Pittsburgh Opera Unveils 2023-24 Resident Artists

By David Salazar

Pittsburgh Opera has announced its 2023-24 Resident Artists.

The artists include baritone Brandon Bell, soprano Julia Swan Laird, tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica, bass-baritone Evan Lazdowski, mezzo-soprano Jazmine Olwalia, soprano Emily Richter, and stage director Haley Stamats.

As part of the program, the singers will take part in master classes with opera legends, develop their vocal skills, expand their repertory, and get a chance to perform in company productions.

Major sponsors for the program include John Battaglia, Edwin H. Beachler, John and Virginia DiPucci, The Bernadette G. Callery Endowed Fund for Resident Artists, Anna Futrell, Alice Victoria Gelormino, The Haley Family Fund, Susan Candace Hunt, Steve and Gail Mosites, Eileen and John Olmsted, Steven Seibert, and John and Nancy Traina. The premiere sponsors are Robert J. and Sharon E. Sclabassi.