PSN Vocal Competition & Plzeň Opera House Auditions

PSN Vocal Competition 2018

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

Final round judged by Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Rosalind Plowright OBE (mezzo), Anne Midgette (Chief Classical Music Critic of the Washington Post)

PSN Vocal Competition Winners

Singer of the Year Award: Juyeon Yoo

Silver Singer Award: Amanda Osorio

Bronze Singer Award: Miguel Ortega Bañales

Audience Favorite: Juyeon Yoo

Round One
Friday, June 29
Divadlo Oskara Nedbala, Tábor
Judges: PSN Faculty
*Only 10 will advance to final round
Final Round
Tuesday, July 3
Kaiserštejnsky Palace, Prague
Judges: Lawrence Brownlee, Rosalind Plowright, Anne Midgette
*This round is open to the public

Competition Participants 2018

Plzeň Opera House Audition


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

The eight finalists participated in the audition on the main stage of the Opera House in Plzeň 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 and doc. MgA. Martin Otava, Ph.D., General Director of Plzeň Opera
Final Round
Friday, June 22
Judges: Tomáš Pilař, Head of the Plzeň Opera Company, Artistic staff, conductors and coaches of the Plzeň Opera

Sign Up

Both the Competition and Audition are only open to PSN18 Participants. PSN signers may enter the Vocal Competition and the Plzeň Opera Audition individually, or sign up for both.

If entering both, applicants only need to pay 1 registration fee ($50).