May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Bates Recital Hall

Don't miss an evening of world-class singing as finalists perform some of opera's greatest arias to compete for prize money in front of a distinguished panel of judges.  The audience will also get the opportunity to vote for their favorite performance, live!


W.A. Mozart            
Ah! chi mi dice mai from Don Giovanni
Deh, se piacer mi vuoi from La Clemenza di Tito
Aprite un po’ quegli occhi from Le nozze di Figaro
Temerari…Come scoglio from Così fan tutte   

Charles Gounod
Avant de quitter ces lieux from Faust

Giuseppe Verdi
Salce, Salce from Otello  
Infelice! E tuo credevi from Ernani
Tregua è cogl’Unni… Dagl’immortali…. È gettata la mia sorte…. from Attila
O don fatale from Don Carlo
Come dal ciel precipita from Macbeth

Giacomo Puccini
Donde lieta uscì from La Bohème

Engelbert Humperdinck
Ja, Gretelchen...Hurr, Hopp Hopp! from Hänsel und Gretel

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ves’ Tabar Spit from Aleko

Georges Bizet            
En vain, pour éviter from Carmen
Quand la flamme de l’amour from La jolie fille de Perth

Gioachino Rossini
Largo al factotum from Il Barbiere di Siviglia       

Richard Strauss
Wie du warst! Wie du bist! from Der Rosenkavalier   

Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky
Ya vas lyublyu from Pique Dame                         

Jules Massenet            
Pleurez! Pleurez mes yeux! from Le Cid

Stanislaw Moniuszko
Ha! Dzieciatko nam umiera…O mój maleĊ„ki from Halka   

Camille Saint-Saëns
Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse from Samson et Dalila  


Dorothy Gal, soprano

Annelise Klenetsky, soprano

Alexandra Razskazoff, soprano

Veena Akama-Makia, mezzo-soprano

Sun-Ly Pierce, mezzo-soprano

Sarah Saturnino, mezzo-soprano

Navasard Hakobyan, baritone

Luke Sutliff, baritone

Le Bu, bass-baritone  

Evan Lazdowski, bass-baritone

Eric Delagrange, bass


Annie Burridge, General Director, and CEO, Austin Opera

Carrie-Ann Matheson, Artistic Director, San Francisco Opera Center; Artistic Director, Merola Program

Darlene Wiley, Executive Director, Butler Opera International

Dominic Domingo, Senior Artist Manager, Askonas Holt

Joshua Winograde, Senior Director of Artistic Programs, LA Opera; Professor and Director of Opera Studies at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

Myra Huang, Head of Music, Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, The Metropolitan Opera; Director of Musical Administration, Aspen Music Festival & School

Nino Sanikidze, Head Coach, Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, LA Opera; Voice Faculty, Lehrer Vocal Institute, Music Academy of the West

Samuel Gelber, Director of Artistic Planning, Washington National Opera

Tamar Sanikidze, Director, Butler Opera Center, University of Texas at Austin; Artistic Director, Butler Opera International; Head of Vocal Piano, Lehrer Vocal Institute, Music Academy of the West


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $10.00 - $30.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: Butler School of Music
  • The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music in The University of Texas at Austin is a very exciting place where talented students study with an excellent faculty of outstanding performers, scholars, pedagogues, and composers. Ours is a community where every day is exciting and every evening is filled with multiple musical opportunities. We offer a comprehensive array of degree programs ranging from the bachelor’s through the doctorate in performance, composition, music teacher training, jazz, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy, and liberal studies in music. The Butler School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Just as Texas is a place where anything is possible, the Butler School of Music is also a place where anything is possible.

    The Butler School of Music has approximately 100 music faculty who serves some 700 music students. With a student-to-teacher ratio of seven to one, our students receive valuable personal attention. Housed in one of the country’s major universities, the Butler School provides our students with opportunities unavailable to students in many smaller institutions. These enrichment opportunities include the Texas Performing Arts, the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the LBJ Library and many other centers and special programs. These organizations regularly bring outstanding guests to campus, and provide research materials unmatched on most campuses. Furthermore, the Butler School presents some 500 concerts, recitals, operas and other special musical events annually.

Venue Details

  • Address: 2406 Robert Dedman Dr
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78712