The Shreveport Opera Resident Artist Program allows emerging professional singers and pianists the opportunity to receive training within a professional opera company. Each season, our Resident Artists (consisting of four singers and one pianist) perform and/or cover leading, supporting, comprimario, and ensemble roles in our mainstage productions.
These Resident Artists also participate in the SOX (Shreveport Opera Xpress) Program. This program allows the Resident Artists to go out into the communities of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas to bring opera into their lives. The SOX program features two children’s operas that not only expose children to the art form but also discuss important topics such as diversity, acceptance and bullying, and they are performed in over 100 different schools .