Indianapolis Opera Ensemble
Indianapolis Opera’s young artist career development program provides a wide variety of performance opportunities as well as training for its resident company, the Indianapolis Opera Ensemble. In individual coaching sessions, master classes and group classes, young emerging artists are trained in musical style, interpretation, diction, role and repertoire preparation, acting, and stage combat. They are also given career guidance, including classes in résumé preparation and tax information for performing artists. The five members of the Ensemble—four singers and a coach/accompanist—represent Indianapolis Opera in many different venues. In addition to performing in educational outreach programs, they are featured in the IO Studio Series and, depending on the season, perform secondary roles and/or cover lead roles in main stage productions.
The typical Ensemble candidate has a master’s or other advanced degree in voice (opera coaching and/or accompaniment in the case of the coach/accompanist), with some principal roles in university opera productions to his or her credit. There is no specific age limit for applicants; however, because the Ensemble program is designed to support artists in the early stages of their professional careers, most who are selected for our program are in their 20s.
Auditions for the 2014-2015 Ensemble season will be held in Indianapolis on February 5, 6, 7, 2014.
DECEMBER 30, 2014