The Competition will involve a minimum of 25 finalists who will compete for over $20,000 in prize money. Due to COVID-19, the Competition will be held on only one day, Saturday, February 20 at the Monte Vista Groves Homes. Three highly qualified judges working in the field of opera in the United States will decide to whom the prize money will be awarded.

2021 Judges To Be Announced at a future date

2020
Judges

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

 

2019
Judges

Daniel Suk, Conductor

Brent Wilson, Conductor

Khori Dastoor, Opera San Jose

Dominic Domingo, San Diego Opera

 

2018
Judges

Angel Blue, soprano

Kosta Popovic, pianist/coach