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Michigan Opera Theatre's Resident Artist Program: Deadline: January 15, 2022


Michigan Opera Theatre Resident Artist Program
For the 2022-2023 season, Michigan Opera Theatre has redesigned its Resident Artist Program and now seeks to appoint four (4) exceptional artists to be part of this newly established initiative.

Age Limit: No age limit

Audition Fee: No audition fee

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Video Auditions:

Michigan Opera Theatre’s artistic team will review each application. The first round of auditions will be by video submission. Up to twelve (12) finalists will then be invited to Detroit, Michigan for a final round of live auditions on the stage of the Detroit Opera House.

Video must include:

Three (3) arias of contrasting languages and styles, one of which must be 20th century or later
A spoken introduction including the singer’s and the pianist’s names

Recording Guidelines:

  • Materials will be reviewed based on artistic merit only, and not on video quality.
    iPhone, computer or other personal recording devices are permitted for audition submissions; however, it must be a single take of each selection (up to 3 separate clips)
  • For video submissions the singer must perform with a pianist and/or pre-recorded piano track.
  • Submitted recordings should be made no more than three (3) months before the submission deadline.
  • Please email links to videos of your arias (3) along with your other material to 

For tips on creating your video recordings, please consult the Opera America website for remote audition guidelines via this link:


MOT will invite a select number of applicants to audition live in Detroit, Michigan:

Pianist: Provided

Date: April 2022


Audition Requirements: 

  • 3 (three) operatic arias one of which must be a 20th century or later and two art song selections of contrasting styles and languages
  • Short interview
  • Candidates may be invited to participate in a short working session based on available time.

We suggest you wear the attire that makes you feel the most confident. There is not a specific dress code for our auditions.

Opportunity Information

Based in Detroit, Michigan Opera Theater, under the leadership of Wayne Brown, CEO; Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director; and Christine Goerke, Associate Artistic Director engages artists of national and international stature for stellar main stage and outreach performances. MOT Resident Artists are singers who already have experience and training, demonstrate an understanding of dramatic intent, and have outstanding musical and vocal talent. Participation in masterclasses and specialized guidance by a team of experts will help further their career development. MOT Resident Artists may be included in mainstage productions, a recital series, and performances in different venues throughout the community during the regular season.

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Program dates: 2022/2023 season



Deadline: January 15, 2022

Materials Required:

Email an ELECTRONIC COPY of all the listed items below to :

    • One copy of your CV (PDF) must include the following information:
      • Academic Background
      • Recent Performance Experience
      • Repertoire studied (excerpts and complete works)
      • Awards and Scholarships
      • Languages sung and/or spoken
    • The names, positions, and contact information of two qualified references in the operatic field (voice teachers, vocal coaches, professors, conductors, stage directors)
    • Most recent headshot
    • All required videos, or links


Contact Information: If you have any questions, please contact Nathalie Doucet, Head of Music and Head of the MOT Resident Artist Program at

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.

Applicants must be legally eligible for employment in the United States. This position is contingent on securing, if applicable, valid immigration status and work authorization before the expected start date and maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout the employment.

Michigan Opera Theatre has implemented a vaccination policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all personnel. More information is available at: Michigan Opera Theatre’s COVID-19 Safety Plan – Michigan Opera Theatre.

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