PSN18 Voice Competition & Pilsen Opera House Auditions

PSN18 Voice Competition

PSN18 Voice Competition Winners


Amanda Osorio

Silver Singer Award


Juyeon Yoo

Singer of the Year Award
Audience Favorite

Miguel Ortega Bañales

Bronze Singer Award

Dates & Details

Round One

Friday, June 29
Divadlo Oskara Nedbala, Tábor
Judges: PSN Faculty
Only 10 advance to final round

Final Round

Tuesday, July 3
Kaiserštejnsky Palace, Prague
Judges: Lawrence Brownlee (tenor),
Rosalind Plowright OBE 
Anne Midgette (Chief Classical Music Critic, Washington Post)
Open to the public


PSN18 Voice Competition Participants


(Cacey Nardolillo, Anne Midgette, Rosalind Plowright, Amanda Osorio, Juyeon Yoo, Miguel Ortega Bañales, Neeta Helms, Lawrence Brownlee)

Pilsen Opera House Audition

Audition Finalists


Zachary Bryant, Miguel Ortega Banales, Samantha Long, Amanda Osorio, Matthew Brennan, Eddie Lim, Yvette Keong, Billy Huyler

Dates & Details

The eight finalists participated in the audition on the main stage of the Opera House in Pilsen and received full consideration for professional contracts in the Czech Republic for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 seasons.

Round One

Thursday, June 21
Judges: Dr. Jelena Nosková, répétiteur (operatic vocal coach) at Národní Divadlo 
Doc. MgA. Martin Otava, Ph.D., General Director of Pilsen Opera

Final Round

Friday, June 22
Judges: Tomáš Pilař, Head of the Pilsen Opera Company, Artistic staff, conductors and coaches of the Pilsen Opera