Resident Artists

Hailed as one of the country's leading training programs for young singers, Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Program provides professional development during a two-year session. The Resident Artist program has fostered the careers of singers that now perform on the world stage.

Every year, exceptional singers from around the world are selected by audition from more than 500 applicants. After completing advanced education, Resident Artists advance their careers under the guidance of the opera world's leaders and innovators, including master classes with opera legends. While developing their vocal skills and expanding their repertoire, they study languages, diction, movement, and acting. In addition to performing principal roles in a fully-staged production, our Resident Artists cover principal roles and perform comprimario roles in Pittsburgh Opera's mainstage productions each season. Pittsburgh Opera's new Resident Artist Stage Director gains valuable experience in directing and in production development. 

Throughout the school year, our Resident Artists also appear in interactive musical presentations to students in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. These highly entertaining, improvised presentations introduce opera to young audiences and align with state and national performing arts education standards.

2015-2016 Resident Artists

Adelaide Boedecker, soprano Adam Bonanni, tenor
 Claudia Rosenthal, Soprano  Matthew Scollin, bass-baritone
Adelaide Boedecker

Adam Bonanni
Claudia Rosenthal
Matthew Scollin
Laurel Semerdjian, mezzo-soprano Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano  Brian Vu, baritone Jennifer Williams, stage director
Laurel Semerdjian

Corrie Stallings

Brian Vu
Jennifer Williams
stage director