Opera Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists Program

The Opera Philadelphia stage has a history as a welcoming environment where rising vocal talents are nurtured. Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe, and Denyce Graves are just some of the young singers who went on to great operatic careers following early exposure to the professional stage in Philadelphia. 

Due to programming shifts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Opera Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists Program is on hiatus. We look forward to resuming the program in the 2021-2022 Season.

For information on how to support the Emerging Artist Program, contact Rebecca Ackerman, Director of Individual Giving and Advancement Services, at ackerman@operaphila.org or 215.893.5904.

If you are an artist and interested in the Emerging Artist Program, please contact Michael Eberhard, Artistic Administrator, at eberhard@operaphila.org

Emerging Artist Program Alumni






  • Andrew Bogard, bass-baritone
  • Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano
  • Roy Hage, tenor
  • Alasdair Kent, tenor
  • Jarrett Ott, baritone
  • Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano


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