Calgary Opera Répétiteur / Resident Conductor

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Calgary Opera Répétiteur / Resident Conductor

Are you passionate about the arts and looking to work with one of the most innovative and ambitious professional opera companies in Canada? Calgary Opera invites applications for Répétiteur/Resident Conductor at Calgary Opera. Anticipated start date is August 2022. The main duty of the Répétiteur will be to function as pianist on opera productions at Calgary Opera as well as other ancillary events throughout the year. This person will also function as music associate to the Artistic Director. There will be involvement coaching and accompanying Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists. Other responsibilities will reflect the experience and interests of the successful candidate.

Potential responsibilities of the Répétiteur may include any of the duties listed below as determined by the artistic director:

  • Pianist for productions
  • Assistant conductor
  • Backstage conducting
  • Conducting Emerging Artist productions
  • Assisting with preparation of orchestral material
  • Assisting chorus master
  • Liaising with Artistic Director
  • Coaching of Emerging Artists
  • Playing for guest teachers of Emerging Artists
  • Preparation of any supporting material for artists
  • Artist coaching
  • Participation in ancillary musical events
  • Performance at ancillary events
  • Other duties as assigned

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Calgary Opera commits to empower all voices, regardless of background or identity and is dedicated to creating a safe space for everyone to feel a keen sense of belonging. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds who share in our commitment to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.

How to apply

Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Please apply via email submitting a current resume as well as three references, also include a one-page cover letter that includes information about your particular strengths and areas of interests to Sarah Minor, Company Manager

While we thank all candidates who apply, only those shortlisted will be contacted. The first round of interviews will take place by November 8, 2021. The role will remain open until filled.

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