CONDUCTING: serve as assistant conductor for opera productions, opera scenes program, and orchestral concerts. Conductors will have the opportunity to lead students in orchestral and staging rehearsals, in addition to performance opportunities. They will work closely with the music director and festival conductors, receive individual lessons, and participate in career development seminars.
ARTS ADMINISTRATORS: work behind the scenes on the planning and artistic operations of Prague Summer Nights. Each participant will be given important responsibilities related to producing operas, orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, touring, and other elements of running a major international festival. These may include orchestra management, music library, theater production assistant, festival coordinator, personnel manager, tour manager, and stage director’s assistant.
COACHING APPRENTICE: work with leading opera coaches, voice teachers, and stage directors on two opera productions, the opera scenes program, as well as an art song performance and cabaret. Pianists will also have opportunities to perform chamber music and receive piano lessons from faculty at the Prague Conservatory, or conducting lessons from festival faculty.
STAGE DIRECTION: work directly with faculty stage directors on the elements of stage directing, and assist them in all aspects of fully-staging operas in a major theater. Stage directors will also work with the directors on the opera scenes program, and may have the opportunity to direct their own scenes in the scenes program, or within the fully staged operas.