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July 31, 2021

Participant Eligibility Ages 18-26


11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Stillwater Area High School


5701 Stillwater Blvd. N.

Stillwater, MN 55082


Open to the Public

$10 Suggested Donation


Be the first to compete in St. Croix Valley Opera’s inaugural Vocal Competition!

The Opera on the River Vocal Competition is open to unmanaged singers between the ages of 18 and 26. Full eligibility criteria can be found below. The judging panel for the competition will include American dramatic soprano Margaret Jane Wray and local choir director Katelyn Larson. Modest cash prizes will be awarded to the singers who place first, second, and third, and there will also be a "People's Choice" candidate selected by the spectators. The top two winning singers will also have an opportunity to perform alongside our headliners at the Opera on the River Grand Concert the following weekend.




Eligibility Requirements:

  • Singer must be between the ages of 18 to 26 (Proof of Age Required)

  • Proof of Minnesota/Wisconsin resident or a student currently attending a Minnesota/Wisconsin high school, college, or university (Student ID)

  • Must be unmanaged

  • 1 Aria/Art Song in a foreign language and 1 Aria/Art Song/Musical Theatre piece in english.

  • Can bring own pianist or SCVO can provide one for fee of $25

  • No backing tracks



Saturday July 31, 2021



11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Stillwater Area High School Auditorium

5701 Stillwater Blvd. N.

Stillwater, MN 55082



1st Place: $400*

2nd Place: $300*

3rd Place: $200

People’s Choice: $100 (Crowd Voted and Supported Award)


*Chance to sing alongside Opera on the River headliners the following week!



Open to the public - $10 suggested donation at the door



Margaret Jane Wray (American Dramatic Soprano)

Katelyn Larson (SAHS Choir Director)

Skip James (Collaborative Pianist)



How to apply


Please click below to apply. We’ll ask for your contact details and proof of eligibility.


We look forward to seeing you in the first SCVO Vocal Competition!