Resident Opera Artists
The Resident Opera Artists program (established in 1998; Lucy Thrasher, director) provides expert coaching and varied performance opportunities for top-notch young opera professionals. Highly competitive and selected by nationwide audition, 4-12 singers come to the festival each season to participate in operas, recitals, and chamber music concerts. The Resident Opera Artists program has become a veritable training ground for future opera stars - past ROAs that now enjoy successful international careers include Jessica Rose Cambio, Martin Bakari, Jonathan Christopher, and Miles Mykkanen.
The Resident Opera Artists program has been temporarily discontinued. We anticipate renewing the program in the near future.