The Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition

THE Annapolis Opera VOCAL COMPETITION

The 35th Annual Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition is your opportunity to hear the most talented rising stars in the classical vocal world! This free event showcases singers selected by a panel of renowned judges, from hundreds of outstanding applicants across the nation.

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –
NO TICKETS REQUIRED

The Annapolis Opera is currently following the COVID-19 safety policy of Maryland Hall. Masks are encouraged for all performances but are optional inside the building and theaters. Seating is at full capacity and not socially distanced unless otherwise specified in the event description. This policy is subject to change at any time based on current federal, state and local government mandates and public safety issues.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE
The Clarence and Adrienne Berenson Goldberg Memorial Award & The Tony Parasiliti and Cary Melnyk Award
Hannah Shea, mezzo-soprano

SECOND PRIZE
The Hughes Award & The Gretz-Peters Award
Amani Cole-Felder, soprano

THIRD PRIZE
The Professor William B. and Carrie Kellogg Ray Memorial Award
Veronique Filloux, soprano

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
The Todd Duncan Memorial Award
Veronique Filloux, soprano

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
The Marie E. Crump Memorial Award
Samson McCrady, baritone

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
The William W. Watkins Memorial Award
Kira Kaplan, soprano

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
The Jessica’s Voice Award & The Patricia A. Edwards Memorial Award
Amber R. Monroe, soprano

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
The Cheryl and Richard Hack Award & The Melanie and Michael Teems Award
Jeremy Harr, bass

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 SEMI-FINALISTS

Cody Bowers, countertenor
Heeseung Chae, baritone
Amani Cole-Felder, soprano
Taylor P. Comstock, tenor
Veronique Filloux, soprano
Catherine Goode, soprano
Matthew Goodheart, tenor
Erik Grendahl, baritone
Emily Harmon, mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Harr, bass

Shanley Horvitz, mezzo-soprano
Emily Michiko Jensen, soprano
Kira Kaplan, soprano
Shannon Keegan, mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Kidnie, soprano
Justin Kroll, tenor
Chelsea Laggan, mezzo-soprano
Peter Lake, tenor
Corey Lovelace, soprano
Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano

Samson McCrady, baritone
Amber R. Monroe, soprano
Alma Neuhaus, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Parrish, bass-baritone
Jacqueline Piccolino, soprano
Emma Rothfield, soprano
Hannah Shea, mezzo-soprano
Christian Simmons, bass-baritone
Melanie Spector, soprano
Alexandria Zallo, mezzo-soprano

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VOCAL COMPETITION WINNERS

2022: Hannah Shea, mezzo
2021
: Danielle Beckvermit, soprano
2019: Joshua Conyers, baritone
2018: Kylena Parks, soprano
2016: Galeano Salas, tenor
2015: Diane Kalinowski, soprano
2014: Huanhuan Ma, soprano
2013: Halim Shon, tenor
2012: Sarah Mesko, mezzo
2011: Zach Borichevsky, tenor
2010: Rolando Sanz, tenor
2009: Aaron Agulay, baritone
2008: Jay Jung, baritone
2007: Colleen Daly, soprano
2006: Eun Hee Kim, soprano
2005: Lori Lind, soprano
2004: Sheri Jackson, soprano
2003: Dongwon Shin, tenor
2002: Kwangkyu Lee, bass
2001: Tian-Xu Zhou, baritone
2000: Angela Fout, soprano
1999: Daesan No, baritone
1998: Hyun Min Lee, soprano
1997: Charles Reid, tenor
1996: Michael Ford, tenor
1995: Taewon Yi Kim, mezzo
1994: Jennifer Post, soprano
1993: John Weber, tenor
1992: Reginald Allen, baritone
1991: Deborah Arnold, soprano
1989: Marcia Plait Treece, mezzo
1988: Grant Young, baritone