Young Patronesses of the Opera/Florida Grand Opera National Voice Competition

The Finals Concert

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  • Final round of a national competition
  • Watch as 10 of the best young singers in America perform for the judges with two arias from the opera repertoire
  • Awards include $10,000 (Senior Young Artist, age 26 to 30) and $7,500 (Junior Young Artist, age 20 to 25).
  • The audience votes for the Audience Favorite Award of $1,000

Past winners include many opera luminaries whom you may have seen on stages around the world, including Aleksey Bogdanov, Elizabeth Caballero, Michael Fabiano, Brandon Jovanovich, Dana Beth Miller, Latonia Moore, David Portillo, Nadine Sierra, Karen Slack, Noah Stewart, and many others. Here is an opportunity to get to know the best of the best before they are famous!

Judges include James Barbato, Acting General Director, Palm Beach Opera; Matt Cooksey, Director of Artistic Operations, Florida Grand Opera; Christopher Hahn, General Director, Pittsburgh Opera; Louis Otey, Artistic Director, Hudson Valley International Festival of the Voice; and Maria Todaro, General Director and CEO, Florida Grand Opera.

Funds for the competition are provided by Young Patronesses of the Opera, with ongoing support from Junior Opera Guild, Dr. Phillip George (the Judy George Award), the Irene Patti Swartz Hammond Memorial Award fund, and several individual donors.

All singers who participate in the Finals Concert win an award. Donors who underwrite an award have the opportunity to name the award and present it to the winner on stage. For more information, please contact Lucie Spieler at

First United Methodist Church
of Coral Gables

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 1:30PM

Tickets cost $30 per person. Special rates for groups of 10 and students with a valid ID are available by calling the FGO box office at 800-741-1010 (Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm).