Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

About Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions, sung in English, featuring the finest American singers and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. With its 2019 Festival Season, Opera Theatre has presented 28 world premieres and 27 American premieres — which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any U.S. company. Described by the Sunday Times of London as “one of the few American companies worth the transatlantic fare,” Opera Theatre of Saint Louis annually welcomes visitors from nearly every state and close to a dozen foreign countries. Although the size of the theater typically limits box office income to less than a quarter of the budget, thanks to generous philanthropy, the company has consistently produced work of the highest quality while never accumulating a deficit.

Opera Theatre also has a long tradition of discovering and promoting the careers of the finest operatic artists of the current generation and OTSL’s competitive young artist programs foster the next generation of emerging American singers. While the festival season only lasts six weeks, Opera Theatre works tirelessly to remain present in the St. Louis community year-round. In 2019, Opera Theatre served more than 40,000 individuals through both main stage productions and year-round education and community engagement programming.

Opera Theatre is a sustaining member of the Arts & Education Council of Greater Saint Louis, and receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council.


Theatrical Wardrobe Dresser

May 2019 - July 2019 St. Louis, MO
“I liked working 3/4 operas being a dresser and getting to know the singers as well as facing new dresser challenges with dressing 3 very different operas. ”

Assistant Master Electrician

May 2019 - July 2019 St. Louis, MO
“The atmosphere was fantastic. We were constantly working to improve the lighting system and how the changeovers worked.”
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