Compete in St. Croix Valley Opera’s
2nd Annual Vocal Competition!
The Opera on the River Vocal Competition is open to unmanaged singers between the ages of 18 and 34. Full eligibility criteria can be found below. 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 winning singers will also have a chance to be presented on stage at the Opera on the River Grand Concert on July 30, 2022.
St. Croix Valley Opera is proud to be able to support emerging professional singers from Minnesota and Wisconsin. We have opened up the age range this year so that singers who may be in graduate school or have recently obtained a graduate degree can compete as well. Our goal is to grow this competition to include scholarships for college, and to have divisions so we can be more inclusive. We are just getting started!
- Megan Wagner, Co-Founder, and General Manager
Singers must be between the ages of 18 to 34 (Proof of Age Required)
Proof of Minnesota/Wisconsin resident (Driver's License) 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 a fee of $25
No backing tracks
Saturday, June 18, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater, MN
1st Place: $400*
2nd Place: $300*
3rd Place: $200
People’s Choice: $100 (Crowd Voted and Supported Award)
*Chance to be presented on stage at Opera on the River 2022!
Open to the Public - $10 suggested donation at the door.
John De Haan, Associate Professor and Voice Chair at the University of Minnesota
Joseph Li, Vice President, Artistic at Minnesota Opera
Margaret Jane Wray, American Dramatic Soprano
How to apply
Please click below to apply. We’ll ask for your contact details and proof of eligibility. 1st place winners from previous years are not eligible to compete. Limited to twenty-five (25) competitors, so don't wait. Apply Now!
We look forward to seeing you in the second annual SCVO Vocal Competition!