Meet the newest additions to our Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program!
After a series of nationwide auditions, we welcome tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro, soprano Sylvia D'Eramo, mezzo-soprano Gabriela Flores, soprano Alaysha Fox, tenor Robert Stahley and soprano Tiffany Townsend to our roster of talented young artists in the 2019/20 season.
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 Maestro Domingo, Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon, renowned voice teacher Stephen King, members of the LA Opera music staff, and guest artists.
To date, 80 performers have participated in the program. 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 six current members returning to the program: baritone Michael J. Hawk, conductor/pianist Louis Lohraseb, soprano Erica Petrocelli, mezzo-soprano Taylor Raven, pianist Brendon Shapiro and soprano Sarah Vautour. Click here to learn about them.