Join us in discovering the next generation of opera stars.
TCO NEXT: A Virtual Vocal Competition encourages emerging professional singers by promoting new voices and new music. Singers will compete for cash prizes with a grand prize of $3,000 and a contract for a future role with Tri-Cities Opera.
Named in memory of Jeanne, Stuart, and Nancy “Frankie” Wilson, this prize commemorates a family’s decades-long legacy of generosity and nurturing affection for Tri-Cities Opera. We honor their spirit of adventure and reinvest some of their kindness in the first winner of TCO Next.
Named in loving memory of a long time TCO board member, opera lover, and force for philanthropy. This year, we have a tie for our third prize, so we will award $1000 to each of the winners, which is fitting because the Akel family’s generosity knows no bounds in our community.
Get to know our celebrity judges by watching their interviews below.