Butler Opera International Competition 

Finalists and Semi-Finalists have been announced!


Festival Week

Semi-finalists and Finalists will be announced March 15th, 2019.

Finalists arrival date August 25th, 2019.

Masterclasses with Butler Opera Center Faculty and Evening Faculty Recital August 26th, 2019.

Panel discussion and Auditions with Austin Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, and ADA Artist Management and Evening Semi-Finalist Recital August 27th, 2019.

Rehearsals and program dates August 25th through September 2nd, 2019.

The concert will be held on September 1st at 4 pm followed by a reception 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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In Partnership with 

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With Support from Houston Saengerbund