San Francisco Opera Center Unveils 2024 Adler Fellows

By Afton Wooten

San Francisco Opera Center has announced the 11 Adler Fellows for 2024.

First-year participants of the 2024 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship are sopranos Georgiana Adams (Chicago, Illinois), Caroline Corrales (St. Louis, Missouri), tenor Thomas Kinch (Cardiff, Wales), baritone Samuel Kidd (Ann Arbor, Michigan), bass-baritone James McCarthy (Pleasantville, New York), and coach/pianist Julian Grabarek (Acton, Massachusetts).

They are joined by returning members of the 2023 fellowship, Arianna Rodriguez, Olivia Smith, Nikola Printz, Jongwon Han, and coach/pianist Yang Lin.

Beginning in January, fellows will receive individually tailored musical and performance training and a wide range of professional and personal development instruction. San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows are trained in musical technique and preparation, foreign language skills, acting technique and movement, financial management, leadership development, wellbeing, and other skills necessary for a music career in the twenty-first century.

Singers will have many performance opportunities including mainstage roles and leading cover assignments. Adler pianists will work closely with San Francisco Opera music staff to help prepare mainstage operas.

The 2023 Adlers concluding their fellowships at the end of this year are soprano Mikayla Sager, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Beteag, tenors Victor Cardamone, Edward Graves and Moisés Salazar and pianist Marika Yasuda. The 2023 Adler Fellows’ season culminates on Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm at Herbst Theatre with the annual showcase concert, “The Future Is Now” under the baton of Ramón Tebar.