As we move through the hiring process and prepare contracts for each company member, we ask the essential question, Why should we hire you for a job in the opera company?
This question serves to enlighten and inform our decisions as to whom will be best suited as electricians, performers, composers, writers, public relations officers, costume and makeup designers, set designers, stage manager and production manager. Where do we see the most interest? In which job will the student grow most? What skills and abilities does the student exhibit that will contribute to the collaborative work of the specific job group? Individual student interviews not only give children an authentic experience as eight year olds, but also a sneak preview of what to expect as adults in the work world.