Pittsburgh Opera proudly presents our 2021-22 Resident Artists.

These stellar artists were hand-selected after a grueling and competitive application and audition process

During the course of the 2021-22 season, these talented individuals will perform:

  • The principal and supporting roles in the fully-staged Pittsburgh Opera productions 
  • Supporting roles, covering, and sometimes principal roles in Pittsburgh Opera's mainstage productions
  • In programs for public schools, community centers, libraries and corporate events
  • In regular Brown Bag concerts and special events 
  • At parties hosted by Pittsburgh Opera

We invite you to get to know our 2021-22 Resident Artist class:

The Resident Artist Program is made possible with generous support from the following sponsors:

  • Ms. Carmack's residency is generously sponsored by Hans and Leslie Fleischner
  • Ms. Ehlinger's residency is generously sponsored by Steven Seibert
  • Mr. Harr's residency is generously sponsored by Robert J. and Sharon E. Sclabassi
  • Mr. Gray's residency is sponsored by John and Virginia DiPucci and Alice Victoria Gelormino
  • Ms. Smith's residency is sponsored by Dr. Athan Georgiades and Dr. Lydia Contis
  • Mr. Turner's residency is generously sponsored by John and Nancy Traina and co-sponsored by Gene Welsh and Marty Healey.
  • Ms. Filloux's residency is generously sponsored by Michele and Pat Atkins
  • Mark Trawka’s faculty position is generously sponsored by Eileen and John Olmsted and co-sponsored by the Hollinshead Family in memory of Sylvia Hollinshead and the glorious Pittsburgh Opera Chorus
  • James Lesniak’s faculty position is generously sponsored by the Hollinshead Family in memory of Sylvia Hollinshead and the glorious Pittsburgh Opera Chorus


Learn how you can support a future opera star through Resident Artist Sponsorship.