Since 1985, Denver Lyric Opera Guild has presented the Competition for Colorado Singers. This is an exciting event for promising young singers between the ages of 23 and 32. Two separate sets of judges made up of opera performers, directors and/or educators choose a designated number of candidates to whom cash awards are given in order to help these young people continue their careers.
Many of our finalists have gone on to grace the stages of opera houses around the world.
2017 First & Second Place Winners
First Place: Ekkaterina Kotcherguina
Second Place: Amy Maples
2017 Top 7 Finalists
Ekaterina Kotcherguina, Amy Maples, Joshua DeVane, Molly Jane Hill, Christian Mark Gibbs, Schlyer Vargas, Jovahnna Borboa
2017 Finalists & Finalist Judges
Finalists: Ekaterina Kotcherguina, Amy Maples, Joshua DeVane, Molly Jane Hill, Christian Mark Gibbs, Schlyer Vargas, Jovahnna Borboa
Judges: Mark Calkins, Erie Mills, Emily Pulley
2017 Finalist Judges
Mark Calkins, Erie Mills, Emily Pulley
2017 Top 15 Finalists
Top Row: Michael Aiello, Griffen Hogan Tracy, Christian Mark Gibbs, Ekaterina Kotcherguina, Joshua DeVane, Schlyer Vargas
Bottom Row: Younwoo Seo, Nadya Hill, Clair McCahan, Rebecca Henriques, Mary Kettlewell, Humberto Borboa Beltran, Jovahnna Borboa, Amy Maples, Molly Jane Hill
DLOG also provides grants to Colorado colleges and universities as well as
apprentice programs conducted by Colorado's various opera companies.
For more information about our grants, please view the grants page.