San Francisco Opera Center

Merola Opera Program: APPRENTICE STAGE DIRECTOR Application (2018-2019)

This application closed on Friday October 5, 2018.


Sheri Greenawald, Director


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Personal Information

Applications must be submitted by dates posted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please refer to the OPPORTUNITIES listing page for further information prior to completing this application.
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Applicant should be between the ages of 20-34 as of June 3, 2019 (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis).
*If you are not a United States citizen and you hold legal documentation allowing you to work in the United States, you will be required to present documentation of your legal status (e.g., visa, green card) for review at your interview (if granted an interview). Please note: applicants offered participation in our programs will be provided assistance in obtaining the required United States legal documentation, as needed.
Please note: Applicants may take part in San Francisco Opera Center auditions up to three times.

Audition Preferences

Only one city may be chosen
Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
Preferences are not guaranteed. 

Contact Information

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Education & Training

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Operatic Scenes

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Statement of Interest

Musical Authority References

As an Apprentice Stage Director applicant, you must have three references from recognized professional authorities in the opera field, preferably one conductor and two stage directors, with whom you have worked. Spouse, relatives, and artistic representatives may not serve as professional authority references.

Please provide each reference with this online recommendation form by clicking Add Recommender below.

Please inform your references directly of your audition city's deadline date. All forms must be submitted online by your audition city's deadline date to be considered.

Number required: 3. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Identity Documents

If granted an interview, you will be required to present at your interview for review, proof of age with your date of birth noted on one of the following forms of identification only: birth certificate, passport, or valid driver's license.


Application Conditions

Number of selections required: 1.
By applying, applicant agrees to abide by these conditions and agrees not to make any claim against San Francisco Opera or the Merola Opera Program regarding auditions and all aspects of the audition and interview process. Decisions of the audition committee are final.

For complete descriptions of the programs and all audition and interview requirements, please refer to the OPPORTUNITIES listing page which can be found here: Apprentice Stage Director Listing.

Payment Details

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.