Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2023-24 Emerging Artists Roster

By Francisco Salazar

The Boston Lyric Opera has announced its 2023-24 emerging artists roster.

The company selected seven rising artists, five who are new to the program and who two are in their second year. The new artists include soprano Sarah Joyce Cooper, soprano Emily Michiko Jensen, tenor Philippe L’Esperance, mezzo-soprano Alexis Peart, and soprano Angela Yam.

Returning to the program for a second year are tenor Fred C. VanNess Jr. and baritone Junhan Choi. 

The program provides artistic training, performance opportunities, and professional development opportunities throughout the BLO organization. Emerging Artists often are seen in BLO mainstage performances and as guest artists in public and school-based education programs around the city. 

This season the company opens with a groundbreaking production of “Madama Butterfly.”