San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2024 Adler Fellows
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 4, 2023) — San Francisco Opera Center Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson and General Manager Markus Beam announced today the 11 recipients of the 2024 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship. The cohort of talented young musicians begins the 2024 Fellowship in January, receiving individually tailored musical and performance training and a wide range of professional and personal development instruction. Since its inception in 1977, the prestigious Adler Fellowship has nurtured more than 180 young artists, launching the careers of many performers, conductors, vocal coaches, stage directors, arts professionals and educators throughout the industry.
The artists selected as 2024 Adler Fellows are sopranos Georgiana Adams (Chicago, Illinois), Caroline Corrales (St. Louis, Missouri), Arianna Rodriguez (Fairfax, Virginia) and Olivia Smith (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada); mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz (Oakland, California); tenor Thomas Kinch (Cardiff, Wales); baritone Samuel Kidd (Ann Arbor, Michigan); bass-baritones Jongwon Han (Seoul, South Korea) and James McCarthy (Pleasantville, New York) and coaches/pianists Julian Grabarek (Acton, Massachusetts) and Yang Lin (Shanghai, China). Georgiana Adams, Caroline Corrales, Julian Grabarek, Thomas Kinch, Samuel Kidd and James McCarthy are incoming first-year fellows. Arianna Rodriguez, Olivia Smith, Nikola Printz, Jongwon Han and Yang Lin continue in the program as second-year fellows.
San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows are trained in musical technique and preparation, foreign language skills, acting technique and movement, as well as financial management, leadership development, mental and emotional resilience, physical health and wellness and other skills necessary for a musical career in the twenty-first century. Adler singers are often cast in mainstage roles and leading cover assignments, while Adler pianists work closely with San Francisco Opera music staff to help prepare mainstage operas.
The 2023 Adlers concluding their fellowships at the end of this year are soprano Mikayla Sager, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Beteag, tenors Victor Cardamone, Edward Graves and Moisés Salazar and pianist Marika Yasuda. The 2023 Adler Fellows’ season culminates on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm at Herbst Theatre with the annual showcase concert, The Future Is Now. The program of arias and operatic scenes features the current Adler Fellows and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra under the baton of Ramón Tebar, who is also scheduled to conduct the Company’s performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (November 19–December 9). For information and tickets, visit sfopera.com.
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