Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program Application - Singers (2022-2023)

This application closed on Wednesday September 22, 2021.


Please read the opportunity listing before completing this application.

We will be holding our annual live audition tour in Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and New York City. In addition, we will be working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.


Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Minnesota Opera applications are due Wednesday, September 22.

Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.

Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12.

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 20.

Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5.


LIVE AUDITIONS (Minnesota Opera only)

Step 1: Apply to Minnesota Opera as you normally would. Applications are due Wednesday, September 22.

Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to comply must choose the video audition option.

Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Minnesota Opera will be sent by Friday, October 15. Information about showing proof of vaccination will be sent with audition notifications.

Step 3: Attend your live audition. If you are not fully vaccinated by the time of your audition, you must choose the video audition option on your application.


Before submitting, please check if anything may have been auto-filled incorrectly. Incorrect information submitted due to an auto-fill error may result in a voided application. 

Please contact us at RAP@mnopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

If you are available for more than one audition location, please indicate here. Additionally, please indicate all dates for which you are available to audition.
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
This information is for data purposes only and will not be used in the awarding of auditions or contracts. For more information on the categories below, please visit appendix 4 on the following page: https://eeocdata.org/eeo1/howto/instructionbooklet
Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Education 4
Education 5
Please give details of three artistic authorities (directors, conductors, coaches, voice teachers) with whom you have worked and who may act as references. Only one of your referees may be a voice teacher. No written recommendations are accepted. Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Preliminary audition repertoire must show a variety of styles and be offered in at least three different languages including English. Operetta and oratorio arias are acceptable substitutions.
- 4 opera arias
- 5th selection can be another aria, musical theater or art song

* Please note that it is acceptable to change audition repertoire for the live audition from what is listed on the application.
* Repertoire selections must satisfy these requirements for the application to be considered. Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5

Video Selections

Please upload 2 videos; 1 must be an opera aria and the other may be opera, art song, or musical theater. The videos must be no more than 12 months old. Please use the following links to download Opera America's Remote Audition Guidelines (https://opera.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Opera-America-remote-audition-guidelines-6-2020.pdf) or Equipment Recommendations for Virtual Auditions (https://www.operaamerica.org/media/xf5b4gj3/recordingauditionsathome.pdf).
Please upload one high-resolution photograph.
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Single page only. Resumes longer than one page will result in a voided application.
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Please verify that all video files work before submitting. Video files that do not work will result in a voided application. Number of selections required: 2.

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