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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. Over 650 applications were received for these six coveted positions.

2017-2018 Studio Artists

Katrina Galka


Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
2nd year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Medea / Zarathusa / Chained Woman / Helena (Hercules vs. Vampires), Shepherd Boy (Tosca), Cunegonde (Candide), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Woglinde (Das Rheingold)
Education: Boston University, Southern Methodist University
Previous Appearances: Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Opera


Stephanie Sanchez

Stephanie Sanchez, mezzo-soprano

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Persephone (Hercules vs. Vampires), Paquette (Candide), Berta (The Barber of Seville), Flosshilde (Das Rheingold)
Cover Assignments: Rosina (The Barber of Seville)
Education: Rice University, New Mexico State University
Previous Appearances: Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Sarasota Opera


Anthony Ciaramitaro

Anthony Ciaramitaro, tenor

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Theseus (Hercules vs. Vampires), Spoletta (Tosca), Governor / Vanderdendur / Ragotski (Candide), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville)
Cover Assignments: Candide (Candide)
Education: Florida State University, Rollins College
Previous Appearances: Chautauqua Opera, Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera
Facebook Page: @ciaramitarotenor 


Jarrett Porter, baritoneJarrett Porter

Hometown: San Fransisco, California
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Hercules (Hercules vs. Vampires), Sciarrone (Tosca), Maximilian (Candide), Fiorello (The Barber of Seville)
Education: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music
Previous Appearances: Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Saratoga, San Francisco Opera
Facebook Page: @jarrettporterbaritone



ZACHARY OWEN, Bass-Baritone

Hometown: St. Charles, IL
2nd year Studio Artist
On Our Mainstage: Lycos (Hercules vs. Vampires), Angelotti / Jailer (Tosca), Max Attendant / 1st Officer / James / Informer #1 / Archbishop / Waitress #2 / Father Bernard / Native / Sailor (Candide), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville)
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



Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, pianist/coach

Hometown: Lewisburg, PA
1st year Studio Artist
On Our Music Staff: Hercules vs. Vampires, Tosca, Candide, The Barber of Seville, Das Rheingold
Education: Arizona State University, Ithaca College
Previous Appearances: Aspen Music Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Mill City Summer Opera, Tri-Cities Opera



Community Partners

2017/18 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.

2017-18 Presenting Sponsor

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