High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera’s High School Apprentice Program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to explore and experience the world of professional opera. With behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and performances, one-on-one interaction with professional artists and industry experts, and guidance on training, the apprentices receive a thorough introduction to the production process and careers in the performing arts. Many former apprentices have gone on to sing in the Madison Opera Chorus.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to:
-meet and dine with distinguished guest artists
-attend rehearsals and performances
-participate in masterclasses and workshops
-attend Opera Novice and Opera Up Close previews
-speak with Madison Opera staff and crew on working in the opera industry
-take a backstage tour of the Overture Center
-have a great time while learning about what it takes to bring an opera to life
The program is free of charge, generously underwritten by Madison Opera’s supporters.
Applications for the 2018/19 program were due on September 30, 2018. Applications for the 2019/20 program will be available in July, 2019.
Now in its fourth decade, the Student Matinee program brings thousands of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin to a Madison Opera performance. The 2018/19 Student Matinee was Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci on October 31, 2018 in Overture Hall. The next student matinee will be announced in May, 2019. If you’d like to be on the student matinee mailing list, please contact us.
Madison Opera’s Click | Read | Watch | Listen guides offer an introduction to each opera, with links to online resources, such as full scores, YouTube samples, pop culture references, and more. Click below to download each pdf guide.
A. Paul Jones
Herb Kohl Philanthropies
With additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc. charitable arm of The Capitol Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation