Vote for Your Favorite San Francisco Opera Emerging Star

SF Opera

Voting opens July 11 and runs through August 4 for the favorite breakout star of San Francisco Opera.

The Emerging Stars competition recognizes one young talent from San Francisco Opera’s 2022/23 season. The winner wins a cash prize, provided by Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem, through the Emerging Stars Fund.

The contenders for the Emerging Star are Aigul Akhmetshina (Olga, Eugene Onegin); Amina Edris (Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra); Ben Bliss (Chevalier de la Force, Dialogues of the Carmelites); David Butt Philip (The Emperior, Die Frau ohne Schatten); Deanna Breiwick (Sister Constance, Dialogues of the Carmelites); Evan Leroy Johnson (Lensky, Eugene Onegin); Gordan Bintner (Eugene Onegin, Eugene Onegin); Jake Ingbar (Leonardo, El último sueño de Frida y Diego); Jakub Orlinski (Orpheus, Orpheus and Eurydice); Jonathan Tetelman (Alfredo Germont, La Traviata); Meigui Zhang (Eurydice, Orpheus and Eurydice); Michelle Bradley (Mme. Lidoine, Dialogues of the Carmelites); Taylor Raven (Fatima, Omar’s Mother, Omar); and Yaritza Véliz (Catrina, El último sueño de Frida y Diego).

Check out each of the competitors’ profiles and learn more about the contest on San Francisco Opera’s website.