Pittsburgh Opera proudly presents our 2022-23 Resident Artists.

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

During the course of the 2022-23 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, free programs, and special events 
  • At parties hosted by Pittsburgh Opera

We invite you to get to know our 2022-23 Resident Artist class:

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

  • Mr. Bell’s Residency is generously sponsored by Robert J. and Sharon E. Sclabassi.
  • Dr. Gillard's Residency is generously sponsored by Susan Candace Hunt.
  • Ms. Laird’s Residency is generously sponsored by Steven Seibert. 
  • Mr. Lazdowski’s Residency is generously sponsored by Leslie Fleischner.
  • Mr. O’Hearn’s Residency is generously sponsored by John and Nancy Traina.
  • Ms. Richter’s Residency is generously sponsored by John and Virginia DiPucci and Alice Victoria Gelormino.
  • Ms. Stamats’ Residency is generously sponsored by John Battaglia.

Faculty positions are made possible with the generous support from the following:

  • 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.
  • Glenn Lewis’s faculty position is generously sponsored by Anna Futrell.


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