• Only four finalists selected based on application submitted.
• Every finalist receives a cash prize, travel in continental USA,
• Cash prizes:
lst $3000. 2nd $1000. Runners-Up $500. Audience Choice $300.
• Age limit 35.
• Deadline. Postmarked March 1, 2014.
Application packet: Bio with age, telephone, email; CD recording of 2 arias,
one full length photo (personal digital camera shots accepted).
$20 application fee, check payable to: Sun Valley Opera.
Mail to Sun Valley Opera, Box 7187, Ketchum, ID 83340.
Rehearsal with pianist provided August 19 afternoon. Accommodation
provided August 18 and 19 in host home. Each finalist at the evening Finals
sings one aria and one crossover/musical theater in front of professional
adjudication panel and audience. Candidates applying have extensive young
artist training and experience.
Past prize winners listed below:
Raymond Ayers, Jonathan Beyer, Anne Carolyn Bird, John Chest, Sasha
Cooke, Robin Flynn, Andrew Garland, Sara Gartland, Sarah Heltzel, Julianne
Gearhart, Kenneth Kellog, Anya Matanovic, Maureen McKay, Aundi Moore,
Edlyn de Oliveira, Sidney Outlaw, Nathaniel Peake, Terri Richter, Eleazar
Rodriguez, Nathan Stark, Kevin Thompson, Bray Wilkins, Mark Diamond,
Jane Eaglen, Dean Williamson, Melvyn Poll, Philip Kelsey, David McDade,
Kathryn Smith, Clayton Brainerd, Erich Parce, Mark Sunkest
Liz Sanderson and Victor Wiens, Carol and Randy Updyke.