Selected Graduates

Many graduates of Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program enjoy distinguished careers in opera and have collectively performed in virtually every major opera house around the world, including: The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, Leipzig Opera, and many more internationally and abroad. These are some of the selected graduates of the Resident Artist Training Program who have enjoyed notable opera careers:

Recent Alumni (since 2015):

  • Abigail Rethwisch – Chautauqua Opera, Utah Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Utah Symphony
  • Meroe Khalia Adeeb* – Glimmerglass Opera
  • Andrew Hiers* – Merola Program, Opera Colorado
  • Quinn Bernegger – Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera
  • Jake Stamatis – Opera Ithaca, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival , Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
  • Mary Beth Nelson – Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera

Other Alumni:

  • Christopher Arneson* – Santa Fe Opera
  • Judy Berry* – Leipzig Opera, Amsterdam Opera, Edmonton Opera, Perth Festival, Edinburgh Festival
  • Cynthia Clarey – Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • Jeremy Galyon – Metropolitan Opera
  • Jake Gardner – Cologne Opera, Vienna State Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre
  • Jill Gardner – Lyric Opera of Chicago, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater
  • Todd Geer* – Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera
  • Christopher Hux* – Wexford Festival
  • Linda Larson – New York City Opera
  • Guido LeBrón – Wexford Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera
  • Richard Leech – Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera
  • Timothy LeFebvre* – San Francisco Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Sarasota Opera
  • Michael Lockley* – New York City Opera
  • Raúl Melo – Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera, NYC Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
  • Lori-Kaye Miller – New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Boheme Opera
  • Marlin Miller – Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Scala, Amsterdam Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
  • Aaron St. Clair Nicholson* – Glimmerglass Opera, Metropolitan Opera
  • Bruce Reed – New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opernhaus Zurich, The Canadian Opera
  • Victor Robertson – Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Minnesota Opera, Spoleto Festival U.S.A.
  • John M. Russell* – Metropolitan Opera
  • Kenneth Shaw – New York City Opera
  • Marietta Simpson* – Houston Grand Opera
  • Richard Taylor – Covent Garden
  • Julia Anne Wolf* – Washington & New York City Opera

*denotes a graduate of the MM in Opera Program at Binghamton University