WTOC Announces Early Audition Tour!

August 20, 2010

The Wolf Trap Opera Company is now accepting applications for its 2011 Company of Artists & Fellows.

The first deadline for applications is little over one month away (September 24)! The audition tour begins in New York this October, and finishes at our home in Vienna, Virginia. (Look to the Audition Calendar on the top right corner of this page.) The following positions within the company are available, pending a final decision about repertoire and schedule:

Filene Young Artists:

All principal roles in Wolf Trap Opera Company productions are performed by the singers selected as Filene Young Artists. Approximately 15-20 singers are chosen from an initial pool of approximately 800 applicants. They are in residence throughout the summer season, performing operas, concerts, recitals, and participating in activities related to their professional growth. Filene Young Artists have completed advanced degrees from the top music schools in the country, and have often participated in year-long young artist companies or summer apprenticeships. Many of them have already won prestigious awards and are on their way to significant careers.

Studio Artists

The Wolf Trap Opera Studio is a summer residency for singers of significant potential who are current undergraduates or who are making the transition between undergraduate and graduate study. The Wolf Trap Opera Studio offers young singers the professional and academic opportunities to take their talents to a higher level, and to cultivate and polish the skills needed to present themselves with confidence and authority in a very competitive field. Studio Artists perform comprimario and chorus roles in operas and concerts, and participate in educational seminars and outreach opportunities related to their ongoing artistic development.


Candidates for administrative, coaching, and directing fellowships are typically involved in graduate degree programs or young artist training programs. Candidates who are already working professionally (as assistant directors, opera coaches, etc) are typically beyond the reach of this program.


Internships are offered in stage management, administration, directing, technical theater, multi-media and costumes. Undergraduate students, graduate students, recent (up to 2 years) graduates, and career-change candidates are considered. Internships are handled through the Education Programs of the Wolf Trap Foundation.  Internships are handled on a different timeline;  the deadline for summer 2011 will be March 1, and the application materials may be found here.

Start here for all important information about this fall’s application process and audition tour!

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