(L to R): Lisa Chavez (Third prize), Katharine Gunnink (First Prize), Christie Hageman (Second Prize and Audience Favorite)

Seventh Annual IDVC Winners (L to R): Lisa Chavez (Third prize), Katharine Gunnink (First Prize), Christie Hageman (Second Prize, Audience Favorite). Photo courtesy of B. Shomler.

Opera San José, in association with Arts Management Services of San Francisco, will present the Eighth Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition on May 10, 2014, 3 p.m. at the California Theatre. Ten finalists will compete 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 will be selected by voting during the final intermission. The remaining seven contenders will receive $2,000 each as Encouragement awards. Singers wishing to enter the competition should visit the West Coast Auditions for Singers website for more information.




To purchase tickets, call the OSJ Box Office at (408) 437-4450 or order online.

$50 (General Seating )
$150 (includes Meet the Judges, Premium Seating, and Reception with the Artists)

Video excerpts from 2013 Irene Dalis Vocal Competition:

Video courtesy of Fred Heiman and Globe Video Productions

Following the competition, the company will present a Farewell Tribute Dinner for retiring General Director Irene Dalis at the Sainte Claire Hotel, located at 302 S. Market Street. Tickets ($300) include a Gala Reception, three-course dinner, and Irene Dalis Tribute can be purchased online or by calling the OSJ Box Office at  (408) 437-4450.

IDVC 2013 - Opera San Jose

Finalists from the Seventh Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition (L-R): Katharine Gunnink, Alexander Boyer, Christina Major, Isaiah Musik-Ayala, Lisa Chavez, Christie Hageman, Silas Elash, Jennie Litster, James Callon, Betany Coffland. Photo courtesy of B. Shomler.