Palm Springs Opera Guild

Vocal Competition

Singers – we are now accepting applications for the Dec 2, Vocal Competition thru Oct 1, 2023.

Visit our Calendar of Events page for information and the online application

Over $35,000 in cash scholarships awarded…

Produced by the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert over the past thirty-nine years, the Palm Springs Vocal Competition has awarded scholarships to hundreds of young men and women who are preparing for a career in the operatic arts. The finalists, selected through an auditioning process, perform before a live audience. The finals judges include professionals charged with discovering new talent for their opera productions.

 The 2022 Vocal Competition winner is Alissa Goretsky. Alissa received a $10,000 cash scholarship. Watch for upcoming information about our next Palm Springs Opera Guild’s 30th Annual Vocal Competition set for December 2, 2023.

Stars Are Born…

Sondra Radvanovsky

Several finalists from past competitions have gone on to achieve significant success in their field. Vocal competitions like these enable emerging singers to perfect their craft and start to get recognition as they rise in the ranks of operatic performance. Several first-place winners are currently singing with major opera companies in such venues as Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, the New York Metropolitan, LA Opera, San Diego Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. Four of the most famous are performing regularly in opera companies around the world. Notable singers include soprano Sondra Radvanovsky; soprano Angela Meade; tenor Charles Castronovo; Lauren Michelle, soprano, Angel Blue, soprano, and soprano Amber Wagner.