Join the Program

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is conducted as an integral part of Central City Opera’s annual Summer Opera Festival held in Central City, Colorado.

The summer program includes daily opera training in diction and movement, stage combat, makeup and costuming, individual vocal coaching, and sessions in career management such as how to write a resume and maintain a performance portfolio, how to audition in order to succeed, combined with rehearsals and performance opportunities.

There are many places to learn how to sing; there are few places to learn how to be a performing artists. The difference is subtle, but it is a difference on which Central City Opera has built an effective and successful training program perennially sought after by gifted young American singers.


Applications for the 2023 Festival are now closed.

2023 Festival Audition Information

Central City Opera’s 2023 season features Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, and Rossini’s Othello.

Application deadline: Friday October 28, 2022

Audition Dates

Denver: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Baton Rouge/LSU: Sunday, November 20, 2022

Chicago: November 27-28, 2022

New York: November 30, 2022 & December 1-4, 2022

Central City Opera is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

Additional Details: Central City Opera’s Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice and Studio Artists Training Programs are limited to citizens of the United States and non-citizens with appropriate requisite working/training visas. According to our agreement with AGMA, Studio Artists may NOT be AGMA members, current or past.

Additional questions should be directed to:
Assistant to the Music Director
Central City Opera
4875 Ward Rd, Suite 100
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033