The Competition will involve 20 semi-finalists who will compete to sing in the final round which will consist of 8 singers. Three highly qualified professionals who work in the field of Opera in the United States will be the judges for the semi-final and final rounds.

David Bennett, General Director of San Diego Opera

Mark Morash, Director of Musical Studies for San Francisco Opera Center

Robert Istad, Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale


Daniel Suk, Conductor

Brent Wilson, Conductor

Khori Dastoor, Opera San Jose

Dominic Domingo, San Diego Opera



Angel Blue, soprano

Kosta Popovic, pianist/coach