Opera Index, Inc. is a tax exempt corporation whose mission is to assist young singers at the early stages of their careers with cash awards.
The Major Awards are: $10,000; $7,500; $5,000; $4,000, $3,500, and $3,000. Emerging Artist Awards are $2,000 each. Encouragement Awards are $1,000 each.
At the 2015 Opera Index Vocal Competition, eighty-eight young singers were heard during the preliminary auditions and twenty-seven during the final audition day. Prizes were given to seventeen young singers. The winners are showcased at our three major events.
The Premier Lissner Charitable Fund Award - $10,000
Will Liverman, baritone
The Opera Index Award - $10,000
Sean Michael Plumb, baritone
The Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award - $7,500
Siman Chung, countertenor
The Lissner Charitable Fund Award - $5,000
Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano
The Robert F. Crosby Memorial Award - $4,000
Jonas Hacker, tenor
The Dr. Robert Campbell/Cesare Santeramo Award - $3,000
Robert Watson, tenor
Susanna Biller, soprano
Sol Jin, baritone
Megan Marino, mezzo-soprano
Mario Rojas, tenor
Shea Owens, baritone
Underwritten by: Jane Shaulis & Joseph S. Gasperec, The American Wagner Association, and Opera Index Members
Meryl Dominguez, soprano
Maya Yahav Gour, mezzo-soprano
Alexa Jarvis, soprano
Alasdair Kent, tenor
Daniel Miroslaw, bass
Galeano Salas, tenor
Underwritten by: Maude Davis; Doris Keeley; Meche Kroop; Sachi Liebergesell, and Opera Index Members.