Join the Program

Central City Opera will engage the most qualified young singers available for its 2020 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice and Studio Artist Training Programs.

Application deadline: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Audition Dates:

  • Denver — November 23, 2019
  • Chicago — December 1-2, 2019
  • New York — December 4-8, 2019

Program Dates: June 5 – August 2, 2020

Online Application

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2020 Program

Additional questions should be directed to: John Baril, Music Director, Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd. #530, Denver CO 80246

Michael Baitzer
Director of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program.

Michael Baitzer was named the Director of the Bonfils-Stanton Artist Training in the fall of 2018. He has been a fixture of the Central City Opera (CCO) music staff since 1999. In addition to his work with CCO, Baitzer is the Head of Music Staff at Washington National Opera. An active coach and collaborative pianist, Baitzer has served on the faculties of premier programs, most recently Wolf Trap Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Spoleto Festival USA and Aspen Music Festival and School.