Presenting the Winners of the 8th Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition:

IDVC Winners

IDVC Winners (L-R): Nicole Birkland, Robert Watson, Cecilia Violetta López and Irene Dalis; photo courtesy of Robert Shomler.

First Place: Cecilia Violetta López, soprano

Second Place: Robert Watson, tenor

Third Place: Nicole Birkland, mezzo-soprano

Audience Favorite: Cecilia Violetta López, soprano









Opera San José will present the Ninth Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition on May 16, 2015, 3 p.m. at the California Theatre. Ten finalists competed for $50,000 in cash prizes: First prize ($15,000), second prize ($10,000) and third prize ($5,000.) In addition, a  $5,000 prize for Audience Favorite was selected by voting during the final intermission. The remaining seven contenders received $2,000 each as Encouragement awards. For tickets, ($150 and $50) call the OSJ Box Office at (408) 437-4450.

IDVC Finalists

IDVC finalists (L-R): Sara Duchovnay, David Gustafson, Kindra Scharich, Victoria Vargas, Robert Watson, Cecilia Violetta Lopez, Anthony Webb, Christine Suits, Isaiah Musik-Ayala, Nicole Birkland and Irene Dalis; photo courtesy of Robert Shomler