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.

We are seeking singers for the 2020-21 Tulsa Opera Filstrup Resident Artist Program. New York auditions will be held the week of December 2, 2019. Check back here soon for details and a YAPTracker registration link.

2019-20 Resident Artists

Alexander Boyd

Alexander Boyd
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.

Alice Chung

Alice Chung
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.

Dominick Corbacio

Dominick Corbacio
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.

Keely Futterer

Keely Futterer
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.

Laura McHugh

Laura McHugh
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.

Jarrett Porter

Jarrett Porter
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.

Karlye Whitt

Karlye Whitt
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.