  • Production I: Fully-staged Rossini opera. Rehearsals run from June 6 – 12, then resume June 23. Tech week begins July 5 with performances on July 8 and 10.

Production II: A recital-style production. Rehearsals and performances will run the week of July 17.

Production III: Fully-staged Verdi opera. Rehearsals run from June 23. Tech week begins July 17 with performances on July 22 and 24.

No sessions will be held July 2, 3, or 4th.

Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago