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Marion Roose Pullin 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.

2018/19 Studio Artists

Cadie Jordan, Soprano

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1st year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert
On Our Stage: Chan Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird, Despina in Così fan tutte, Annina in La Traviata, and Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro
Education: Indiana University, Louisiana State University
Previous Appearances: Ballet Tucson, Indiana University Opera Theater , Des Moines Metro Opera, La Musica Lirica


Kaitlyn Johnson, soprano

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
1st year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Peter and Lee Larson
On Our Stage: Doris Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte
Education: Indiana University, Rice University
Previous Appearances: Atlanta Opera, Indiana University Opera Theater, Prague Summer Nights Festival



Katherine Beck, mezzo-soprano

Hometown: Vermont
1st year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Drs. Ginger and Tom Collier
On Our Stage: Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Flora in La Traviata, Madeleine Audebert in Silent Night, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro
Education: University of Southern California State, University of New York at Potsdam
Previous Appearances: Opera Colorado, Pittsburgh Festival Opera,  Aspen Opera Theater Center


Bille Bruley, tenor

Hometown: Montgomery, Texas
1st year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Robert and Shoshana Tancer & Dr. Judith G. Wolf
On Our Stage: Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Gastone in La Traviata, Jonathan Dale in Silent Night, Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro
Education: The Glimmerglass Festival, Indiana University, Baylor University,
Previous Appearances: The Glimmerglass Festival, The John F. Kennedy Center, Virginia Opera, Central City Opera, Sante Fe Opera 


Jarrett Porter, baritoneJarrett Porter

Hometown: San Fransisco, California
2nd year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Roma Wittcoff
On Our Stage: Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Father Palmer in Silent Night, Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro
Education: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music
Previous Appearances:  Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Saratoga, San Francisco Opera



Brandon Morales, Bass-Baritone

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
1st year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Dan A. Klingenberg & Don Williams
On Our Stage: Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Doctor Grenville in La Traviata, British Major in Silent Night, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro
Education: Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music
Previous Appearances: Portland Opera, Virginia Opera, Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Toledo Opera



Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, pianist/coach

Hometown: Lewisburg, PA
2nd year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Karen Fruen
On Our Music Staff: Maria de Bunes Aires, Charlie Parker's YardbirdCosì fan tutte, La Traviata, Silent Night, The Marriage of Figaro
Education: Arizona State University, Ithaca College
Previous Appearances: Aspen Music Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Mill City Summer Opera, Tri-Cities Opera



Community Partners

2018/19 Studio Artist housing is generously provided by MUSE: Inspired Urban Living.

Arizona Senior Academy
Courtyard Marriott
Tucson Airport
Steinway Piano
Showroom, Scottsdale
The Grayhawk Classic Residents’ Foundation

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.