Butler Opera International Competition 

Finalists and Semi-Finalists have been announced!


Festival Week

Aug. 25 Semi- Finalists and Finalists arrival

Aug. 26 Masterclasses with Butler Opera Center Faculty in Recital Studio (MRH 2.608

Aug. 26 Faculty Recital, 7:30 pm in Bates Recital Hall featuring:

Clifton Forbis, Tenor

Donnie Ray Albert, Baritone

Rick Rowley, Piano

Miguel Campinho, Piano

Aug. 27 Panel discussion and Auditions with Austin Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and ADA Artist Management in Bates Recital Hall.

Aug. 27 Semi-Finalists’ Recital 7:30 pm in Bates Recital Hall

The Grand Concert will be held on September 1st at 4 pm in Bates Recital Hall.

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Read what one of our 2017 winners had to say.

“Maestro Stefan was an absolute joy to work with. The opportunity to sing with a full orchestra brings the arias and scenes we have studied through the years to life.The color of the orchestra immediately improves the color of the voice.” -Benjamin Cox, Baritone

Hidenouri Inoue -Bass with Stefan Sanders- Round Rock Symphony Conductor

Our Vision

Learn about who we are  and how this competition came to be.

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The Competition

Find information about applying for the Butler Opera International Competition.

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The Inaugural Season

An inside look into our inaugural concert.

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Lee Hyun Sung - Soprano

Make a Contribution

Learn how you can make a difference.

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