Now in its 13th season, the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program helps highly gifted young musicians to become the stars of tomorrow.

Created and overseen by Plácido Domingo, the program is a two- to three-year paid residency for singers and pianists who are transitioning from academic training to a professional career in opera. The artists work closely with superstar mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who serves as Artistic Advisor for the program, as well as Mr. Domingo, James Conlon, renowned voice teacher Stephen King, members of the LA Opera music staff, and guest artists.

Alumni of the program have made important debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and English National Opera, to name just a few. Many have also returned to LA Opera to sing leading roles.

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2018/19 Young Artists

Michael J. Hawkbaritone
Juan Carlos Herediabaritone
Niru Liumezzo-soprano
Louis Lohrasebconductor/pianist
Erica Petrocellisoprano
Taylor Ravenmezzo-soprano
Liv Redpathsoprano
Jose Simerilla Romerotenor
Brendon Shapiropianist
Sarah Vautoursoprano
Joshua Wheekertenor

LA Opera will welcome six singers joining the program in the 2019/20 season:
Anthony Ciaramitaro, tenor
Sylvia D'Eramo, soprano
Gabriela Flores, mezzo-soprano
Alaysha Fox, soprano
Robert Stahley, tenor
Tiffany Townsend, soprano

Click here for a list of the program's alumni.

The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is generously underwritten by the Colburn Foundation and by Eugene and Marilyn Stein. Special support for Young Artist stipends is graciously provided by The Lenore and Richard Wayne Young Artist Fellowship. The program was created with funding from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.