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IDVC Semi-Finals


LIVE STREAM: Wednesday, May 18

5:00pm PT – Meet the Judges

5:30pm PT – Competition Begins 

We hope that you will join us for the first round of the competition broadcast live from our state-of-the-art Heiman Digital Media Studio.

Watch on our website or YouTube to enjoy opera’s rising talent perform stunning arias and vote for your favorite singer to move on to the finals!

Join us for the Irene Dalis Competition Finals this Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 PM at the California Theatre!


ROSSINI: “Largo al factotum” from Il barbiere di Siviglia

          Samson McCrady  (text 006)              

VERDI: “Caro nome” from Rigoletto

Anastasia Malliaras (text 005)

VERDI: “O don fatale” from Don Carlo

Shanley Horvitz  (text 010)

PUCCINI: “Che tua madre” from Madama Butterfly

Emily Michiko Jensen (text 007)

TCHAIKOVSKY: “Prosti, nyebesnoye sozdanye” from Pique Dame

               Kyle Van Schoonoven (text 011)

HANDEL: “Nel mondo e nell’abisso” from Tamerlano

Andres Cascante (text 001)

VERDI: “Ah, fors’è lui…Sempre libera” from La traviata

Susanne Burgess (text 002)

BELLINI: “Sgombra è la sacra selva” from Norma

Veena Akama-Makia (text 003)

ROSSINI: “Deh! ti ferma, ti placa” from Semiramide

Ben Brady (text 004)   

MOZART: “Come scoglio” from Così fan tutte

Nina Mutalifu (text 008)

DONIZETTI: “Cruda, funesta smania” from Lucia di Lammermoor

Sejin Park (text 009)

Piano: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe


SMS Text (504) 285–0856 with your singer’s three-digit code, or click this link to cast your vote:

The singer with the most audience votes automatically moves on to the Finals! Polls open at 5:30 PM PT, and close 10 minutes after the last singer finishes their aria.

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