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Meet the 2022/23 Class of Our Young Artist Program

Posted on: June 21, 2022


After going through 700 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 25 final candidates, we're thrilled to welcome mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny, tenor Anthony León, mezzo-soprano Madeleine Lyon, mezzo-soprano Sarah Saturnino, bass-baritone Alan Williams, baritone Ryan Wolfe and pianists/coaches, Manuel Arellano and Lucas Nogara to our roster of talented young artists in the 2022/23 season.

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 Music Director James Conlon, renowned voice teacher Stephen King, members of the LA Opera music staff, and the company's prominent guest artists throughout each season.

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.

The newest additions to the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program will join three current members returning to the program: soprano Alaysha Fox, soprano Tiffany Townsend and pianist Nicholas Roehler. Join us in welcoming (and re-welcoming) this group of talented artists to the LA Opera family.