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Opera Ithaca will be accepting submissions for the 2024-2025 Apprentice Artist Program residencies in spring 2024. Opera Ithaca is committed to diversity and inclusivity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Apprentice Artists

Young Artists

Kristen Marie Gillis, soprano

Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano

Geoffrey Peterson, baritone

Studio Artists

Athena Rajnai, mezzo-soprano

Evan Sacco, baritone

Ben Stevens, tenor

What's Next?

Opera Ithaca Festival, November 5 - 12, 2023

Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artists will be performing throughout the 2023 Opera Ithaca Festival

About the Apprentice Program

The Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artist Program prepares emerging vocalists on the performance career track, with a focus on cultivating and developing talent in New York State. All Apprentice Artists are compensated, receive coaching, classes, mentorship, and performance opportunities.

Apprentice Artist Program Staff

Lynn Craver, Director of the Apprentice Artist Program

Richard Montgomery, Coach

Mary Holzhauer, Coach

Ben Robinson, Artistic Director

2024-2025 Program audition dates

Audition dates for the following season will be posted in spring 2024.

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