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Arizona Opera Studio

In residence all season, Studio Artists can be seen performing on both our main stage and throughout Arizona. The Studio also provides well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level. These opportunities help bridge the gap between academic studies and a professional career. Over 650 applications were received for these six coveted positions.

2016-2017 Studio Artists

Katrina Galka

KATRINA GALKA, Soprano

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: First Sprite (Rusalka), Clorinda (Cinderella)
Education: Boston University, Southern Methodist University
Previous Appearances: Atlanta Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Opera
Website: http://katrinagalka.com/

 

 


MARIA KAGANSKAYA

Mariya Kaganskaya, MEZZO-SOPRANO

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Soloist (Sapphire Celebration), Third Sprite (Rusalka), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Tisbe (Cinderella)
Education: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, UC San Diego
Previous Appearances: Opera Santa Barbara, Russian Opera Workshop, Santa Fe Opera
Website: http://www.mariyakaganskaya.com/

 

 


Joseph Lattanzi

joseph lattanzi, Baritone

Hometown: Mableton, GA
2nd year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Soloist (Sapphire Celebration), Gamekeeper (Rusalka),  Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Dandini (Cinderella)
Education: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Previous Appearances: Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Merola Opera Program, Seattle Opera
Website: http://www.josephlattanzibaritone.com/

 


Alyssa Martin, Mezzo-SopranoAlyssa Martin

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
2nd year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Soloist (Sapphire Celebration), Kitchen Boy (Rusalka), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Angelina (Cinderella)
Education: Indiana University
Previous Appearances: Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Virginia Opera
Website: http://www.alyssamartinmezzo.com/

 

 


Cody Martin, Pianist/Coach

Hometown: Mascoutah, IL
2nd year Studio Artist
On Our Music Staff: Sapphire Celebration, Rusalka, Madama Butterfly, Riders of the Purple Sage, Cinderella
Education: Florida State University, Murray State University
Previous Appearances: Brevard Music Center, Des Moines Metro Opera, Hubbard Hall Opera, Virginia Opera
Website: http://codymartinmusic.wix.com/codymartin

 


Zach Owen

ZACHARY OWEN, Bass-Baritone

Hometown: St. Charles, IL
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Soloist (Sapphire Celebration), Bonze (Madama Butterfly), Alidoro (Cinderella)
Education: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Luther College
Previous Appearances: Des Moines Metro Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Kentucky Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis
 

 

 


Community Partners

Arizona Senior Academy
Courtyard Marriott
Tucson Airport
Sagewood
Steinway Piano
Showroom, Scottsdale
Vi at Grayhawk
Zazu Pannee Park Regent


Special Thanks

Arizona Opera extends its gratitude to Marion Roose Pullin, whose continued and sustaining support reflects an unwavering dedication to the emerging talent of today and the stars of tomorrow.

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