Resident Artist Training Program

Tri-Cities Opera's Resident Artist Training Program offers aspiring opera singers a unique blend of instruction and practical experience.

Most Resident Artists have completed both a Bachelor’s and Master of Music Degree.  Tri-Cities Opera prefers to cast the majority of its operatic roles with the Resident Artist Training Program members. Performances occur at the Forum Theatre, our rented 1,500-seat performance venue, and the recently-renovated Savoca Hibbitt Hall at the Tri-Cities Opera Center.

Resident Artists receive practical experience as they rehearse and perform in:

Resident Artists also hone their acting, stagecraft, movement, diction, role interpretation, and audition skills. Instruction occurs at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, in the private studios of our artistic staff, and the Forum Theatre and includes:

Applications for the Resident Artist Program for the 2022/23 Season have closed. Look for our next audition notification coming in Summer 2022!
Deadline to Apply: September 12, 2022

Resident Artists must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States. There is no age limit.

Application Requirements

1) Completed application form via YAP Tracker
2) Current résumé in PDF format
3) Recent high-resolution headshot
4) Two (2) video recordings of pieces in contrasting styles
5) A $5 non-refundable application fee

Audition Information

Live auditions will be held on November 11–12, 2022 at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018.

If you are granted a live audition, you will be asked to prepare four (4) opera or operetta arias in a variety of styles and at least three different languages, including English and Italian. At least one contemporary selection is encouraged.

Program Information

Fall Season dates will be end of August–October 2022 and Spring Season dates will be March–May 2023. Program dates are approximate and subject to change.

A weekly stipend of $400 and housing is provided. Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from Binghamton and while in town. Transportation is provided for educational program tour performances.

Applications are only being accepted through YAP Tracker.
Register for a free account by clicking here.

2022/23 Resident Artists

Janine Dworin

Mezzo

Kyrie Laybourn

Soprano

Felix Aguilar Tomlinson

Tenor

TBD

Baritone

MM Opera Students

At Binghamton University
Emma Bennett

Soprano

Alexander Bonner

Tenor

Matthew Merolla

Baritone

Laura Forero Torres

Soprano

Tri-Cities Opera + Binghamton University

Tri-Cities Opera is proud to have a collaborative relationship with Binghamton University, providing auditioned and selected students with professional stage experience. Since 1979, Tri-Cities Opera has collaborated with Binghamton University’s Master of Music in Opera program to create a unique and exceptional program combining the professional expertise that Tri-Cities Opera can offer with the academic and practical studies provided by Binghamton University. The teaching artists bring a vast experience of long and continuing careers in opera to the program. Students complete a minimum of 35 graduate credit hours in music courses, including masterclasses, studio voice, theory, history, lyric diction, coaching, vocal literature, movement, and acting.