Finger Lakes Opera Unveils 2024 Summer Young Artists

By David Salazar

Finger Lakes Opera has announced its 2024 Summer Young Artists.

This year’s artists include soprano Kristen Marie Gillis, soprano Kira Kaplan, mezzo-soprano Hailey Cohen, tenor Nathaniel Schafer, baritone Yonathan Astatke, and bass Jose Olivares.

The Summer Young Artists will star in a production of “Gianni Schicchi” in addition to other performances in June and July.

“Out of over 500 applicants, six exceptional singers were selected as the 2024 Finger Lakes Opera Young Artists,” said Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist Program Director Stephanie Havey in an official press statement. “We cannot wait to welcome these future operatic stars to Rochester this summer.”