The Dallas Opera’s Biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition uniquely supports emerging Texas singers for their future success in opera. This statewide competition offers developing singers an opportunity to showcase their talents on the Winspear stage, a chance to be discovered, and win cash prizes. Attendees can get in on the action by voting for the “People’s Choice” winner!
Semi-Finalists include sopranos Adia Evans, Sophia Formella, Rebecca Germany, Kristen Marie Gillis, Mariah Graves, Bethany Jelinek, Celeste Morales, Janell Cherie, and Lisl Wangermann; mezzo-sopranos Caroline Lee, Talin Nalbandian, Sarah Neal, Carlyle Quinn, and Riley Vagis; tenors Chance Jonas-O’Toole and Eric Laine; and bass-baritones Jacob Hanes and Jose Olivares.
Winners are selected by a distinguished panel of judges, chaired by The Dallas Opera’s Artistic Consultant David Lomelí and including Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO; Donnie Ray Albert, renowned baritone and Senior Lecturer in Voice at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin; Elizabeth Askren, conductor and Hart Institute Alumna and Faculty; and Kristian Roberts, The Dallas Opera’s Director of Education.
The evening will be emceed by celebrated tenor David Portillo, past Vocal Competition winner and cast member of Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of Così fan tutte.
Winners will be awarded $5,000 (first place), $3,000 (second place), $1,500 (third place), and $1,000 (“People’s Choice”).
All tickets just $10!
Due to competition timing, finalists and music selections will be announced March 30, 2023.