Meet the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is a national model for the professional development of young singers. Created by Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty in 1978, the rigorous 10-week program integrates daily opera training in diction, movement, stage combat, acting, stage technique, individual coaching and role study; and sessions in career management with rehearsals and opera performance opportunities in the summer’s main stage and additional festival productions.

The Apprentice Artist Program is a career-entry program with positions available for approximately 15 singers who have obtained or are pursuing graduate degrees, have some performing experience in school or professional productions, and are ready for secondary roles and to understudy featured and principal roles in main stage productions.

The Studio Artist Program is intended for singers who demonstrate outstanding potential and who are seeking pre-apprentice experience. Positions are available for approximately 15 singers who are pursuing their education, have some performing experience in school productions, are ready for ensemble and chorus work and, in some instances, to understudy secondary and featured roles in professional productions and scene study culminating in public performances.

Stay tuned for information about our 2022 Festival artists.

View all of the past members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program here.

The CCO COVID-19 Relief Fund is our way of fulfilling our commitment to pay all 2020 Festival company a portion of their contracts and supporting general operations through the pandemic. What is our fundraising goal? You've discovered our Scavenger Hunt! To start from the beginning, go here.