Stage Director 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 Director Apprentice will assist the Stage Director with Festival productions, including running rehearsals and taking blocking notes. Candidates should be music or theater graduates with experience in stage direction, taking detailed notes, feel comfortable working as part of a team on a variety of tasks, be organized, and have an interest in working with singers.
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.
- 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.