Merola Opera Program Unveils 2024 Roster

By David Salazar

The Merola Opera Program has announced the 29 artists that will be part of its 2024 roster.

Here is the rundown of the artists:

Moriah Berry, Atlanta, Georgia
Hannah Cho, Seoul, South Korea
Alexa Frankian, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Viviana Aurelia Goodwin, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lydia Grindatto, Tijeras, New Mexico
Elizabeth “Hanje” Hanje, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Mary Hoskins, Saratoga Springs, New York
Tessa McQueen, Loveland, Colorado
Lucy Joy Altus, New York, New York
Simona Genga, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lindsay Martin, San Diego, California
Kara Morgan, Andover, Minnesota
Nathan Bryon, Geurie, Australia
Michael John Butler, Bowie, Maryland
Giorgi Guliashvili, Rustavi, Georgia
Angelo Silva, Houston, Texas
Samuel White, Columbia, South Carolina
Sihao Hu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Hyungjin Son, Seoul, South Korea
Olivier Zerouali, Middletown, Delaware
Donghoon Kang, Seoul, South Korea
Benjamin R. Sokol, Westbury, New York
Justice Yates, Leesburg, Florida
Sujin Choi, Seoul, South Korea
Julian Garvue, Seattle, Washington
Hyemin Jeong, Seoul, South Korea
Yedam Kim, Paris, France
Ji Youn Lee, Seoul, South Korea
Anna Theodosakis, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

“We look forward to welcoming these 29 talented artists to San Francisco to experience what Merola has provided for nearly 70 years, a transformative summer of artistic development and growth,” said San Francisco Opera Center Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson and San Francisco Opera Center General Manager Markus Beam, in an official press statement. “At Merola, the selected young artists not only receive musical, dramatic, and linguistic training from our outstanding faculty, but will also be given access and exposure to real-world experiences that will build a foundation for managing their future careers.”