Resident Artists Program

The Sarasota Opera Studio Artists are members of the more advanced level of Sarasota Opera’s two training programs. The Studio Artists receive the same intense training as the Apprentices, but they participate in main stage productions by performing supporting roles and covering principal roles. With many roles needing covers each season and our extended performance schedule, Studio Artists are often called on to substitute for an indisposed principal artist, sometimes with little notice. The Studio Artists occasionally augment the Apprentice Artists in choruses for larger productions.

The Studio Artists are often Sarasota Opera's musical representatives outside the Opera House. Serving Sarasota and Manatee counties, they perform in various locations. These outreach initiatives take place in schools, retirement homes, community centers, and at guild meetings as well as other locations.

Studio Artists Program participants have often returned to Sarasota Opera as principal artists, and many have gone on to perform with major companies in the United States and internationally.

Winter and Spring 2021 Resident Artists

Kathryn Domyan Headshot

Kathryn Domyan

Soprano
Resident Artist
First Witch/Enchantress Dido & Aeneas

Tori Franklyn Headshot

Tori FrankLIn

SOPRANO
Resident Artist
Second Woman Dido & Aeneas

Robert Gerold Headshot
Robert Gerold
TENOR
Resident Artist
Bruschino Jr. Il signor Bruschino

Kevin Harvey Headshot

KEVIN HARVEY

TENOR
Resident Artist
Sing in prologue La serva padrona
First Sailor Dido & Aeneas

Maria Miller Headshot
Maria Miller

MEZZO-SOPRANO
Resident Artist

Kara Morgan Headshot

KaRA MORGAN

MEZZO-Soprano
Resident Artist
Spirit in the form of Mercury Dido & Aeneas

Kyle Oliver Headshot
Kyle oliver

bartione
Resident Artist
Singer in prologue La serva padrona

JoAnna Pope Headshot

JOANNA POPE

MEZZO-SOPRANO
Resident Artist

Abigail Raiford Headshot
ABIGAIL RAIFORD

SOPRANO
Resident Artist
Second witch/Enchantress Dido & Aeneas

Louis Riva Headshot
Louis RIVA

tenor
Resident Artist
Commissario Il signor Bruschino

Jake Skipworth Headshot
jake skipworth

bartione
Resident Artist

Hans Tashjian Headshot
HANS TASHJIAN

BARITONE
Resident Artist