Tulsa Opera Filstrup Resident Artist Program
Each season, Tulsa Opera engages up-and-coming opera artists as members of the Filstrup Resident Artist program. These artists sing supporting roles on the main stage, cover principal roles, and receive multiple training and outreach performance opportunities. All positions are paid a weekly honorarium and travel and housing are provided.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Filstrup Resident Artist Program are now closed.
2019-20 Filstrup Resident Artists
Baritone; Imperial Commissioner and Sharpless cover in Madama Butterfly
Lauded as a “consistently satisfying singer” by The New York Times, Mr. Boyd has received scholarships from both the Bradenton and Sarasota opera guilds in Florida, placed second in the New York Lyric Opera’s 2016 vocal competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Mildred Miller 2019 vocal competition.
Mezzo-soprano; Mercédès and Carmen cover in Carmen
Korean-American mezzo-soprano Alive Chung has been praised for being a “force of nature” (SFCV) and “soaring with impressive power” (KC Metropolis). In the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Chung will be making her company debut with Tulsa Opera as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen.
Tenor; Remendado and Don José cover in Carmen
Hailed as “heartbreakingly intense”, tenor Dominick Corbacio is a quickly emerging artist with a rapidly growing repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and art song. Most recently, Dominick spent the summer of 2019 as a fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute in Highland Park.
Soprano; Kate Pinkerton and Cio-Cio San cover in Madama Butterfly
Soprano Keely Futterer has been praised by Opera News as a “high-quality lyric soprano with a keen verbal nuance,” and has been seen in performances across the globe in China, Italy, and the US. Recently, she received critical acclaim for her role debut of Marie in La fille du Régiment at Opera Saratoga.
Soprano; Harriett Mosher in Emmeline
Laura McHugh, soprano, lauded for her “superb, floating” voice, was recently named 1st place winner in the 2018 National Classical Singer Competition by an esteemed panel of judges including Deborah Voight. She was also a Grand Finalist at the 2018 International Talents of the World Competition.
Baritone; Dancaïre and Escamillo cover in Carmen; Simon Fenton and Mr. Maguire cover in Emmeline
In the 2019-2020 season, baritone Jarrett Porter makes his debut as Dancaïre in Carmen at Tulsa Opera, and returns to Tulsa Opera later that season as Simon Fenton in Emmeline. Jarrett has recently finished his second year as a Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist at Arizona Opera.
Tenor; Yamadori and Pinkerton cover in Madama Butterfly
Tenor Samuel White is a recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where he earned a Professional Studies Certificate under the tutelage of Mark Oswald. Mr. White most recently performed the role of Matthew Gurney in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline at Manhattan School of Music in April 2019.
Soprano; Sophie and Emmeline cover in Emmeline
Karlye returns to Tulsa Opera as Sophie in Emmeline after her role and operatic debut with Tulsa Opera as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for their 2018-2019 season. Karlye was also seen onstage for Tulsa Opera’s 70th Anniversary Gala: The Stars Align, alongside notable opera singers.