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Re-Envisioning Opera for the 21st Century with an Artist focused approach.

young artist program

At OOTA, our Emerging Artist Program is not your average YAP. Emerging Artists are the future of our artform and deserve a supportive, holistic, and happy place to grow. We believe in work-life balance, living wages, and mental health support, allowing you to be the best artist you can be.

In an effort to upend the standard practices of traditional opera, we’ve designed our program to reflect the changes that we want and need to see in our sector. In our program, artists will experience the rich culture of OOTA and Newfoundland combined, and are supported in every aspect of growth and learning for the whole of their residency.

Our comprehensive twelve (12) month program is tailored to the needs of the 21st century operatic artist. Highlights include:

Mentorship, Coaching, and Training with industry leaders
Opportunities to perform on a professional level
A two (2) month residency in St. John’s, NL
A Wellness App for Fitness, Support & Innovation
And a year of financial stability!

Come Join Us

To make life easier from the start, we’re giving you two ways to apply:

Through the traditional Yaptracker Portal [hyperlink]
or a Google Form [hyperlink].

Summer Festival Season:

Take a seat at the kitchen table and join our 2022 Summer Festival team! 

Volunteer Opportunities

As our Nan always says, many mummers makes light work! Volunteering with OOTA offers the chance to give something back to the arts community, learn some new tricks, and meet a few folks. Work side-by-side with artists, company members and staff to help bring every facet of OOTA’s productions to life! We welcome you to our volunteer team, in whatever way fits you best.

Help us out on the town

  • Housing Visiting Artists
  • Guest Artist Transportation
  • Postering & Pamphleting
  • In-Kind Donations


Help us out in the theatre

  • Supers & Extras
  • Lightwalkers
  • Production Assistants
  • Prop and Costume Support
  • Libretto Archival/Transcription


If you’re interested in volunteering for Opera on the Avalon, drop us a line below!