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 10-week 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.

2022 Festival Audition Information

Application deadline: Friday, October 22, 2022

Audition Dates:

  • Denver: November 20, 2021
  • Chicago: November 28, 2021
  • Chicago: November 29, 2021
  • New York: December 1, 2021
  • New York: December 2, 2021
  • New York: December 3, 2021
  • New York: December 4, 2021
  • New York: December 5, 2021

Program Dates: May 31 – August 1, 2022

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.

Online Application

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2022 Program

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