Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists

A discovery and training program for emerging young opera singers, the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists program offers professional experience to four exceptional performers every year.

This group of four highly talented and driven young opera singers is selected through a nationwide audition process. The singers have all completed masters level training and have participated in additional training programs for young artists. They come to Fort Worth Opera to work for a professional opera company in the hopes of launching their full operatic careers. While in Fort Worth, they receive voice lessons; training in acting, languages, and diction; masterclasses with established artists; and experience performing roles during the Fort Worth Opera Festival. In addition to the time spent perfecting their craft, the Lesley Apprentices are on the road performing in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state of Texas. As our resident artists, they also perform for our various patron, social, and community events, as well as take on roles for our mainstage productions during the Festival.

Audition Information

The Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists are filled for the 2016-2017 season. We are not currently holding auditions. Please check back later for more details.