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    Wig & Make-up Interns

    SARASOTA OPERA seeks Wig & Make-up Interns for our 2015-2016 season (January-March).

    Intern should have some working knowledge of opera and/or theater, some hair or wig application work, or have worked in another department and desires to know more about wig, makeup application. Intern must be available nights and weekends as needed and attend all performances. (No license required for position). Weekly stipend provided.

    Send resume and cover letter to with “Wig & Make-up Intern 2016” in the subject line.


    About Sarasota Opera

    Based in Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera, in its 56th season, produces outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich, and educate its communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world.

    Since 1982, Sarasota Opera has been under the artistic leadership of Victor DeRenzi. Under Maestro DeRenzi, Sarasota Opera has garnered international attention with its Masterwork Revivals Series, which presents neglected works of artistic merit, as well as for its Verdi Cycle producing the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. Recognizing the importance of training, Maestro DeRenzi founded the Apprentice Artist and Studio Artist programs. Sarasota Opera also maintains a commitment to education through its performances for local schools and the unique Sarasota Youth Opera program.

    The company owns and performs in the 1,129 seat Sarasota Opera House. Opened in 1926 as the A.B. Edwards Theatre, the facility was originally a vaudeville and move theater. Purchased by the company in 1979, it was reopened in 1984 and renamed the Sarasota Opera House. The company completed a $20 million dollar historic renovation and restoration in 2008. The project was designed to restore the historic 1926 theater to its original glory, while creating a venue for opera for the 21st century. Decorative details have been restored, seating has been replaced, and the orchestra pit almost doubled in size to accommodate operas that require larger orchestras. Backstage systems have been updated, and public areas and amenities expanded and enhanced.

    Sarasota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.