Representing 17 nations, 40 young singers have been selected to compete in the 22nd edition of Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, hosted by LA Opera this summer. The contest will be held from August 25 through 30, and we are thrilled to see tenor Joshua Guerrero and soprano Amanda Woodbury, members of our Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, on the list! Contestants also include two singers who will join the Young Artist Program in the coming season, tenor Rafael Moras and soprano So Young Park, as well as countertenor John Holiday, who will make his LAO debut this autumn as the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas.
Congratulations and best of luck to all of the contestants! For a complete list of the competitors and judges, please click here.
Tickets to the competition's final round—a Gala Finals Concert featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 30—are currently on sale. Audience members will get to play an active role in the contest by voting for the winner of the Prize of the Public. Click here for tickets and more info!