In order to help artists and craftsmen in the early stage of their careers, the Opera Academy offers residencies to young artists and craftsmen from different disciplines, connected with the performing arts.
Continuing the action carried out by the Opera Studio, these residencies enable young artists (singers, vocal coaches, stage directors and musicians) and craftsmen to:
During the 2017/2018 season, 40 young artists and craftsmen will have the chance to mix with professionals and benefit from their experience, making the Academy a place for meetings and exchanges, and guaranteeing successful integration into the profession.
The opera singers integrate the Academy to develop both their vocal and scenic skills. The many shows and recitals scheduled during the season are an opportunity to present their work to the public.
The director has the opportunity to become familiar with the environment of the Opera. He has the opportunity to follow the staging of one or two productions of the season. The completion of a workshop at the end of the course is one of the main objectives of his season.
The musicians in residence participate in the rehearsals and performances of the Paris Opera Orchestra as supernumerary artists. They also benefit from individual or group work sessions and occur as part of the Academy's performances.
From September 2016, the Academy has extended these courses to different arts and crafts professions: under the supervision of a tutor, young craftsmen will broaden and reinforce their knowledge through workshops held by Paris Opera professionals (such as costume designers, wigmakers, make‑up artists, tapestry, woodworking…).