Each season the Houston Grand Opera Studio provides eight
to twelve young opera professionals with the opportunity to study and perform
under a highly respected professional staff of teachers and
performers. They receive a salary and benefits, and become employees of HGO for one to three seasons.
Being Part of the HGO StudioAuditions for the Studio are held each fall.
Members of the HGO Studio are provided with:
Studio members commit themselves to an intense, individualized study program while in residence in Houston from late August through May. Because the training process is progressive and each member's artistic development is unique, the Studio program allows artists to continue their training over a two to three year period with opportunities for advanced study abroad.The core of each studio member's training includes:
All training is provided free of charge. Additional
compensation for performances is only available in special
Additional sessions are held throughout the season by
field experts in:
For a list of Staff, Instructors, and Visiting Coaches, click here.
Performance Experience Based upon their level of ability, Studio artists are
assigned supporting roles in HGO's mainstage productions. Additional performance experience includes:
These assignments provide an opportunity to learn major roles,
expand repertoire, and demonstrate individual abilities. The
mainstage performance exposure also enables Studio artists to work
with world-renowned artists, directors, and conductors, and be
reviewed individually by local, national, and international
press. Given HGO's commitment to commissioning and producing
new works, Studio artists are also given opportunities to create
new roles and premiere new pieces.