Elizabeth Hanje Wins Top Prize at Houston Grand Opera’s 2024 Concert of Arias

By David Salazar
(Credit: Michael Bishop)

Houston Grand Opera has announced the winners of its 2024 Concert of Arias.

First place went to Elizabeth Hanje, who takes home a $10,000 cash prize. Bass-baritone Ziniu Zhao was the recipient of second prize and $5,000, while Alissa Goretsky took home third place and $3,000.

The Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award went to Sam Dhobhany, while The Audience Choice Award was given to Jazmine Saunders. Finally, Jouelle Roberson was the winner of the Online Viewers’ Choice Award.

“What a joyful evening we just shared.  These inspiring young competitors put on an unforgettable show, and did themselves very proud,” said Houston Grand Opera CEO and General Director Khori Dastoor per an official press statement. “There is no better distillation of HGO’s mission than the Concert of Arias. This fantastic group of emerging artists fill us with tremendous hope for the future of our peerless art form.”

Audiences who missed the performance can view it online via the company’s Facebook and YouTube pages.