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, $3,000, and $2,500. Emerging Artist Awards are $2,000 each. Encouragement Awards are $1,000 each.
The 2015 Opera Index Vocal Competition will be held on October 13, 14, and 16 at the Lang Hall in Hunter College in New York City.
Download our 2015 Application.
At the 2014 Opera Index Vocal Competition, ninety young singers were heard during the preliminary auditions and thirty during the final audition day. Prizes were given to fifteen young singers. The winners are showcased at our three major events.
The Lissner Charitable Fund Award - $10,000
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
The William H. Wells Founder's Award - $7,500
Benjamin Bliss, tenor
The Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award - $7,500
Andrew Stenson, tenor
The Opera Index/ The Lissner Charitable Fund Award - $7,500
Joo Won Kang, baritone
The Robert F. Crosby Memorial Award - $3,500
Hyesang Park, soprano
The Dr. Robert Campbell/Cesare Santeramo Award - $3,000
John Brancy, baritone
The Judges Award - $2,500
Marina Costa-Jackson, soprano
Michael Brandenburg, tenor
César Delgado, tenor
Daniel Noyola, bass-baritone
Underwritten by: Jane Shaulis & Joseph S. Gasperec
Michael Adams, baritone
André Courville, bass-baritone
Joe Eletto, baritone
Evan LeRoy Johnson, tenor
Josh Quinn, bass-baritone
Underwritten by: Maude Davis; Doris Keeley; Meche Kroop; Sachi Liebergesell