Pittsburgh Opera Announces 2022-23 Resident Artists

By Francisco Salazar

The Pittsburgh Opera has announced its 2022-23 Resident Artists.

This season the artists are Brandon Bell, Darius Gillard, Julia Swan Laird, Evan Lazdowski, Daniel O’Hearn, Jazmine Olwalia, Emily Richter, and Haley Stamats.

The Resident Artist Program is one of the country’s leading training programs for young singers.

The program received more than 500 applicants from around the world  and is a program that furthers the careers of artists under the guidance of the opera world’s leaders and innovators, including master classes with opera legends. Artists study languages, diction, movement, and acting, while developing their vocal skills, expanding their repertoire, and performing on stage in Pittsburgh Opera productions.

Notable alumni include Marianne Cornetti, Audrey Luna, Eric Ferring, Sean Panikkar, Kevin Glavin, Craig Verm, Alexandra Loutsion, and Rolando Villazón.