Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, Mark Campbell, Adolphus Hailstork, & Hilda Harris to Attend the National Opera Association’s 2024 Annual National Conference

(Photo credits: Niebuhr, Steiner, Marshall Light Studio, © Chuck Thomas 2012) The National Opera Association’s 69th annual national conference is scheduled for Jan. 3-6, 2024 at in Tempe, Arizona. The conference kicks off with a performance of “Sanctuary and Storm” by Tawnie Olson and Roberta Barker, the winner of the 2023 Chamber Opera Competition. Jake Heggie will give the Keynote {…}

Applications Now Live for the 2023-24 Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition

The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition announced the opening of its 2023-24 application. The two-year chamber opera competition is designed for new works to be performed in college, university, conservatories, and young artist programs. In the first year, composers submit scores, and from there three finalists are chosen to have excerpts from those operas presented at the National Opera Association {…}

National Opera Association Announces Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships For Composers and Vocalists

The National Opera Association has launched the Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships, two new fellowship programs to support graduate studies in opera composition and vocal performance. Through an endowment provided by Argento and his wife, soprano Carolyn Bailey, two recipients will gain full tuition and living expenses, up to $50k per year each. Applications will be accepted through October {…}