The 32nd Annual Vocal Competition

For over 30 years, Annapolis Opera’s Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $1,000 to $5,000.

Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals open to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from The Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl.

Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10 AM
Finals: Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Congratulations to the 2020 Semi-Finalists!

  • Rachel Blaustein, soprano
    Zarah Brock, soprano
    Mandy Brown, soprano
    Katerina Burton, soprano
    Michael Butler, tenor
    Ryan Capozzo, tenor
    Hyunho Cho, tenor
    Bryn Holdsworth, soprano
    William Hughes, baritone
    Shafali Jalota, soprano

  • Chadol Kim, baritone
    Ji Hye Kim, soprano
    Jaeyeon Kim, soprano
    Gretchen Krupp, mezzo-soprano
    Maria Marquis, soprano
    Bryce McClendon, countertenor
    William Meinert, bass
    Shin-Yeong Noh, soprano
    Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano
    Amanda Palmeiro, soprano

  • Yulan Piao, soprano
    Elizabeth Reeves, soprano
    Ashley Robillard, soprano
    Mikayla Sager, soprano
    Elisabeth Slaten, soprano
    James Smidt, tenor
    Yasmine Swanson, soprano
    Catherine Swindle, soprano
    Alina Tamborini, soprano
    Benjamin Werley, tenor